How do you make hair shiny?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
6066 posts
Bee Keeper

I consider myself pretty good at doing my own hair, and still something at the salon is different lol. I think its a combination of good products + good brushes + blow dry technique. You can always go back and asked what they used on you and buy it/get a sample as well. 

Post # 3
9667 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

It could also be the type of shampoo and conditioner you are using causing your hair to look more dull. Some shampoos and conditioners cause build up on the hair. There are DIY things you can do to remove it or ask them what brand of shampoo they were using and move to that.

Post # 5
1454 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Curious too! I got some of that Redken Diamond shine shampoo thinking it would make my hair super shiny and it was such a let down. $35 for a bottle. I hear coconut oil can make it shiny but haven’t tried it yet.

Post # 6
7447 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Beer. If my hair is looking dull I do a beer rinse followed by a shock of cold water and it looks shiny!

Post # 7
265 posts
Helper bee

curiouscat2017 :  I recommend a clarifying shampoo to remove build up and a light hair oil for shiny, soft hair! There are tons of different options, but my personal favorite is from beauty protector. 

I’ve also heard that you should switch your shampoo and conditioners every so often because your hair gets used to it and starts looking dull.

Post # 8
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If you were out of town, call the salon and ask what products they used! Finding the right combination of products made a huge difference for me.

Post # 9
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

curiouscat2017 :  I put coconut oil in my hair overnight between once a week to once a month (a really really light layer- then I french braid it so it’s out of the way). That seems to help ALOT. I also use moroccan argan oil on my wet & sometimes dry hair to smooth it out & give it shine… My mom used to swear by the beer rinse above as well as egg whites & sooo many other crazy things! 

Post # 10
710 posts
Busy bee

I use argan oil on a pretty regular basis; visited Morocco a year ago and really stocked up. I use just a tiny bit in damp hair; otherwise it’ll get greasy. Also only use it once a week.

I also have a coconut oil spray that i’ll spray just before going out somewhere. Helps tame the fly aways and keep the shine

Post # 11
11866 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

The right blow dryer makes a huge difference, and shine after product like goldwells works well for certain hair types (not for fine thin hair lacking volume)

Post # 12
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It could be the water. If you live in an area with hard water and the salon is located in an area with better quality water, your hair will respond right away. 

Or it could be the products. I’m a huge fan of the Enjoy Shine and Smooth Serum; a small amount leaves my hair soft and silky and frizz-free:

Post # 13
187 posts
Blushing bee

Hm, I have had also has great results with the beer rinse. A cold blast of water after conditioner does wonders. You can do as cold as you can handle. I have also tried egg whites, which does add shine. The caveat is that you have to use warm water to wash out, and not hot or you have scrabled egg head lol.

Post # 14
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Dry Bar sparkling soda is my absolute fave finishing spray! I’ve also heard good things about the Ouai finishing creme,  but I’ve never used it myself as I prefer a spray that I don’t really need to work in too much.


Post # 15
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

curiouscat2017 :  Use olive oil at night and leave it there till morning, sleep on a towel or so. You’ll see the difference when you wash it.

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