I’ve teamed up with Tangle Teezer to bring you these professional tips for glowing hair. I hope you love it!
We all know that someone who has the hair, that glossy, shiny, Disney princess hair that positively glimmers in the sunlight. Maybe she is the fortunate barer of great genetics but that doesn’t mean you can’t have gorgeous hair too. I like to think I’m that person, but I’m clearly now. Let’s see what the professionals have to say!
The heath of your hair, just like your complexion and physique, can be improved by a good diet. You need to eat healthy, rich fats, such as the ones found in eggs and olive oil, alongside a healthy diet to encourage growth and keep the hair moisturised.
Drink lots of water
Water has hundreds of benefits, including on the muscles, on general fatigue and on digestion, so it’s no wonder that upping your water intake will have a positive impact on your hair. Water helps to hydrate the hair, which in turn stops breakages and frizz, making your hair glossy and luscious. Aim for 6-8 glasses per day for the perfect mane.
Think before you brush
Pulling ineffective brushes and combs through your hair could cause a great deal of damage and breakages, which in turn can leave your hair feeling dull and lifeless. Choose a high-quality brush suited to detangling, such as The Original Tangle Teezer, and try not to brush your hair too often.
Go smart with the products
If you want to up your hair’s gloss-factor, the products you choose will go a long way to boosting it. You can buy specific glossing treatments, some of which also give your colour a boost, whilst adding shine and increasing your hair’s smooth appearance. To add shine to dull hair, a serum is a great choice – and just because it’s oil, it doesn’t make it oily! Alternatively, you could try using shine spray. Shine spray is a lighter product, which is well-suited to finer hair that might not be able to handle a heavy product. Remember to take care washing products out properly, a build-up of shine products can have the opposite effect!
If circumstances dictate, take it to the kitchen
You don’t have to always go all-out with products to get the gloss you’re looking for. Coconut oil, which has been a foodie sensation for some time, can work wonders on your hair. Massage unrefined coconut oil through your hair, paying close attention to the ends of the hair and working your way up. Wrap hair up for 30 minutes, rinse, then wash as normal. You’re sure to feel the difference!
Alternatively, you could try using cider vinegar after shampooing to clean the hair thoroughly and give it back some of its usual shine. Mix cider vinegar to water 2:1 and leave in your hair for 15 minutes before washing away. You’ll be left with a beautiful sheen.
Keep it cool
It may well surprise you just how much a blast of cold on your hair can impact its glowing appearance. When you’ve finished washing your hair, rinse with cold water and, when you’ve finished drying, blast some cold air. If you can take it, we implore you to give it a go.
What to you do to ensure your own shiny locks? I’d love to know!