Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10 Ways to Get Shiny Hair


Having beautiful, shiny hair is what everyone strives to achieve.

Here are 10 Ways to Get Shiny Hair!


1. Dye it right!

When dying your hair, make sure to choose the right shade for you so you can avoid changing colors. Warm golden shades and dark colors tend to give off a more glossy look.

2. Schedule regular snips.

I was told that in order to keep your hair healthy, you have to get a trim every 6 weeks. This way, you are getting rid of split ends.

3. Repair while you iron.

NEVER skip heat protectant whether you're blow-drying, straightening, or curling! That is a must. In addition, you can also use a ceramic straightener which "moisturizes" your locks rather than frying it. It leaves your hair really soft and tangle-free afterwards.

4. Veg out.

Try to consume vitamins A and C!

5. Find your formula.

I love using Argan oil and hair serums. I apply them everytime after I shower.


6. Layer on the gel.

I'm not really a big fan of gel. But if you were to rock a high ponytail, gel is the answer to a shiny one.

7. Take a cold shower!

This is a problem for me. I only take a shower in hot water. I guess it's because it relaxes me. But from now on, I'm going to try showering in cold water just to decrease the heat I apply on my hair.

8. Embrace oils.


9. Have a pint.

Ooo, I never knew that drenching your hair in beer will make it shiny. Hmm, I should try this.

10. Come clean.

Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo at least once a week to get rid of any buildup from all the products that you used.

Here are a few of my hair products wishlist:


Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment


Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray


Amika Triple Barrel Pro-Curler Set


I hope that these tips helped you guys!

How do you keep you hair looking shiny and healthy? What products do you guys use?

It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man.
~John Lennon

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  1. Nice!
    I don't have a product, but I know an apple cider vinegar rinse in the shower helps, and I always rinse my hair with cold water! Something about make the follicles lay flatter so their more shiny or something! :)


  2. @Anna: Oh really? I never knew that either. I am definitely going to shower in cold water from now on.

  3. wow, beer?? never heard that before, i'm definitely gonna give it a try!

  4. @Femme: I know right! That's really interesting. I wonder if it really works.

  5. Great post!! I knew about beer and I even tried it;DD

  6. @Supergirl: Thanks. Really? How did it go?

  7. The cold shower thing really does work. I use that trick a lot!

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  8. @Bonnie: Then I really need to suck it up and turn that water to freezing cold.

  9. Great tips, I've never heard of putting beer on your hair before, very unique :)

  10. Using gel for a high pony - that's awesome! I'll need to try that. I've always got major frizzies when I try to pull of the sleek pony. Thanks love.

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  11. These are great tips, I'll have to try a few of them!

  12. oh this is fabulous! thansk for sharing!

  13. @Claire: Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. :]

    @Lidiya: Me either!

    @Marie: I wish I could pull of a sleep high ponytail.

    @Dizzy: Thanks. :D

    @LoveSushiandFashion: You're welcome!

    @C&M: No problem.

  14. Hrmm. Will have to try these!

  15. wow, i totally didn't know that drenching hair in beer helps -- that's new to me, haha. and in the summer, i shower in cold water -- absolutely no hot water. but it's getting colder, so i am back to hot showers. :/

    for my hair, i use argan oil too. and i have this product from john frieda that i absolutely love, it's like a hair gloss thingie... (i can't remember the exact name). ;)

    <3, Mimi

  16. what an informative post!
    my friend also told me about the cold shower thing, but sometimes i just cant help taking hot shower when the weather is chilly :p

  17. haha I'm guilty of not having regular snips, I gotta do that more. and yaa i can't do cold showers either haha but Ill dope up in veggies :D

  18. Ooh, I was excited to read this post. I want shiny hair!

    I definitely make it a point to apply heat protectant before I blow-dry, straighten, or curl my hair. I eat lots of veggies so I'm good with that one and I try to take cold showers too!

    Haha, I can't believe drenching your hair in beer will make it shiny. COOL!

    XoXo, Bree
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  19. @Sara: :D

    @Mimi: I really can't take a shower in cold water. It has to be hot! :)

    @JOanna: Thanks! Same here. I love my hot showers.

    @Pop: The veggies technique is kind of hard for me. The only vegetable I actually like is broccoli.

    @Bree: I do that too! and I know right. I mean beer? really?

  20. Love your blog, so I followed you ;)

  21. Very beautiful hair!