4 Hacks for Gloriously Shiny Hair
May 17, 2022
What’s so great about shiny hair? In addition to signaling to the world that your hair is healthy looking and hydrated, it also just looks amazing. And we all know that looking amazing is a surefire way to feel amazing, too. Luckily, for most hair types, your shiny hair goals are totally within reach — thanks to these four shiny hair hacks.
1. Get “glass hair”
Before the current glass skin craze, there was glass hair. Mega shiny, mega smooth, and mega polished, this trend’s goal is to literally reflect light as intensely as glass does — it’s basically as far removed from air-dried beachy waves as you can get. Score these ultra-sleek locks with an easy routine featuring a nourishing hair mask as its secret weapon.
Mix one of Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Intensive Ceramide Shots into the appropriate amount of Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Masque for your length, which will amp up the latter product’s shine factor. Apply that combo from your mid-lengths to ends and let it soak in for three minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Finish your rinse with a burst of cold water to seal in all that extra moisture. When your hair is damp or dry, apply Caviar Replenishing Moisture CC Cream all over — this serves double-duty as a shine enhancer and heat protectant. Proceed with your at-home blowout, flatiron in sections, and grab your sunglasses before checking out the final product in the mirror.
2. Make fine hair shiny and voluminous
Yes, it’s possible to boost both shine and volume — without weighing hair down. After washing, apply Caviar Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-In Conditioner, which detangles while adding heat protection to help prime finer hair types for the moisture and volume. Towel-dry, then apply Caviar Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Styling Mist, which was designed to instantly boost shine and fullness while delivering flexible hold — truly a jack of all trades. Blow-dry, then style as usual before soaking up compliment after compliment on your fuller, glossier look.
3. Score stunning shiny waves
Seemingly everywhere we turn, we see people with lustrous loose waves — they simply never go out of style. The look can be yours with an extra boost of moisture. If you already have natural waves and just want to crank up the shine, apply a couple pumps of Alterna’s Caviar Replenishing Moisture Leave-In Conditioning Milk to damp hair. And if you usually get your waves from a curling iron or flatiron, start that journey by spraying Caviar Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-In Conditioner all over clean, towel-dried hair (it acts as a heat protectant, too!) and then styling as usual.
4. Create easy, shiny summer looks
During the season that’s synonymous with air-drying and frizziness, it can be hard to nail a sleek look that isn’t the result of sweat. Secure a shiny style that’ll survive the heat by putting your hair into braids or a top knot. Whether you’re going to a music festival or the beach, show off your shine and express your personal style — here’s how.
Sleek braids: You could sport a different style of braid every day, all summer long, and still not have enough time to try them all. Classic, French, fishtail, Dutch, waterfall, lace, and twist are just a few styles to play with — and, of course, why stop at one or two braids? Experiment with new styles every chance you get this summer, incorporating them into updos and discovering which ones look best with hats. Make your braids silky smooth with Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream, which boosts shine, moisture, and manageability.
Top knot: Similarly to braids, there are nearly limitless variations on the easy, breezy top knot. Apply a small amount of Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream, and get to work creating one top knot or two (aka space buns), depending on how playful you’re feeling. Whether you opt for a high or low top knot, it couldn’t be easier: Simply gather your hair in the desired location, twist it into a bun, secure with a no-damage hair tie, and use bobby pins to lock in the exact shape you want.