4 Things That Are Sabotaging Your Glossy Hair

Wish your hair looked at good as the girls in shampoo commercials? Although there’s some strong editing involved, it’s not impossible to achieve that gorgeous glossy hair look.

Sometimes the only thing standing between you and shiny hair is poor quality products and bad habits which can easily be corrected.

Read on to discover what the culprit might be that’s dulling your hairs natural shine to achieve that shampoo commercial glossy look.


Heat Styling Tools

It’s no wonder your hair might be lacking that glossy sheen if you’re attached at the hip to your heat styling tools. The heat from straighteners, hair dryers and curling irons damage your hair, dulling it’s shine and even causing breakage.

Even if you only use hot tools sparingly, the level of heat you set them to when you do could also be drying and damaging your hair. So, the best thing you can do to promote shine is to turn the heat on your styling tools down, try to limit your use and when using styling


Sun Exposure

The heat and UV rays from the sun can also cause heat damage to the protein in your hair, leading to dull locks and even breakage.

Just like you’d protect your skin from sun exposure, to keep your hair looking glossy, take similar precautions by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and staying in the shade wherever possible.

Surprised about the damage environmental factors can have on your hair? See our post, How To Protect Your Hair From Environmental Damage.


Your Diet

It’s true that “you are what you eat”. Sometimes, the quality of your hair and its appearance can be the result of what’s going on inside your body.

If your hair looks particularly dull but you don’t have the usual damaging habits, it could be your diet. Your daily intake of vitamins and minerals is essential to keeping not only your body but also your hair healthy.

To achieve those shiny locks, try tracking what kinds of food you’re eating in a regular week and where you can switch out processed, greasy foods for whole fruits and vegetables with a dose of healthy fats like avocado and nuts.


Hair Dye

Colouring your hair is a great form of self-expression but if your hair is regularly seeing colour, especially box dye, you might be missing out on that glossy hair look.

When your hair is processed with colour the cuticles are being opened to allow for the deposit of colour.

So, if you’re also a regular at your colourist, maybe discuss what treatments are available that can help keep the integrity of your hair and enhance shine. Maybe try a keratin treatment, they’ve risen in popularity due to its moisturising and repairing capabilities. Or even investing in some quality hydrating hair masks can make a world of difference when it comes to bringing the shine back to your hair.


Blown Lux

Want silky hair with that voluminous bounce and shine? At Blown Lux we know hair and know just how to make it look its best and can help you bring back the glossy finish you’ve been looking for.

Let our talented hairstylists work their magic all the while sipping on creative cocktails and sampling some top-quality cheeses.

Whether you’re looking for a treat for yourself or an event like a birthday or hens night, we cater to all. 

Blown Lux is a blow dry bar experience like no other.

Contact us for more information or to book your Blown Lux experience today.


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