We all dream of shampoo commercial hair, right? It might seem like a trick of the photography or a total photo shop job. That might be true, but you can achieve super shiny, glossy hair without having to be discovered and get a place on television. In fact, there are some really easy things you can do to create the look without putting in a ton of time and effort. Sound too good to be true? It’s really not! Check it out! Thank you Family Circle magazine!
1. Choose Products Designed for Your Specific Hair Needs
Do you have colored hair? Damaged hair? Curly hair? Thin hair? You get the idea. When you shop for shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products, make sure you are choosing those that align with the needs of your hair so that you can get a great start on creating the smooth look you’re craving.
2. Go Easy on the Dry Shampoo to Create Shine
Dry shampoo can be a real lifesaver after you hit the gym or when your hair is a bit greasy, but you don’t have time to wash. However, use it too much and it can really dull the luster of your strands. It’s designed to mattify and soak up shine so using it too often can backfire on you. Instead, use it in a pinch and stick to a regular hair washing routine the rest of the time.
3. Try Products That Contain Oils
In addition to using products formulated for your hair type, experts suggest trying those that contain oils. These oils will hydrate your hair and plump up each strand, creating a smooth and sleek look that will turn heads all over the place. Argan, coconut, olive, avocado and sunflower oil are all great choices.
4. Take Care of Your Hair Even when You’re Sleeping
Instead of sleeping with your hair down at night, try wearing it in a loose bun on top of your head. This helps prevent damage from being pulled around as you move around in your sleep. Using a satin pillowcase also cuts down on friction, which can save you from split ends and damage that will look anything but sleek and smooth.
5. Don’t Skip Brushing Your Hair – It’s Good for Your Strands
I have to admit that I very rarely brush my hair with an actual brush. It’s really curly so I usually use a comb or my fingers. Turns out I shouldn’t be skipping the brush even if it does create the most horrendous frizz imaginable. Brushing helps stimulate your natural scalp oils, which promotes sleek and healthy hair. Experts suggest using a boar bristle brush for the best results.
6. Practice Safe Coloring to Preserve Your Hair
There’s nothing wrong with getting some highlights or completely overhauling the color of your hair, provided you do so in a safe way. Done the wrong way, your hair will look frizzy, dry and icky. Opt for demi-permanent color options, which are much milder than traditional hair dye. You’ll get the color you want without the damage that often goes with it. Perfect!
7. Make Sure You’re Washing the Right Way
Regular washing keeps your hair clean and removes product buildup. Hair care experts recommend sudsing up your scalp, roots and along your hairline. You can skip washing the tips as they don’t get that dirty, but are much more prone to damage and breakage.
Do you have the sleek, shiny hair that we all crave? What advice can you share for getting it?