Moisturize Your Locks for Super-Shiny Hair

Maintain shiny and lustrous hair with the right hair care regimen.

If you're yearning for shiny and glossy hair, pay close attention to your hair care regimen. Using products that hydrate and nourish the hair with proteins and moisturizing compounds can help you maintain shiny and lustrous hair all season long. If your hair is dehydrated or frizzy because of excessive washing, overusing heated styling tools, or an unhealthy diet, you'll need to take extra steps to restore moisture.

Here are some ways to moisturize your locks for super-shiny hair:

Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. One of the best ways to maintain soft and shiny hair is to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. These products contain compounds that can protect the hair fibers and infuse strands with proteins and moisturizing ingredients to strengthen the strands. Use these products regularly to boost moisture and maintain super-shiny hair.

Don't wash hair in hot water.
Taking a hot bath or shower or regularly will zap your skin and scalp of natural moisture. You need to maintain those natural oils on your scalp for a healthy head of hair, so don't take hot baths or showers regularly. Wash your hair in warm water only and try not to wash it every day. Washing your hair every other day may help to keep it soft and silky, and will prevent unnecessary hair damage and dehydration.

Use a moisturizing mask at least once per week.
Use an intensive moisturizing mask to restore your hair and maintain that soft and glossy look. L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Power Moisture Moisture Rush Mask can infuse your hair with up to ten times more moisture than conventional products. This mask contains hyaluronic acid, a compound that helps to infuse moisture deep into the hair fiber. You can use a mask once or twice per week to restore your hair and maintain that glossy and shiny look for several days.

Adopt a towel-drying habit.
Avoid scorching your hair with a high-powered blow dryer immediately after washing. Towel dry your hair gently and let it air dry for as long as possible after that. This will help your hair stay softer and will keep frizz at bay. You'll find it's much easier to style hair that isn't heat-damaged or frizzy, and your styling time will be shorter. If you are using any type of flat iron, curling iron, or a blow dryer to style your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant spray to protect your locks and prevent heat damage.

Use a high-quality brush.
Invest in high-quality bristle brush to brush your hair between styling sessions. A wide paddle brush is especially beneficial for combing out tangles and can help to increase circulation to the scalp. Use light pressure when brushing the scalp to stimulate natural oil production on the scalp. These natural oils will help to protect your hair, and also keep it smooth and shiny.
Content by Sabah Karimi.