How Can You Get Shiny Hair?

Serena Norr | 22 March 2016

Check out some of our favorite tips to help you score some seriously shiny locks.

If you have dull or dry hair, you may be wondering how to get shiny hair. Especially if you’ve tried everything to get your locks to shine. While some people might have hair that’s naturally shiny, the rest of us have to work at it. But as any hair junkie knows, there’s always a hair hack or a product that can help us create those coveted looks. For shiny hair, all it takes is some consistency as you incorporate a few easy steps into your hair care regimen. Read on to discover how you get shiny hair, because it’s your time to shine, girl!

How to Get Shiny Hair: Breaking Down the Basics

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Learn the secrets to score shiny hair.

1. Snip annoying dead ends. 

Split ends will never look shiny. To begin your quest for shiny looks, you’ll need to get rid of them. If you’re scared to lose length, consider snipping two inches (or less). You’ll be amazed at how this simple technique can refresh your look.

2. Nourish your locks. 

Revive your damaged tresses by introducing a weekly hair mask into your regimen. Masks can provide your damaged tresses with some much-needed hydration and moisture while providing balance throughout your hair. We love the Nexxus New York Salon Care Replenshing Masque who formula contains 100% pure elastin protein and a caviar complex that’s designed to hydrate your hair and make it so soft!

3. Stay away from heat. 

Step away from heat when you want your hair to shine. We know how challenging this can be, especially if you can’t bear to leave your house without a slick straight or curled look. Try it by skipping to using heat tools every other day instead, and experiment by styling hair and letting it dry naturally. On the days that you do blow-dry, make sure to coat your locks with some serum, like the Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum, which works to tame frizz and create shine.

4. Evaluate your current wash and care system.

You might not realize this, but something as simple as your shampoo and conditioner can have an impact on how your hair looks and feels. For the most part, you’ll want to wash every other day. However, when you do, make sure to use the right treatment for your hair type. To get shiny hair, we like formulas that provide us with a deep clean while also making our hair smoother and more manageable. Try the TRESemmé Keratin Shampoo and the TRESemmé Keratin Infusion Conditioner whose formulas works to make your hair smooth and sleek.

5. Use shine enhancers.

Certain products can really help give your hair an added boost. A spray that contains gloss is great for a mid-day refresh, whereas an anti-frizz cream like the TRESemmé Smooth & Silky Anti-Frizz Secret Cream that can help you tame frizz, while also protecting your hair when you blow-dry it.

Looking for more info on shiny hair? Check out some of these serums for shiny winter hair.

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