Post # 1
Long story short, I had to get my hair washed at a salon a few weeks ago, but just washed. They did a light dry for me, but not a blow out. My hair looked GREAT. It was shiny and light and a close friend commented and it continued to look amazing for 2 days after.
But we are now both wondering wtf did they do to make it look so great and how do I do it at home? I use shampoo and conditioner. They seem to have used a third thing, dunno what it was. Any bees good with hair that have any ideas?
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
jellybellynelly : unfortunately I was visiting, and don’t live there, or I would! If it’s good product I’ll buy it, I’m just a total newbie when it comes to beauty stuff.
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Post # 15
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.