8 Secret Ways to get Shiny Hair

Hello, cupcakes!

Today, I am back with an article on tips and tricks that would help you in making your hair super shiny and healthy looking. Stay tuned for an interesting post!

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1. Prep up in the shower itself

Apart from using shampoos that promise and claim to add shine to your mane and keep it frizz free, use natural and easily available grocery items like apple cider vinegar at the end of your shower to seal the moisture in your cuticles. The logic behind doing so is that vinegar is acidic in nature and seals the cuticles. You can store it in a spray bottle and use it every time you wash your hair.

2. Leave in conditioner could be your best buddy!

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This would make your hair shinier and frizz free. It would make your hair much smoother and softer looking. Apply it when your hair is still wet or use a paddle brush if it is still difficult to spread the product evenly. Choose a light-weight conditioner that seals your cuticle and make it looks shiny!

3. Use a hair spray

Using a light-weight hairspray is an instant way to add some extra shine and luster to your hair, and this will up your hair game and add an oomph factor to your everyday appearance. It’s a great way to create a polished and elegant look.

4. Choose your brush wisely

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Use a brush that suits your style and needs. Keep experimenting till you find your best pick. Ideally, a brush with boar and nylon bristles is considered best to maintain shine and luster in hair, and the nylon bristles grip the hair and the boar ones keep them sleek and shiny.

5. Always follow up your blow dry session with a blast of cool air

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The mysterious setting on your hair dryer, which is cool air setting, helps in sealing the hair cuticles, and setting the final look for long lasting styles and added shine. Experts suggest that one must switch to cool air setting when your hair is 80 percent dry. The cool air setting is also preferable for curly hairs to hold the curls in without making them look frizzy.

6. Use a satin pillowcase

The reason behind this is that satin pillowcases are very soft and smooth, which results in less damage and breakage of your hair. Your hair doesn’t get tangled up this way and you don’t wake up with an ugly bed-head. Apart from this, satin pillowcases don’t suck out moisture from your hairs like cotton pillowcases do. As an added benefit, it is also better for your skin and delays the process of aging.

7. Include more protein in your meal

Your hair follicle is made up of protein, so it makes sense to add more of it to your diet to maintain long and shiny mane. A protein deficiency causes hair loss and premature graying. If you are vegetarian and don’t get much protein from your diet, consider getting yourself some protein supplements.

8. Secure your hair in loose, soft buns instead of elastics

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This keeps your hairs from tangling with each other while you get busy with your day to day chores and sleep. And it is much better than securing your hairs with the help of elastics and ruffles as they cause more damage and breakage to the hair. As an added bonus, sleeping with a soft braid/bun will give you pretty and lose waves the following morning, so you could also give your styling products and tongs a break without sacrificing on prettiness.

That’s all for today, girlies! Hope this helps!

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