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5 Tips For Keeping Your Locks Glossy

After perusing through the pictures from Rock a Little, Feed a Lot benefit concert that took place last night in LA, I was struck by all of the completely gorgeous, shiny hair. From Isla Fisher to Christina Applegate to Alanis Morissette, it was all about light-reflective locks. There are countless ways to boost shine through technique and product, including starting off by giving residue and buildup a farewell party with a good clarifying shampoo. And I have even more tips to keep you glossy. Just keep reading.

  • The mask: Avocado is more than just an ingredient in cobb salad and guacamole. To nourish your hair and add shine, simply mash up an avocado, apply to your hair, and let sit for about 30 minutes. Wash out with shampoo, then condition.
  • Hear you roar: When it comes to shine-enhancing brushes, you can't go wrong with a natural boar bristle brush, which helps to smooth the cuticle and distribute sebum throughout your locks.
  • Glossy gal: What I like most about this Salon Glaze ($28) from Frédéric Fekkai, is that it's not only conditioning, but there is no mixing or cleanup involved.
  • Pomade to your aid: When I'm in a hurry and my hair's looking a little lackluster, I just dab the tips of my fingers in some pomade and rub it on my dryer ends. I finish off by running any remaining product through the rest of my hair, as to not weigh it down. Try John Masters Organics Hair Pomade ($20).
  • Read the label: While dimethicone, a form of silicone, works great to bring shine to the hair, it's a bit more difficult to wash out of the hair. Look for water-soluble dimethiconol, found in Redken Glass Smoothing Serum ($18).
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nicolecat nicolecat 7 years
^^ I agree, not to mention a blast of cold water, is just so refreshing after a steamy shower.
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
Thank you for adding in the last tip. I used a spray in shine booster and I didn't read the label carefully had the no-no ingredients right in the beginning and it made my hair soooo staticky! AHH!
countchocula countchocula 7 years
If you do the straight locks, Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny serum is a-mazing. My hair is frizzy and poofy and never shiny... but a dab of this stuff before blow-drying and straightening will keep it straight, sleek and oh-so-shiny all day long. A 5-oz bottle costs $18, I've had it for almost a year and I've still got a little more to go.
Rouge14 Rouge14 7 years
I kind of did the pomade thing once with one of my lip balms. (I had left home with my hair wet and it was starting to dry a bit weird in the car, I desperately needed something to style it and give it some shine so...) I used "Honey Trap" by Lush which funnily enough seems to have some ingredients in common with the hair pomade, it worked wonder and my hair smelled of vanilla and honey all day :) I'm definitely gonna try that avocado mask by the way, it sounds like it could do wonders for my hair! Thanks for the tips Bella!
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