Dull to Delightful: How to Get Oh-So-Shiny Strands

Dull to Delightful: How to Get Oh-So-Shiny Strands

If you’ve searched high and low, and everywhere in between, for hair products that promise to deliver glossy hair and others still can’t see their reflection in your shiny strands, it’s because there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s all about teamwork. Glossy hair products refuse to work entirely on their own. They’ll do some of the heavy lifting, sure, but to really pack a punch, they need a little helping hand. So, here are 5 things you can do to help them make your hair ~soft and silky~.

  1. Use A Clarifying Shampoo Once a Week

The hair reset we all need. We’re always told to deal with the root of our problems, so why not start at our actual roots? By using a clarifying shampoo once a week you can remove the unwanted build-up of dirt at your roots and coating your hair, dulling your shine.

But too much of anything is never a good thing, even clarifying shampoo. You don’t want squeaky clean hair free from all the natural oils that help to keep it moisturised, so stick to once a week or you’ll have a whole other problem on your hands.  

  1. Microfiber Towel

No one likes tension, so why put your hair under stress? Avoid confrontation from your hair cuticles by switching to Curls N’ Clouds Microfiber Towel that won’t infuriate them. Hard fabrics can cause your hair cuticles to become raised and lead to hair damage, loss of moisture, and frizz, none of which help when trying to get glossy hair. Bottom line: be kind to your hair and it’ll be kinder to you.

  1. Up Your Omega 3 Intake

A quick and easy tip for soft and silky hair that doesn’t involve adding another step to your already never-ending haircare routine. Omega 3 fatty acids regulate our natural oil production which moistens the hair and makes it glossy, but when our levels are low, less oil is created, and hair strands can appear dry and dull.

Foods high in omega-3 include salmon, anchovies, and mackerel, but there are some veggie-friendly options too such as chia seeds, walnuts, and soybeans.

  1. Let Your Natural Oils Do Their Job

Washing your hair too often will strip it of natural oils before they get a chance to naturally moisturise your hair. Limiting hair wash days to 2-3 times a week will help to preserve its shine without having to smother it in glossy hair products, which can overwork your hair and do the exact opposite.

  1. Head To Your Hair Salon for A Gloss Treatment for A Quick Boost 

If you want results and you want them ASAP, book a gloss treatment at your hair salon to instantly revitalise your hair and boost shine. We wouldn’t recommend getting regular gloss treatments as a permanent solution to make your hair shiny, as it does involve a fair amount of chemicals that your hair shouldn’t be exposed to on a weekly basis. But if you’ve got important plans that call for super-shiny hair, it’s nice to know there’s a quick fix waiting for you, you know, just in case.  

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