Adding Shine to Dull Looking Hair

5 Jan

I seen a biracial girl with gorgeous curls come into my work yesterday and the first thing I noticed was how shiny her hair was. Her curls were literally shimmering. I was in such awe I decided to find out ways to add shine to natural hair. My own hair lacks shine so it doesn’t look like a glamorous shampoo model’s hair. Ever. Hopefully some of these solutions can work for me too!

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar is a great solution to amp up your dull hair. Vinegar helps close the hair cuticles, which as we already learned, helps reflect light.

2. Eat more Vitamin E

Vitamin E is essential for shiny strands. Eat your way to healthier hair by including sunflower seeds, almonds, olives and leafy green vegetables in your diet.

3. Finish your Hairstyle with an Essential Oil

Some of the essential oils like jojoba oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, coconut oil and broccoli seed oil can be effectively used to add shine to hair. You should rub a few drops of any of these hair shining oils in your palms and then gently finger-comb through your dull hair to add shine to it.Thick-to-Coarse-After-Curly-shiny-brown-299x300

4. Oh, Honey

Since honey is a great natural moisturizer, you can use it successfully for adding shine to your hair. Adding a few drops of honey to the bottle of your conditioner and using it as usual can help you a lot in adding shine to your hair.

5. Natural Gloss and Shine Products

I checked Sephora for highly rated products to make your shiny and found ALTERNA’S Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist ($22.00) that gives hair polish and shine. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, pthalates, GMOs and triclosans. Bumble and Bumble Let It Shine is slightly more expensive at $26.00 and boasts a high shine glossing mist as well. Carol’s Daughter has a Macadamia Oil Shine Mist for $18.00 without all the chemicals like ALTERNA and also moisturizes and conditions the hair. Ouidad has a shine serum for $20.00 and I find it is a good brand for curly hair. Whichever product you use, make sure it is as natural as possible! s1345297-main-hero


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