February 29, 2012
Dull, frizzy, lackluster locks got you down? Even if your natural hair is less than shimmery, you don't have to resign yourself to a life of mousy tresses. Follow these tips and you'll be flaunting a shiny, healthy mane in no time.
1. Shake up your shampoo routine. Cleaning your hair too often and too vigorously can rob it of the natural oils that keep it shiny and healthy looking. Instead of washing your hair each morning, try every other day. It may feel a bit greasy at first, but once your body returns to its natural balance, you'll notice that your tresses are actually healthier and better looking than ever before.
2. Condition yourself to condition more. If you really want hair that shines with all its might, don't skip the conditioner! Apply a generous amount to the tips of your hair (not the roots, where natural oils can do the job). Allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing it clean.
3. Beat the heat with product. If you blowdry, flat iron, curl or otherwise mold your hair into perfection with heat, make sure you pick up a spray or serum designed to help protect your hair from the tools that make it beautiful. Many of these products will also add gloss, so don't skimp when it comes to applying them!