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How to Get Shiny Hair 2011-06-17 13:07:07

Three Secrets of Shiny Hair

Katie Holmes hit the red carpet for last night's Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards — and we were promptly blinded by her impeccably shiny hair. Though we don't know Katie's exact secret, we're betting that her lustrous locks are the result of a few easy healthy-hair moves. For three ways to get lustrous, shiny hair, just keep reading.

1. Use a hair mask once a week to keep color-treated hair supersoft. Try Kiehl's Sunflower Oil Color-Preserving Masque ($25), which is infused with shine-inducing vitamins and fatty acids. L'Oreal EverStrong Deep Replenishing Masque ($8) is also a great choice for all hair types.

2. If you've been OD'ing on styling products, buildup could be causing your hair to look dull. Use a clarifying shampoo, like Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying Shampoo ($16) to restore shine.

3. After my hairstylist told me about the wonders of boar-bristle brushes, I've been using one to maximize shine. Not only are natural boar bristles less likely to break or damage your hair, but they help it appear smoother and shinier, with less flyaways. This Hana K. Diamond Wood Boar Bristle Brush ($10, originally $13) is an affordable buy.

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RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
I second the apple cider vinegar! I just don't think heaping on the products is going to help it in the long run :/ (Just a note to the editor.. it's "fewer flyaways" :))
ItsGlisten17 ItsGlisten17 5 years
OR: 1. Put a quarter-size drop of olive oil to your hair before you shampoo or swim. 2. Use cold water to seal your hair shaft. 3. Clarify hair with apple cider vinegar mixed with water. :) Cheap and natural
curLRocker curLRocker 5 years
I've wanted to try the baking soda trick, but I've been gradually going blonde from a very dark brown so my ends are still very prone to brasiness. Would the baking soda affect my color?
myhousemd myhousemd 5 years
Use baking soda to clarify hair. Just keep a (moisture-proof) container of it in the bathroom and apply as needed to the scalp. Massage it in into the scalp, which also helps exfoliate an oft-neglected area. I leave it on while I was my face, then rinse it out and apply conditioner. It makes such a huge difference! Before applying conditioner, my hair literally feels squeaky clean! (But not stripped. I used to skip conditioner, and just use a vinegar rinse, but my curls look better w/ conditioner.)
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 5 years
She has to be using some kind of hair oil... I bought the Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil spray, and my hair has been super shiny without looking greasy.
sebutler sebutler 5 years
Rinsing your hair with ice cold water at the end of your shower REALLY helps. It may be freezing and uncomfortable, but its worth it!
curLRocker curLRocker 5 years
the Kiehl's sunflower line is great! sulphate- and silicone-free, and it smells amazing!! I don't use it regularly because it's quite pricey, but every time I do, my hair feels incredibly soft!
Icequeen81 Icequeen81 5 years
long time with out using a mask, gonna check one
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