How To Get Shiny Hair
Everyone wants shiny hair. It is so pretty. Not everyone knows just how to get it. Who
would have known that vitamin E gives your hair that extra boost in its appearance to
come across as shiny to the human eye? Some foods that have vitamin E are green
vegetables and nuts. So go ahead and feel good about munching on these foods when
you get the chance. Along with the right diet, hair also needs two essential fatty acids or
EFAs. These are omega-3 and omega-6. The human body needs outside sources,
because it does not initially produce essential fatty acids. Omega-3 fats are found a lot
in cold-water fish and dark green vegetables.
I am a partial vegetarian and do not eat
any types of meat, except for fish. I like to eat tuna fish packed in water (which has
as much omega-3 as tuna packed in oil) an it is healthy, too. Protein in tuna is also
good for your hair, because your hair is made of protein and if you do not get enough
your hair could become dry and brittle. It is not hard to get the essential fatty acids
or protein into your diet and it is worth it. Drinking eight glasses of water a day can keep
the hair moist from within and help it from becoming dull in appearance, too. Dry and
brittle hair is not the desired effect, but shiny hair is the goal.
People do not even know why dull hair gets that way and they do not like it like that.
Dull hair does get that way, because of build up by products. It is not that shampoos
stop doing their job after some time. Using a clarifying shampoo once a week will get rid
of build up. First, shampoo locks in warm water. Then, rinsing locks in cold water after
you are done shampooing and conditioning will make it shinier. Cold water forces the
cuticle in locks to close.
Whenever the cuticle in locks is closed, it lies flat, so it reflects
the light and looks shiny. A healthy cuticle is more than just a protective layer. Much of
the shine that makes healthy hair so attractive is due to the cuticle. Intact cuticle cells
are smooth and glossy, and reflect light from their surfaces.
Different types of hair, whether curly or straight are just that-different.
Some people are lucky and were born with dead straight hair and they are
the ones to have shiny hair already. Tresses' texture can look great as
long as it is in good condition. Condition of tresses can be improved by
not using heat styling tools. I have one blow dryer and a straightening
iron, but only use them on special occasions.
Most of the time, I wear my
hair curly and do not blow dry tresses or straighten them to keep hair in
good shape. However, curly hair usually has a porous surface. It does not
reflect as much light as straight hair. I use Frizz-Ease shine serum and it
is nice to my tresses and it gives the curls a smooth and soft effect and
not a crunchy effect that strong hold gel would give.
Curly heads may need to use more of the products that claim to add shine to get the
hair to appear glossy and the products will not weigh the curly locks down. Those with
straight hair should go easy on the styling products that add shine, because too much
will be too heavy for the hair and make it look oily. People do not want locks to look
oily, because it is not perfectly shiny.
Shine products may be used on dry or damp hair. Use on towel-dried hair before blow
drying it straight to prevent frizz and create smooth hair with a glossy finish. Use on
dry hair to add extra shine to any style. I have long, curly hair and use liquid shine
products, because it works best on long locks. You can distribute them through the hair
with your hands, paying close attention to dry, problem spots, such as ends or at hair
line. Shine products are a neat type of hair styling aid, because it greatly alters the
appearance of glossiness to your locks. Any type of hair can look healthy.
Shiny hair indicates good health. The last time that I went to the beauty salon, the
hairstylist told me that my hair looks healthier than the other customers who she has
seen lately. The hairstylist said that their hair was bleached over and over again and
just fried. I suppose that I do not dye my hair as much as other ladies do. I know poor
hair health can be the culprit of dull hair, so do not over dye your hair. A break is always needed.
If you choose to dye your hair anyway, go ahead and dye it with L'Oreal Feria brand of
hair dye. L'Oreal Feria has light reflectors in it and helps lend a shiny look or shimmering
effect to the freshly colored locks. I used L'Oreal Feria before and it looked natural,
because it did not make the hair color look dull as does so many other hair dyes.
Some hair dyes deplete hair of moisture and do not do anything to keep shine or add
shine to locks. So, look for words on the hair dye box, such as 'adds shine' or 'gives
shimmering effect'. Those types of hair dyes that say that they will make hair shiny
throughout the color change process should do a good job. The results will be worth the
extra time taken in carefully reading the box of hair color to be purchased.
by Jenine Fernandez ©hairfinder.com