April 12, 2021

Ask the Edit: How I Get Shiny Hair

Ask the Edit: How I Get Shiny Hair

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been posting photos of some of my work outfits to Instagram.  As a result, a surprising number of people have asked me what I use on my hair to make it so shiny.  Let’s talk about it.

Briogeo Be Kind, Be Gentle Shampoo // I discovered this shampoo last winter, and I adore it.  I shampoo almost every day (I know, I know), and this shampoo doesn’t dry out my hair.  The formula is 98% naturally derived using fruit and vegetable fatty acids, so it’s also a clean shampoo that smells amazing.

dpHue Gloss+ Conditioner // If I had to guess, I would say that this conditioner is probably the primary reason my hair looks so shiny.  The dpHue Gloss+ is my once (sometimes twice) per week pick me up.  It refreshes my color, smoothes and shines.  Using it every day would be overkill, but I like my color to stay looking fresh.

The gloss comes in 1o colors and one sheer formula.  The coloring formulas use semi-permanent color, so you don’t have to worry about significantly changing your color.  I use the medium brown shade, and it works well.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Conditioner // On the days that I don’t Gloss my hair, I use this deep conditioner on my ends.  It keep my hair healthy, even with all the heat I put on it.  And healthy hair is shiny hair.

Clairol Root Touch-Up Color Gel // Getting a salon appointment is tough, and my greys are coming in fast and furious in my late 30s.  So I use this root touch-up gel when I need to give my own roots a brush up.

The color is semi-permanent and the formula thick enough that it doesn’t drip.  There’s no mixing, and the brush tip makes application easier.  L’Oreal has a similar product that has a few more color options and a similar formula and applicator.

As for styling products, the volume spray and hairspray I use don’t advertise any shine benefits.  So I’m going to guess it’s a combination of these products or, perhaps, just the dpHue conditioner giving my hair that fresh salon shine.

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