Finally, make sure your blow-dryer has a cool shot feature – a button on the handle that disengages the heating element and allow the air to become cool – which will allow you to
give the hair added shine as you are styling it with your blow-dryer and styling brush.
Nourishing the Hair
Most people think immediately of hair products when you mention “nourishing the hair”, because we’ve been bombarded with the idea that all of these hair care products can provide
nutrients and “feed” the needs of our hair. Some can help, but to TRULY nourish your hair, you have to have a PROPER DIET. Since the production of hair is a function of the skin, you want to focus on a diet rich in the
foods that are good for the skin.
A diet rich in Vitamin A, Folic acid, and B-complex vitamins is great for the skin and will help with new cell synthesis, as are foods rich in proteins which are a major building block of
the hair tissue. Foods that make excellent sources of these vitamins are (to name a few): spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, eggs, liver, oysters, tuna, chicken, lean beef, shrimp, bananas, tomato juice, green beans,
asparagus, black-eyed peas, lentils, navy, pinto and garbanzo beans.
There are of course other important dietary components, such as whole grains and a well-balanced diet in general, but these foods are rich in the building blocks needed to aid in healthy hair growth.
So you see that shiny hair isn’t just a matter of one or two simple tricks really. You can mimic the look of shiny hair temporarily, but nothing will outlast the shine of healthy hair
that is well-cared for and grown from the source, ready to be seen as polished, glossy and beautiful.