When it comes to hair goals, you’ll often find ‘shine’ at the top of most people’s lists. If you love that just-left-the-hairdressers feel, then you’ve come to the right place to find out how to get a salon-worthy shine on a daily basis. All it takes is some TLC, the right products, and a little bit of time, and you’ll be well on the way on your hair journey. If shiny, lustrous, healthy hair is your thing, then keep on reading.
Shine enhancing formulas
Perhaps the first and most obvious place to start is with the formulas that are made to give your hair enviable shine. Pick up the MONDAY Haircare Smooth Shampoo and Smooth Conditioner – designed for daily use, the nourishing formulas work to smooth, soften, and add shine to each and every strand. Enriched with vitamin E to nourish and shea butter to hydrate, this is good hair bottled.
Don’t neglect the scalp
Great hair starts with the scalp, which is why it’s so important that you make sure to include it as a focal point in your routine. Healthy scalp = healthy hair, so no matter how many shine-enhancing products you’re using, if you’re ignoring your scalp, they’re never going to reach their full potential. Start with something simple – add a scalp brush into your hair washing routine. The Hello Klean Scalp Exfoliating Brush uses silicone bristles to massage and stimulate the scalp, promoting healthier hair growth, as well as removing dulling dead skin cells and build-up from around the roots. Plus, it feels like getting a scalp massage in your own shower, so what’s not to love?
Moisture is your BFF
It goes without saying that if you want shinier hair, then moisture is key. Gone are the days of basic shampoos and conditioners and the job’s done. There are now so many formulas that work wonders for your hair, no matter your hair type. If you’re looking for a mask that works wonders, then you need to get the iconic Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque – it couldn’t leave your hair looking any shinier. If you have fine, thin hair that can be prone to getting weighed down and greasy with heavy products, choose a lightweight formula or even try a nourishing leave-in treatment.
For a quick win, consider adding a treatment like the Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 into your routine. Known for their hair restoring formulas, this Olaplex treatment works by strengthening the bonds in the hair, resulting in smoother, shinier strands. Loved by hair dressers and hair obsessives a like, this treatment is like a reset button for dull, damaged, and over-processed hair.
Clear and clarify build-up
If you’ve been using all the shine-enhancing products you can get your hands on but still aren’t seeing results, then it might be time to reach for a clarifying treatment. Build-up of product, dead skin cells, pollution, dirt, and grime can lead to dull, lifeless hair that your usual shampoo and conditioner routine might not be able to shift. Try the Philip Kingsley Vitamin C Jelly Detoxifying Hair & Scalp Treatment – this treatment works by clearing the hair and scalp of all product build-up and impurities, leaving it super clean but not over-stripped. Then all you need to do is sit back and let your hair routine do its thing.
Hair oils are your go-to
For nourishment and shine, invest in a good hair oil and make it your go-to. Hair oils nourish, add strength, hydrate, and soften your hair, all whilst adding and enhancing shine. A favourite of ours is the Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil Argan. Formulated with Jamaican black castor oil (famous for making your hair look its best) and hair hero argan oil, this hair oil grants you all your hair wishes in just one application.
Get your beauty sleep
What you do to your hair whilst you sleep is just as important as your day-to-day routine. Cotton pillowcases can be harsh on hair strands, causing breakage, frizz, and friction that can stop you reaching your shine potential. Invest in the one of the Silke London Hair Wraps and thank us later. The ultra-soft, silky material of this cap prevents friction and frizz, and prolongs the results of your treatments, meaning that your shiny hair won’t turn dull as quick. It also helps to prevent breakage and by now we all know that healthy hair results in shiny hair.
It’s all in the brush
Your brush is key to how shiny your hair is, smoothing out knots, tangles, and frizz. We’re obsessed with the Beauty Works X Molly-Mae Oval Bristle Brush – the bristles in this brush work smooth the hair and prevent static, resulting in an enviable shine.