Monday, May 16, 2011

Shiny, Strong Hair

When you see a certain shampoo brand commercial where the woman (always, always) has amazingly shiny hair, do you find yourself yelling "come on" at the TV? I know I am 
Turns out, it's time to stop the cynicism. You actually can have totally shiny and strong hair in real life-- you just need a little help. 
Fist and I hope you already know....SULFATE FREE SHAMPOO 
The night before you need extra shine, mix a silicone-based shine serum  with deep conditioner, apply to your hair (fine-haired chicks will want to skip their roots) and leave it on for 15 minutes (or all night if you don't have a deep love for your pillow cases). Rinse it out thoroughly.
Skip the Heat
It's tough, I know, but whenever possible avoid the blow dryer and flat irons. You'll minimize the damage and split ends, so your hair will be stronger and lay smoother (smoother hair reflects more light and looks shinier). 

Get All Crafty 

For a cheap and easy hair and scalp conditioner, massage olive oil (I use my 9 oil mix) into your scalp and down your hair. Put a towel over your pillow and sleep with it in  Rinse it in the morning. or try one of the HOMEMADE RECIPE