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Get The Ultimate Shiny Hair: 10 Tips & Tricks

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We’ve curated a guide with top tips and must-have products to help you get your healthiest hair yet that has a mirror-like shine and glossy finish.
Get The Ultimate Shiny Hair: 10 Tips & Tricks

Your hair's health is indicated by how it naturally catches and reflects light. Wonder why? Your hair has an outer layer known as the cuticle and the ability of your hair to reflect light increases when this layer is smooth. There’s nothing quite like naturally lustrous and vibrant locks that give your hair a shiny appearance. While hair care products address hair concerns and help you achieve the sought-after sheen, there are many styling products that give you a glossy finish similar to the glass-like shine of celebrities on red carpets. Read this guide to know how you can get shiny hair naturally as well as products you can use to get a glossy finish while styling.

1. Hair Oil Treatment

Oiling your hair is no secret hair hack as it has been practised in India’s households for ages. The biggest factor to consider while trying to achieve naturally shiny hair is ensuring that your hair has enough moisture. Massage your scalp with the Bajaj 100% Virgin & Cold Pressed Pure Castor Oil for a lustrous shine and hydration. Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid that stimulates blood circulation and has antimicrobial properties that reduce scalp issues.

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2. Clarifying Shampoo

Designed to deeply cleanse and remove excess oils or product buildup, clarifying shampoos remove residue that regular shampoos may not be able to move. Use the Olaplex No. 4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo that clears the way for healthy hair growth and restores the shine of your hair. However, clarifying shampoos can be drying and should be used every few weeks to deeply cleanse. To avoid dry hair you should also ensure to cool rinse the hair instead of using warm water.

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3. Regular Nourishment

From deep conditioning and hydrating the hair to repairing damage and adding shine, hair masks have several benefits and must be part of your regular routine. Opt for the Forest Essentials Intensive Hair Repair Masque which has a potent blend of herbs and natural ingredients like Banana pulp, Methi, Brahmi and Nagarmotha.

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4. Leave-In Conditioner

Leave-in conditioners may seem like going overboard if you already condition your hair while washing. But buying a versatile product like the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Milky Leave-In Conditioner is totally worth the time. The formula is weightless with detangling properties that prevent frizz and provide 230°C heat protection. It also has SDJ’s iconic and viral Cheirosa fragrance that leaves your hair smelling heavenly.

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5. Scalp Care

Buildup on the scalp from sweat, dirt, and even products can clog the hair follicles, damaging your hair and affecting growth. Use the Earth Rhythm scrub to gently cleanse, and remove product buildup and the greasy feel. It has ingredients like the exfoliating AHA that removes dirt while retaining the natural moisture, Betaine that makes the hair softer, Vitamin B5 to improve scalp health, and is rich in antioxidants to stimulate blood circulation.

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6. Serums

Hair serums with lightweight oils like argan coat the hair and smooth out the outer layers, creating a shiny look. We recommend using the Love Earth Moroccan Argan Hair Serum that also has the goodness of olive, bhringraj, and other nourishing oils that work to make your hair stronger from within and shinier on the outside.

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7. Boost Of Hydration

Hyaluronic acid helps retain the hair’s moisture to improve its vibrancy and overall appearance. It also nourishes the scalp and hair follicles to promote healthy hair. Unlock the benefits of this ingredient with the L'Oreal Paris Hyaluron Moisture Hydra Filling Night Cream that volumises the hair and reduces dullness.

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8. Gels

Want celeb-like shiny hair? Use a hair spray after styling for a red carpet-like glossy finish. We recommend using the TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Hair Spray for natural shine and volume. Hair sprays also protect your hairstyle by providing hold and keeping everything just as you want. However, consider this something you do only while going out to limit usage and ensure you cleanse your scalp thoroughly after use.

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9. Smooth Surface

A smooth surface is a must for shiny hair as it ensures that light evenly bounces off the hair. For the ultimate sleek look, consider using a finishing product after styling your hair to tame flyaways and settle baby hair. This Sotrue Finish Line Hair Finishing Stick is non-sticky, suitable for all hair types and has a long-lasting hold.

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10. Darker Colour

Dark hair colours reflect light more as compared to lighter shades. Enhancing your hair with a colour close to your existing tone will deepen the shade for more shine. Use the BBlunt Salon Secret High Shine Creme Hair Colour that is designed for Indian hair and lasts up to 8 weeks.

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FAQs

  1. How does hair become shiny?
  2. Your hair appears shiny when light bounces off the surface of the hair. To ensure that your hair has a glossy shine, the outer layer of the hair – known as the cuticle – must be smooth. You can achieve this with a nourishing self and hair care routine for lasting results or styling products for a quick fix.

  3. Does shiny hair mean it's healthy?
  4. Yes! The shiny appearance of the hair means it is smooth and has minimal breakage. It also indicates that the hair is nourished and free of frizz.

  5. How to get shiny hair like celebrities?
  6. Celebrities usually employ the help of serums to lock in moisture and minimise frizz. Hair stylists also depend on hair-finishing gels to keep tame flyaways for a sleek look.

  7. How to get the wet hair look?
  8. The wet hair look is a red-carpet favourite of celebs that feature hairstyles that mimic the appearance of wet locks right after a shower. Here’s how you can recreate this style within minutes.

  9. What Is Liquid Hair?
  10. The liquid hair trend gained popularity in 2021 and features hairstyles that have an ultra-smooth finish. While the hair has a glass-like shine, it is still soft and bouncy.

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