Reflective Locks of Shiny Hair

By on September 3, 2010, in Beauty Knowledge Center, Hair

A woman’s hair is her crowning glory, be it straight or curly, long or short. We can flip it, style it or even cut it off. But no matter what your “do”, the best looking locks have bounce, volume and shine, shine, shine.

Here’s the deal: When the outer layer of hair (the cuticle) lies flat, the even surface can reflect light and appear lustrous. Getting your cuticles to behave consists of several do’s and don’ts. Here’s the scoop on getting a shiny, glossy, commercial-caliber coif.

Hot  vs. Cold

Never rinse your hair with hot water; this opens the cuticles and causes dryness and frizz. Cold water closes the cuticle and seals in moisture. Same goes for hot and cold air; utilize that cold shot button on your dryer if you have one.

Rub vs. Blot

Vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel makes cuticles stand up; try blotting to remove excess water.

Daily Shampoo vs. Day of Rest

Shampooing every day dries your hair and strips it of natural oils. To keep hair looking fresh between washes, try Oscar Blandi Every Other Day Kit, which includes a shampoo and conditioner that both clarify and volumize, along with the renowned Dry Shampoo Spray to absorb oil and refresh on your day off.

Brush vs. Comb

DON’T brush your hair when it’s wet; it will easily break causing frizz and split ends. Opt for a wide tooth comb to detangle your mane.

The Right Products vs. Anything Else

A leave in conditioner can do wonders for dry, lifeless hair. We like Hair Rules Nourishment Leave In Conditioner. This nourishing formula infused with oil and Honey protects against heat-styling damage and transforms dull, lackluster hair into luscious, hydrated strands of shiny hair.

Choose a smoothing shampoo that locks in moisture and natural oils like Oscar Blandi Jasmine Smoothing Shampoo. This product contains Vitamin E to help tame frizz while strengthening and protecting hair, leaving it smooth and manageable.

The final step to the perfect style is a lightweight finishing spray like Ojon Shine and Protect Glossing Mist. This product is formulated without alcohol and water and infused with Broccoli Seed Oil, Algae Extract and nourishing Ojon Oil that leaves your hair shiny, lusciously soft, and silky smooth.

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  • Soft Surroundings

    Bonnie,

    Our Beauty experts recommend you check with your current hair stylist or local salon, as they might be able to point you to some additional “all-in-one” products. We do believe 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment can do everything you are looking for, though, and we encourage you to try it. It leaves hair softy, bouncy and more youthful looking – our Beauty department says the product is remarkable.

    We wish you the best in your search!

    Soft Surroundings

  • Bonnie

    Thank-You for recommending; to me, the 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment. However; if you don’t have a All-In-One Salon Hair Care Product that will treat and fix my dry, fine, thin, flat, limp and lifeless hair with some static fly-away…Then; do you know of…or can you refer or recommend me to any other sites where I can find an All-In-One Hair Care Treatment Product that treats and fixes all and every hair type problem? I’m not looking for a product just for fine hair, or a product just for limp & lifeless hair, or a product just for dry & frizzy hair, etc. etc. But; I am looking for one Product (Mask/Masque and/or Treatment) that does it all. It Treats and fixes all and every hair type problem; like mine, and for: dry, fine, thin, flat, limp and lifeless hair with some static fly-away. Please ASAP, Thank-you!

  • Soft Surroundings

    Bonnie,

    Thank you for your comments. We checked with our Beauty experts and unfortunately they are not familiar with that particular product. It could be that it is a product used only by professional salons. We do have a fantastic hair product, though, that we believe could do for your hair what you’re looking for. It is 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment . This product is a leave-in hair treatment that repairs and strengthens fragile hair, seals hair color, smoothes frizz, and adds shine, softness and a silky finish. We highly recommend it.

    Soft Surroundings

  • Bonnie

    Several years ago, I went to a Hair Salon called: “Beauty Lines Beauty Supply & Salon” in Layton, Utah, for a haircut. While getting my haircut, I was telling the stylist about all my hair type problems & asked her if their salon had a product that could fix them. Of course, the stylist did mention that indeed I had a number of hair type problems; which she noted as being: dull, dry, fine, thin, flat, limp & lifeless with no movement, body, bounce, softness or shine with some static fly-away. She then continued to tell me about a product their salon had and guaranteed 100%, that after just one treatment; I would leave the salon feeling like a million bucks and a new woman. So, I let her proceed with this treatment product that their salon had called: All-In-One… “Miracle in a Jar” However, this was the product’s aka nickname that only their salon had named it and addressed it by and was not known to the public. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to ask what the real product’s name was because everyone at the salon had been addressing it by it’s aka nickname. Anyhow, she began to message this product into my hair & scalp and had a tingling, cool mint sensation and smelled really good. She then covered my hair with a cap & if I remember correctly; used no heat, for about 15 minutes. (If heat was applied it was still for 15 minutes). She then rinsed my hair and used a blow dryer, on a low cool setting. And…WOW!… My hair had never looked so good or felt better. My hair had so much movement with amazing body & bounce, softness & shine with no static fly-away. All this with just one treatment. Now I know why the salon staff gave it, it’s aka nick-name. It boosted my self esteem as well as my self confidence; no longer making me feel, self conscious. Her guarantee was 100% plus & I indeed left the salon feeling like a million bucks & a new woman. Sadly to say, their salon closed their doors and moved out of state, a few months later. So, I have been trying to find the REAL name and it’s Brand name; ever since. And/or for a product that comes relatively closest to what this aka product “Miracle in a Jar” did for me and my hair. Which again is: dull, dry, fine, thin, flat, limp & lifeless with no movement, body, bounce, softness or shine and with some static fly-away. Please Reply ASAP, Thank-You!

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