Like skin, hair just looks better when it radiates life and good health. There are people who seem to have been born with perpetually glossy, beautiful hair and then there are the rest of us – girls who face a daily battle with their locks. Sometimes, it can be almost impossible to get that super radiant look. Then, there are other times when everything just seems to go right and we can step out of the door feeling like a million dollars.
Whatever the style, length or condition of your hair – it is possible to have a good hair day every day. It just takes a little extra work. There are a hundred and one fantastic hair care tips out there in the big wide world and they’re all yours for the taking. Here are just a few of the tips and tricks that you can use to get glossy, expensive looking hair all day, every day.
According to Health magazine, there are some hair care professionals who believe that frequent shampooing strips hair of its natural oils. It’s true that washing every day can do this – you shouldn’t wash and shampoo your locks every single day. Nevertheless, regular shampooing will not damage your hair or cause it to dry out. Unless you have very coarse hair that requires a lot of natural oil to stay healthy, you should aim to wash and shampoo your hair around twice a week. Always use a product that’s suitable for your hair type – they don’t sell shampoo in dry, medium and coarse varieties for no reason, you know.
Look for hair care products that contain high amounts of silicone – it’s very good for your hair. Silicone smooths out frizz, cares for split ends and infuses hair with natural, silky oils. An awful lot of modern hair care products already contain this ingredient, but do make sure to check when you shop for your next bottle. Invest in a deep conditioning treatment and use it once a month.
Not many people know this, but blasting shampooed hair with ice cold water will cause it to shine for much longer. New York stylist Paul Labrecque suggests washing and conditioning your hair, then blasting it with cold water for approximately three seconds. This will help to seal in the conditioner and it will make your hair much easier to style, as well as adding bags of extra shine and lustre. It might sound unappealing but it’s only three seconds and it’ll be worth it in the end!
It’s something that curly haired girls just don’t want to hear but it’s true. Straight hair is naturally a lot more shiny than curly hair, say the experts at InStyle.com. It’s all to do with the way in which hair cuticles lie – the flatter they are, the more surface area there is to reflect light. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean the end of glossy, expensive looking hair for curly girls. You can always use heat based styling products to straighten your locks or even better – you can fake it with top quality hair extensions. Hair extensions are a sure fire way to get glossy, supermodel hair that stays healthy all day, every day. They’re versatile, they’re durable and if applied correctly, they won’t do any damage to your hair. Hair extensions are a much better option than regular heat based styling.
Marry Sykes is a student hair stylist and salon therapist. She buys her own hair extensions from ClipHair. Marry can usually be found studying new hair care techniques or writing about her journey on her personal blog.
October 6, 2013
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