The Secrets to Shiny Hair Between Salon Visits


The Secrets to Shiny Hair Between Salon Visits

There’s nothing quite like that fresh-from-the-salon shine. You look and feel like an actual movie star, and even mundane tasks like grocery shopping start to feel like glamorous photo ops. Curious about the secrets to keeping that fabulous shiny hair feel between salon visits? You’re in luck!

We’ve got 4 quick and easy tips for maintaining shiny hair in between your salon visits.

1. Try an At-Home or In-Salon Gloss Treatment

Gloss treatments are one of the best ways to not only maintain your hair color, but also to amp up the shine factor in between salon visits.

If you don’t have time to get a refresher for your color treatment in the salon, you can always purchase an at-home treatment. Most at-home glosses take a few minutes and are as simple to apply as any other nourishing hair masks.

Pro-tip: Get all of your at-home beauty done in one sitting by applying a DIY face mask while your gloss treatment is processing. Treat yourself!

2. Pick the Right Brush For Your Hair Texture

Few things are worse than using the wrong brush for your hair texture. If you’ve got super thick hair and try to pull a boar bristle brush through your tresses, you’ll only experience heartbreak (and split ends).

Across the board, though, the two types of brushes that impart the most shine are ceramic brushes and ionic brushes.

Bonus: both ionic and ceramic brushes can help speed up drying time for all you heat-styling addicts.

3. Spend the Last Minute of Your Shower On Cold

This secret is an oldie but a goodie. We’ve all heard that using cold water when you shower is great for preserving hair color.

But did you know cold water can also increase your hair’s shine factor while you wait for your next salon visit?

To make the most of this trick, try spending the last 30 seconds to a minute of your shower with the cold water turned up. Your locks will thank you!

4. Slather On a Moisturizing Masque

Moisturizing hair masques are a modern haircare miracle. They not only add unbelievable shine, they can also add necessary strength and elasticity to your hair. 

If your hair is feeling dry and brittle, you may want to invest in a deeply moisturizing hair masque. You'll turn up the shine and give your hair just what it wants: a tall drink of water! 

Leave it on for 2-5 minutes and then shampoo and condition as usual.

Try this trick out once a week for best results!

Shiny hair between salon visits is a go-to accessory for every woman who’s trying to live life to the fullest and Always Be Fantastic.

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