Monday, May 20, 2013

The Ten Best Ways to GET GLOSSY






The Ten Best Ways to GET GLOSSY


Glossy color. We all want it and, luckily, we each can have it.   With the help of a few simple tips and pro-inspired product choices, you can restore your strands to the days of lush and lustre.  Here's how to make it happen...


CLEANSERS & HYDRATORS:  Right from the beginning, it is important to effectively cleanse hair so that it is free from pollutants and any potential build-up, without it becoming stripped of its natural oils and left susceptible to becoming porous.  Hair care companies are well aware of these concerns and have upped their game with standout products like Living Proof's Restore Shampoo which restores moisture and makes hair more resistant to breakage or Frederic Fekkai's Shine and Olive Oil Shampoo that will leave locks supple.  Following that, it's also a smart bet to replenish any potential moisture loss with a few drops of a really great hair oil like Josie Maran's Argan Oil Hair Serum.  Rich with natural hydrators, this organic-based favorite will have you running your fingers through your hair all day long.

GLAZES:  While conditioners are the daily moisturizers of your haircare routine, glazes take shine to the next level.  Clear glazes can easily be done at your local hair salon and will leave your hair sleek and smooth.  Another option to try is an at-home version like Fekkai Salon Glaze Clear Shine Rinse.

RELENISHING MASKS:  One of the main reasons your hair looses lustre is due to the daily damage it suffers at, you guessed it, your very own hands.  Brushing, combing, heat styling and even towel drying, can all lead to roughing up the delicate hair cuticle.  The more roughness there is, the less shine you have.  To help smooth the surface of the hair shaft try using a nourishing replenishing mask like Ojon's Volume Advance Intenisve Volumizing Hair Mask.  Light but restorative, this hair quencher  will intensively hydrate tresses while leaving them light, soft and bouncy.

GLOSSING FOAMS, SPRAYS & TREATMENTS:  If one is good, two are better.  While that may not always be so, it is true in this case.  Rita Hazan Foaming Gloss does double duty as it provides shine while correcting color and/or covering up a few grays.  This product will maintain your color and keep it vibrant and glossy in between trips to the salon.  Also, get your shine on while styling your hair by using a light and lustre-inducing styler like Rene Furterer's Styling Glossing Spray Luminous Shine.

TOP TOOLS:  Don't let your excellent efforts stop once you're ready to style, as that can be a most crucial turning point.  While it may be tempting to pick up those low cost heat styling tools at the local drugstore, your hair will sadly pay the price.  Given this, it pays to invest in some of the phenomenal advanced technology tools available for use at home.  My favorite picks include the T3 Featherweight Luxe Professional Hairdryer, Sonia Kashuk's Hair Brush and the Mason Pearson Detangling Comb.  Remember, rough hair cuticles and breakage can be mostly to blame for the root cause of lacklustre locks.  Using professional products like these will lessen the likelihood that your hair will be suffering the effects of unnecessary wear and tear.


Wishing you a lovely Monday and great hair days ahead, thanks so much for reading!

XO,













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