Do you want gorgeous glossy hair? Here’s how to bid goodbye to dull, lifeless strands and restore vitality.
Are your dull, lifeless strands giving you sleepless nights? Environmental stressors, heat styling, and poor hair care can all cause your locks to lose their lustre and shine. When strands are damaged, primarily by heat or strong chemicals, they begin to break and fail to reflect light. To achieve healthy and glossy hair, it is vital to ensure the hair cuticle is closed and smooth so that it can reflect light. I have compiled a list of tips and tricks that will restore vitality and help you attain the glossy hair you have always dreamed of.
Reach out for nourishing products
If you want glossy hair, hydration is paramount. I recommend reanalysing your hair care cabinet and switching to nourishing and gentle products. Instead of harsh, chemical-laden shampoos, reach out for sulphate-free, hydrating shampoos that do not strip your hair of natural oils. And don’t forget the conditioner. Since in-shower conditioners often weigh your hair down, I recommend a nourishing leave-in conditioner or serum to boost shine. Once a week, incorporate deep conditioning treatments or hair masks into your routine to deliver intense hydration and repair.
Use a silk pillowcase
Are you struggling with dry and frizzy hair? Friction is the culprit! Since cotton pillowcases create friction, sleeping on them can snag your hair and cause frizz. A silk or satin pillowcase, on the other hand, thanks to its incredibly smooth texture, lets your hair slide over it without friction, reducing the likelihood of waking up with frizzy hair, tangles, or bedhead. Furthermore, since it does not strip your hair of the much-needed hydration, it keeps your hair healthy and glossy.
Switch to a wooden comb
Did you know plastic combs are actually one of the primary causes of hair damage? They cause:
- Static and hair frizz
- Snagging and pulling
- Split ends
- Dry and brittle hair
The best way to prevent this is to switch to a wood comb. Just like your hair, wooden combs are carbon-based. As both your hair and the comb have a static charge, there is less breakage and frizz when you use a wood comb. The wood comb bristles are soft and very gentle on your hair and scalp. Unlike plastic combs, a wooden comb can nourish your hair. When you use a wooden comb instead of a plastic one, the oils present in your scalp get equally distributed across your hair. Hence, it leaves your hair looking healthy, bouncy and shiny.
Try a cold water rinse
Incorporating cold water rinse in your hair care regimen can make a significant difference in the appearance and health of your hair. For a lustrous mane, your hair cuticle needs to be closed and smooth. The cuticle is made up of flat, overlapping cells that resemble scales and have the ability to open and close. Hot water can cause the cuticles to open, giving your hair a lifeless and dull appearance. Cold water, on the other hand, helps to seal in moisture and create a smooth surface that reflects light, giving your hair a shiny finish.
Incorporate these tips and tricks into your hair care regimen and pay attention to your hair’s unique needs to achieve healthy and glossy hair. If you want to learn more about ways to boost hair shine, schedule a consultation with me here.