It doesn’t matter what colour your hair is; blonde, brunette, red, purple, grey, whatever! If the colour is dull and faded, it’s not impressing anyone.
Dull hair can happen for so many reason; over bleaching, too much shampooing, or heat damage along with lots of other things we put our hair through. The shine of your hair can almost always reflect the health of your hair. So it makes sense that this look is so appealing.
Here’s a few things you can do to keep the shine alive.
A good heat protector will save your hair from damage of blow drying, straightening and curling. Spray on towel dried hair and style as usual. My favourite drugstore spray is Nexxus Pro Mend.
Invest in a good hair serum. This will make your hair shiny and serve as a leave in conditioner.
* natural/cheap serum: olive oil or coconut oil. Dab a dime size amount into your palms and apply to hair after styling.
Weekly Hair Mask
Treating your hair to a hair mask once a week can do wonders! You can purchase one or you can diy it and do one yourself. One of my favourite drugstore masks is Organix Hydrating Macadamia Mask.
At home shine masks:
Mayonnaise Hair Mask
1 large egg
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup full fat mayonnaise
Mix ingredients and apply to hair. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Simple Olive Oil & Egg Mask
1 large egg
1/2 cup olive oil
Optional: add 1/2 of your conditioner to give the mix a cream texture and add extra softness to hair.
I like to wrap my hair in a towel and wear this one to bed and rinse it out in the morning. If that’s a bit much for you, 30 minutes will do just fine as well.
Salon Gloss Treatments
Ask your salon to treat your hair to a clear shine toner. You can receive this after a colouring or just book a shine treatment on its own to pamper yourself. You can also give yourself a gloss at home with a drug store brand treatment. Many hair colour companies now carry these and they come in all different brands and prices.
Round Brush Blow Dry
One of the most effective ways to gives yourself a quick, smooth and shiny mane is to use a round brush as you blow dry. Run it through hair when there is still moisture to set the hair, sectioning as you do so.
Give these tips a try and let know me know how they work for you!