-If you have thick hair that doesn’t get too oily, wash your hair every other day. If your hair is finer and gets oily more quickly, suds up your locks every day. A blast of cool water at the end of your shower (though it might make you give a little help!) will help close off hair follicles to seal in the shine-makers from your shampoo.
-Love the feeling of your baby-smooth, perfectly soft skin after using a face mask? Well you can bet that your hair benefits from the same TLC! Using a moisturizing hair mask like Fekkai’s Hair Mask With Shea Butter once a week will help glossify your hair.
-All those hairsprays, gels and hair creams that we beauty fanatics love have a habit of gunking up our hair. Clarifying shampoos might sound like the perfect solution, but you risk stripping away the healthy, natural oils along with the gunk. Instead, Fekkai Salon hairstylist Stefanie Henriquez suggests using this gentle DIY recipe once a week to remove buildup: Add a few ounces of apple cider vinegar to your shampoo, then follow up with a moisturizing conditioner. The cider helps break down residue so natural luster can dig back to the surface.
-Use ionic flatirons and curling irons to defrizz strands. They also work better at sealing shine to the cuticle than non-ionic dryers,” says Marie Ferro of Marie’s Hair Studio. If you’re doing an at-home blowout, blast hair with cool air during the last two minutes to up the gloss and cool down roots.
-Spritz your hair with a thermal spray before you fire up the hot tools. It’ll protect hair from the heat and add a little gleam. Especially for curly girls.
-You don’t need to brush your hair 100 times a day like Marcia Brady to achieve the shiniest strands, but you do need the right kind of brush to do the job. A paddle brush with a mix of natural boar and nylon bristles, like the classic Mason Pearson and Y.S. Park brushes, promotes shiny hair.
-For healthy hair, you must go for a trim trip every six to eight weeks. You’ll prevent breakage from reaching the roots. A little trim goes a long way to help you and your hair shine!