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Let’s be real, no one actually wants dull hair. Rather, what’s sought after is shine. No look is complete without a healthy, glowing shine—and the same certainly can’t be said for dullness. It naturally lights up locks, adding dimension and life to any type of hair. So, it’s only natural that if you could choose between dull and shiny hair, you’d pick shiny hair 100 percent of the time. And as it turns out, you can choose. With the right hair care regimen, complete with a shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner, and the correct type of hair color, shiny hair can be yours. Learn those tips and more, below, to make having a healthy, shiny head of hair a reality.
So, there’s something you want to change about your hair? In that case, it’s pretty probable that you’ll have to change your current shampoo and conditioner, swapping them for a system that’s better suited to your hair goals. When shiny hair is what you’re seeking, you’ll want to opt for a system that enhances shine, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Conditioner. Used together, the shampoo and conditioner can help revive dry hair, leaving behind free-flowing, lightweight strands with an intense shine. Start your hair care regimen off on the right foot by massaging the shampoo into wet hair, building up a lather, then rinse out with lukewarm water. Next, apply the conditioner and let it sit for 1-3 minutes. When time’s up, rinse with more lukewarm water.
While it’s true that no shiny hair care routine could be complete without shampoo and conditioner, sometimes your hair needs something more. When your mane feels extra dry and requires extra love, go beyond the basics and reach for a leave-in treatment. Of course, you won’t want to reach for any old product. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil-in-Cream is actually meant to be used with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, so it’s perfectly poised to take on the job. After cleansing and conditioning as per usual, work a dime size amount of the hair cream through damp hair from length to tips. The cream will instantly melt into your hair for long-lasting softness and lustrous shine
Dry, shiny hair is something of an oxymoron. If your hair is parched, it’s unlikely that is has a beautiful shine. That’s why incorporating a hydrating hair mask into your routine is never a bad idea. A few minutes dedicated to masking and you can be well on your way to shining bright. When you’re in the mood to combine self-care with hair care, try applying the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask after shampooing. Gently massage the hair mask into your hair until it’s completely coated, then play the waiting game and give the hair mask five minutes to work its magic. After five minutes, remove and rinse to reveal hair that’s been replenished with moisture and shine.
As we covered above, addressing dry hair can help give hair a natural shine. Thus, it makes sense that to achieve shinier hair, you’ll want to follow guidelines for taking care of dry hair. Give these tips a try:
Super-hot showers may be relaxing in the moment, but they’re drying your hair—and your skin—out. Cranking the dial down, so the water’s only lukewarm, can make a major difference in dryness.
We all love spending time outdoors, but don’t forget that your hair necessitates sun protection too. Toss on a broad-brimmed hat and use hair products with UV protection to stay sun safe.
If you’ve ever caught sight of your hair, only to realize that your roots are looking awfully greasy, you may be slightly scared of using hair oils. After all, oily hair isn’t exactly sought after. But the truth is, using oils doesn’t equal having oily hair. The right hair oil will absorb quickly and won’t leave behind a greasy residue. And not only will they fail to leave you with an oily look, they’re the perfect product for increasing shine. Apply a few drops of oil to dry, dull ends—avoiding your roots—and you’ll be good to go. Try using a hair oil on damp hair to make it easier to style or dry hair as a finishing touch.
Not all hair dyes are created equally. When dying your hair a solid color, it’s all too easy to end up with hair that looks flat and far from shiny. To ensure you don’t experience a dye job gone wrong—without having to step foot in a salon—look to the L’Oréal Paris Féria. Available in a wide range of bold colors, the dye prevents the aforementioned problem by providing multi-faceted color with highlights. In the end, you’re left with prismatic color that’s never dull and flat. Follow the instructions included with the packaging, and be sure to use the included Power Shimmer Conditioner, which seals and smooths while boosting light reflection for vibrant shimmering color.
What’s the solution if you finish styling your hair, only to decide that your strands just aren’t shiny enough? Hair spray! Not only is it good for locking in your style and keeping stray hairs in place but certain hair sprays can provide an ultra-glossy finish. So, wrap things up by spritzing with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray, which gives a soft, shiny finish.
Just because you’re seeking shiny hair doesn’t mean you’ll want shiny skin! To avoid looking oily and create a perfect contrast, pair your lustrous locks with matte skin. To get you started, here are the The Benefits of Matte Foundation and How to Use It.