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Nunzio Saviano of Nunzio's Saviano salon in New York City says: "Shine is associated with enviable hair the way glowing skin is associated with youth." For one, it looks good, catching and Jeni Thomas, a hair-care scientist at Procter & Gamble, says "Hair is shine is a result of two things: fiber alignment and the strength of the outer cuticle layer, "says Thomas" Both factors affect how light reflects off the hair. "
Looking dull? (And do not neglect
"That's because it ends up." becoming a landing strip for atmospheric debris, which st icks to the grease and interferes with the smoothness of your cuticle and the proper reflection of light. Pantene Pro-V Charcoal Purifying Root Wash ($ 6, walmart.com) or Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo ($ 44, amazon.com), one to two times per month, in addition to your regular cleansing routine.
Go for a Gloss
"Cleanliness promotes sheen, but clean hair with a coarse cuticle will not necessarily be shiny, "says Saviano. Those who color their hair or rely on other chemical treatments are especially prone to breakage of the outer cuticle layer, which leads to lackluster locks. In addition to regular conditioning, like John Frieda Luminous Glaze Clear Shine ($ 1
Trim, and Do It Often
You're trimmed, every four to six weeks. "Consistent haircuts are important," says Steven Picciano, a national artist for Goldwell. "Split ends so that you do not get rid of them, they will creep up the shaft of the hair, giving it a dull, fuzzy appearance." Seal off clean-cut ends with a strengthening cream, like Rita Hazan Triple Threat Split End Remedy ($ 30, sephora.com) or Virtue Perfect Ending Split End Serum ($ 40, hsn.com), so they're less prone to split. (Related: This $ 33 Shampoo Is Worth Every Penny If You Want Longer Hair)
Practice Safe Styling
"For coarse, curly, and processed hair, I always use a boar-bristle brush when it's wet and a ceramic one for touch-ups once it's dry, "says Rita Zito, a senior stylist at the Eddie Arthur Salon in New York City. Another good way to detangle wet hair, especially if your strands are on the finer side, is with a wide-toothed comb. Whatever your hair type, dry strands will benefit from a few strokes of a boar-bristle brush, which helps distribute the scalp's natural oils, leaving a shiny finish. Goldwell StyleSign Smooth Control Blow Dry Spray ($ 20, walmart.com), to prevent damage to the outer layer of the cuticle. And when you're styling, make sure your hair is fully dry before using a curling or smoothing iron, says Picciano. (Related: Shape Beauty Awards 2018: Game-Changing Hair Products)