That gorgeous healthy shiny hair you always wanted depends on four factors: smoothness, cleanliness, shine-enhancing products, and alignment -- i.e., the cuticle (or protective outer layer of hair) lying flat, so the light can easily reflect off the surface. Here’s how to get your own spotlight-worthy sheen.
Did You Know? Healthy hair is remarkably resilient. It can be stretched up to 30% of its length, can absorb its own weight in water, and can increase its diameter by 20%.
Step 1: USE A SHAMPOO WITH ANTIOXIDANTS
Research shows that, just like your skin, your hair benefits from antioxidants. That’s right, the same free-radical fighters that combat wrinkles and age spots also go to work on your hair, saving it from excess damage. Now this breakthrough technology is in your Pantene shampoo! So every time you wash your hair, you’re actually making it healthier. In fact, it’s clinically proven.
Step 2: GIVE YOUR HAIR SOMETHING SPECIAL
Shiny hair, like a diamond, needs uniform alignment so that light can bounce off the hair and back to the eye at a controlled angle. In effect, your hair has to be aligned to reflect shine. Use a moisture mist to help amplify alignment for that shiny, healthy look.
Step 3: CONDITION MORE OFTEN
To be shiny, any surface—whether it’s a car or a window or your hair—must be free of bumps and jagged edges. Surface imperfections can severely diminish shine. Conditioning your hair from root to tip helps smooth out your hair’s cuticle, giving you healthier looking and feeling hair that shines bright like a diamond.