How to get shiny but not greasy hair.
Shiny hair represents health and vitality. But, if you struggle with oily skin and hair, amping up your shine most likely sounds terrifying. Because usually shine and grease come hand in hand. But you'll be glad to know that shiny and greasy are different, and that shiny isn’t only achieved after a fabulous salon style. Heres 6 steps to get that salon quality shine.
1. Don’t wash your hair every day.
You should really wait a couple of days from your wash-rinse-repeat cycle. Your hair root has sebaceous glands that lubricate the skin and hair. When you wash your hair, you’re stripping away the oils, which tells your glands to produce more. So the more you wash your hair the quicker your hair will get greasy.
2. Eat more protein.
For long-term shine, look no further than what your eating. It takes 20 amino acids to make a protein, and protein is key to healthy hair. Your body can only produce so many amino acids, so you must turn to a well-balanced diet to help supplement your hair.
3. Seal the cuticle.
The hair’s outermost layer is called the cuticle. The cuticle becomes raised in attempt to absorb moisture from the air. Dry, porous hair has a raised cuticle, which causes it to lack shine and look frizzy. An easy way to seal the cuticle is to rinse with cold water, and blow dry properly.
4. Protect your hair from the elements.
Your hair is made up the same as your skin (Keratin), so it similarly needs protection. In the same way you use moisturizer and sunscreen on your face, your hair needs love, too. Humidity is probably the hair’s least favorite and makes hair lack shine, and the sun is naturally damaging, so we always need to add moisture to our hair somehow, otherwise our hair naturally drinks up any moisture outside causing frizz.
5. Use our Wet range.
Before blow drying your hair use our PrepME this will not only maintain your curls, protect your hair from heat but also give it that healthy shine. Then once your blow dry is complete use 2 drops of smooth me on your ends for that salon glossy finish.