8 tips for shiny and beautiful hair
Do you also dream of beautiful and shiny hair?
Then keep reading – here are our very best tips for hair so glossy that you cannot avoid compliments.
Healthy hair has more shine
The health of your hair and therefore its shine is affected every day by everything from pollution and weather conditions to hair products and styling tools. But also the hair's natural structure can be the cause of less or no shine at all. But don't worry – here are 8 tips that work for all hair types.
Before you read on, take a look at your hair ends. If they are dry or split, it is time to book an appointment with your hairstylist. Regular haircuts make it much easier to achieve healthy and shiny hair.
Well, let's get started!
1. Wash your hair the healthy way
If you use a shampoo with aggressive soap substances, you may get a clean hair, but not a healthy hair – and a healthy hair is what you should strive for if you want your hair to have a naturally gorgeous shine. To wash your hair in a healthy way, you should choose a shampoo with natural and gentle ingredients.
All ZENZ Organic shampoos are created with respect for your hair's health and contain only gentle but effective ingredients.
Don't forget the conditioner. Conditioner makes the hair strand smoother. A smooth hair strand is more shiny because it reflects light better.
2. Remember to give lots of moisture to your hair
It almost goes without saying, but dry hair is in no way equal to shiny hair. So moisture is needed. A 10-minute weekly hair treatment with ZENZ Organic Treatment no. 03 is basically perfect, but if your hair is very dry or you have naturally curly hair, more care is usually needed.
You can get this with an Overnight Oil Treatment – a treatment that really does wonders.
How to: Apply a generous amount of ZENZ Organic Oil Treatment no. 99, or one of the other three Oil Treatments, to dry hair before bedtime and place a towel on your pillow overnight. In the morning, add shampoo first and then rinse thoroughly. Finish with conditioner.
Psst ... you can also be pampered in one of our ZENZ salons with an intensive moisturizing luxurious hair treatment and foot bath with nourishing organic oils.
3. Use a hairbrush with boar bristles
A hairbrush with wild boar hair is pure wellness for your hair – the stiff, but soft, hairs absorb the natural oils from the scalp and distribute them in the lengths and tips of the hair. This makes the hair stronger and more shiny. In addition, the hairs stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow, so your hair growth also benefits from brushing.
4. Let the good ingredients stay in your hair all day
Some hair types need extra moisture to maintain their shine, especially natural curly hair, but also long hair and hair that has been colored with permanent hair dye can benefit greatly from extra moisture throughout the day.
Although it may be tempting, you should not leave your hair mask in your hair all day - it is designed to provide intensive care for a limited period of time. Instead, use a single drop of oil as first aid for dry ends, or try a leave-in conditioner.
ZENZ Organic conditioner, due to its mild and light ingredients, can also be used as a leave-in conditioner. After washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner, gently dab your hair with a towel. In towel-dried hair, put a small amount of conditioner and distribute it with a wide comb or gently with your fingers. Then you can style your hair as normal.
5. Blow dry your hair with cool air
Hair dryers and other heat tools are harsh on your hair. But it is rarely something we want to give up. When you have the opportunity, let your hair air dry - it's clearly the healthiest for your hair (and the environment).
On the days when the hair dryer is necessary, let your hair air dry for 5-10 minutes after you have dabbed it with a towel. Hair is most fragile when it is wet, so be gentle:
Hold the hair dryer at a good distance from your hair, turn down the heat if possible, and blow dry your hair in the direction that it grows. Finish with cool air - it will keep your hairstyle better and give more shine.
6. Do a detox hair treatment once in a while
Detox basically means removing the unhealthy. How often one's hair and scalp need a detox is very individual. If you use hair products with silicone, for example, it is good to detox a little more often because silicone is unhealthy for hair and scalp and cannot be washed out with shampoo.
ZENZ Organic Hair & Scalp Rinse Fresh Herbs no. 87 is a herbal cider that cleans deeply and removes all dirt that accumulates that your shampoo cannot remove. It also gives A LOT of shine - so it is pure win-win.
How to detox:
- Wash your hair with shampoo as usual.
Use the lid from your ZENZ Organic Hair & Scalp Rinse Fresh Herbs no. 87 as a dosing measure. You need 3 filled lids of herbal cider to 1 glass of water.
Pour the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Avoid getting it in your eyes.
Rinse your hair thoroughly.
Finish with conditioner as after a regular hair wash.
7. Quick fix: Try a gloss treatment at your hairdresser
The quickest way to get a sleek, shiny hair is with a gloss treatment at your hairdresser. You do not need to change hair color. A gloss can easily be made in a color that matches your natural hair color. At ZENZ, you can book an appointment for a gloss along with a haircut. You can find a salon overview right here.
8. Eat a balanced diet
A healthy and varied diet is of course super important. Both for our overall well-being, but also to make sure your hair thrives as best as possible. If you do not get enough vitamins, your hair will tell the truth.
Always talk to your doctor if you are in doubt whether you are covering your vitamin needs.