How To Have Naturally Shiny Hair

by Anjelina Tongco

Shiny hair is often an indication of your hair’s overall health. The shinier it is, the healthier it is perceived to be. However, there’s a different kind of shine that we often see on people (and maybe ourselves, too, every now and then) and that’s greasy hair. What most women want is shiny hair, not greasy hair, and if that’s what you want too then we have some tips for you. 

  • Incorporate a hair serum into your daily hair care routine 
  • Applying hair serum to your hair is a quick and easy way to get rid of flyaways and add shine to your look. Choose a light hair serum that won’t weigh your hair down and don’t use too much of it. Hair serums also often come infused with all sorts of nutritional ingredients for your hair so it not only looks shiny but stays healthy too. 

  • Trim damaged hair 
  • Damaged hair, no matter the reason, can make your hair look dull and dry. Get rid of it and see your hair’s shine restored to its former glory. 

  • Wash your hair less
  • Your scalp releases natural oils to your hair that get stripped down every time you wash it with shampoo. Aside from that, washing your hair daily can also leave a buildup of product on your scalp which contributes to dull, dry hair. Wash your hair less and see how much of a difference it makes. It would also help if you used a gentler shampoo for your everyday wash routine. 

  • Stop rinsing your hair with hot water
  • Taking a hot shower or a hot bath is undeniably relaxing for the body but washing your hair with hot water does the opposite for your hair. Hot water makes hair dry and dull. It takes away its natural shine. Wash your hair with cold water instead, even when you take a hot shower or a hot bath to keep your locks shiny and healthy. 

  • Do a deep cleanse regularly 
  • Aside from switching to a gentler and lighter shampoo and washing your hair less, you should also consider doing a deep cleanse for your hair at least once every week. A clarifying shampoo can get rid of gunk and buildup on your scalp which can help clear it up and make your hair look shiny without the grease. 

  • Brush it out
  • Sometimes, the only things that are keeping your hair from looking shiny are the knots and tangles (and knotting, if any) that have not been brushed out yet. A few passes of a good hairbrush should bring back some of the lost shine from your hair.