Suffering from dull, lackluster hair? These 5 tricks & product picks can help:
Pre-Shower: Treat Your Tresses
If your hair is seriously dehydrated or in need of a trim, rub a bit of oil (be it a luxurious pre-treatment or a dash of olive/argan oil from the kitchen) at the ends 10-15mins before you cleanse.
In the Shower: Target Your Type, Then Feel the Chill
The right shampoo, conditioner and bi-weekly mask are vital to achieving healthy-looking locks. (Pantene offers a wide variety of type-specific formulations, as does John Frieda.) But the key to success actually lies in the last few seconds of your shower: the rinse. A blast of cold water can seal the cuticle and enhance shine.
Before Styling (or Sun Exposure): Smooth Your Ends
Dry, damaged hair is anything but sexy. To repair existing flaws and prevent future damage, use a thermal gaurd with SPF. One of the latest (and greatest) to hit the market is Kérastase Soleil Huile Celeste ($37; Kerastase-USA.com), which boasts both UVB and UVA protection as well light-reflective shimmer to enhance shine.
To Finish: Knock-It-Out
Short of blinding, there's no such thing as being overly lusterous when it comes to hair. So always finish your look with a mist of lightweight shine spray, whether you're hitting the grocery store or attending a gala event. It's 2 seconds well spent. (We heart Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray, $24; SergeNormant.com.)