Monday, May 28, 2012

How to Love Your Hair -- Shine On!

I totally wish I could get away with wearing my blue Katy Perry wig in everyday life..
Hey everyone! Happy Memorial Day! I hope you all have a safe and awesome day! Chris works from 9a-7p, but I'm off so I'm using the time to get my hair done again before we leave on vacation this weekend.. and then we're meeting a friend for dinner later this evening. Today wraps up my week-long How to Love Your Hair series, and I'll be showing you how to get super shiny tresses!

Here's how to do it:

  • Rinse with beer or cider vinegar. Over time, gunk from shampoos and styling products can build up on your hair, making the strands look dull and lifeless.. but acidic rinses (like beer or cider vinegar) can eliminate the product build up. After shampooing and conditioning, crack open a cold one and massage it through your wet hair. You can let it sit for 5-10 minutes while you finish showering, and then rinse your hair with cold water. Your hair will be softer and shinier in no time!
  • Try a clear glaze. Remember on Day 4 when I told you to use a colored glaze to keep your dye looking fresh between salon visits? A clear glaze will give you all the same benefits without depositing any additional color.
  • Use a conditioning oil. There are a million and one varieties for every type of hair from fine to thick and straight or curly.
  • Lastly, fake it til you make it. If push comes to shove, you can always use a shine spray or serum after styling to give your hair a glossy sheen. I've found that these typically aren't best for fine or thin hair (they tend to make it look greasy), but if your hair is up then it really doesn't matter.
Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Treatment infuses hair with moisture and nutrients for silky smooth, healthy looking hair.

Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum helps restore brilliant shine and softness to dull, damaged hair.

Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil replenishes moisture for intense softness and shine.

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Whew! Well, I hope you've all enjoyed learning tons about hair care! Let me know if there's anything else you would like to see covered and I'll be sure to work it in to a post soon for you! :)


  1. Hi Mandy this is brilliant!

    I've been using a home-made shampoo for a couple of years and have been stumbling around Google looking for interesting ingredients to try out to make my locks even stronger and healthier

    Loving the idea of lathering my hair with beer 
    (Should probably drink a little bit of it while I'm at it...)

    Definitely going to try this one.

    Thanks for the tip!


  2. I'm trying! I suck the most at giving advice to people on hair care products, so I'm trying to up my game, lol!