It’s time for your hair to shine

It seems those lockdowns gave us all healthy #hairgoals, so here’s how to have ultra-glossy locks for spring

Shine starts in the shower

We all love dry shampoo, but it can build up in the hair over time if not correctly removed come wash day. To help offset pollution and the build-up of styling products, use a clarifying shampoo once a week to ensure an all-over shine.

Try: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo, $49, is colour-safe while still removing excess scalp build-up caused by pollution, products and hard water.

Humidity proof your locks

Goldwell Stylesign Just Smooth Diamond Gloss, $29.50, is a protect and shine spray that effectively blocks humidity for up to 72 hours. It tames frizz and provides intense shine – and you’ll love the silky touch and glossy finish.

Use protection

Using a heat protectant makes a huge difference in gleam, bounce and overall texture for the healthiest-looking hair.

Ghd Bodyguard Heat Protectant Spray, $28, creates a lightweight, super-protective layer between your hair and your heat tool, and it conditions too.

Beauty editor’s tip

No matter what shampoo and conditioner you opt for, rinsing your hair thoroughly will not only keep your scalp healthy, but also maximise its shine. Just when you think you’ve rinsed your hair well enough, rinse it for one minute more!


The ultimate in luxe haircare, Oribe Gold Lust Oil, $91, is ultra-light and absorbs instantly to restore hair to its prime. It also smells amazing!

Make friends with oil

Incorporating a hair oil into your styling product line-up is beneficial for all types of hair and a must if you’re looking to add shine. The best ones aren’t cheap, but a little goes a long way, so they last for months!

Try: Not just for blondes, Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil, $61, aims to dramatically increase shine, softness and colour vibrancy while repairing damaged hair.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime, $73, is one of those products that seems to work for just about everyone. Light enough for fine hair but still rich and nourishing on coarse hair, a small amount worked through dry hair will add the ultimate shine and definition.

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil, from $43, can be used when pre-styling and finishing hair to tame frizz and flyaways, polish split ends and nourish locks.

A word from the experts

When it comes to using hair oil, experts say it’s all in the technique – which means giving it a good rub. Take a small drop or two, then rub the oil furiously between your hands, using friction to really heat it up. This breaks down the molecules, which helps the oil penetrate deeper into your hair follicles.

The end result? Diamond shine and a glossy finish, not a coating that sits on top of your hair.

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