You know that moment when you walk past someone with long hair that just seems to look so healthy and shiny you can only stare in admiration and wonder how they manage it?
There is even a new term for super shiny hair amongst celebrity observers called ‘glass hair’, which means hair is almost reflective in its appearance thanks to an undeniable glowing health and maintenance.
Or is it? Are there ways to get that oh so chic shine without being under the age of 10?
We asked our Aveda stylists here at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford and Walton to see their best recommendations and we’ve come up with a cunning list on how to get YOUR hair up there in the land of hairy mirrors.
1. Treat your hair right. That means get a haircut We can’t stress enough how important it is to regularly take the ends of the hair to keep it in tip top shape! Every 6 weeks is the recommended amount. Obviously the haircuts you’ll get here at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda will surpass any other so you must book with our Guildford or Walton stylists! Call 01483 306655 for Guildford or 01932 240856 for Walton and reserve your space. Remember our unmissable new guest offer! If you’ve not been before you’re in for a real treat! Our new guests receive a £10 voucher, a 50ml product of choice AND a FREE Aveda massage or facial in our luxury spa. Yes, just for getting a haircut with us!
2. Whilst you’re there, ask for an intensive moisture or repair treatment to really get your hair back to full nourishment, with our gorgeous plant based products deeply penetrating the beneficial plant based oils and nutrients to get that glow from the inside out. For damaged hair, we recommend taking home our Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo and conditioner. If that’s not you but you’re unsure about which shampoo or conditioner to choose we recommend checking in with our recent blog ‘Which Aveda Shampoo is best for my hair?’
3. Consider a scalp detox because the fact is that shiny hair equals healthy hair and healthy hair starts at the scalp. At Mary Ann Weeks Aveda we offer our signature personalised Aveda Botanical scalp detoxing and balancing. Specific products remove dead skin cells and environmental debris, nourish the scalp and re-harmonise oil levels. Take home our Aveda Pramasana Scalp Care range for regular and full scalp care.
4. See our expert Aveda Colourists and consider colouring your hair with Aveda Demi +. This 93% naturally derived colour leaves no deposit on the hair and contains certified organic kukui essential oil along with certified organic castor and jojoba oils. The Gel formula is fully oxygenated, meaning it will penetrate the hair without the use of ammonia. The full spectrum Demi+ allows delivery of beautifully vibrant tones and quickly! No more sitting in the chair for long periods of time, this can be done in 5-20 minutes and washes out after 40 shampoos meaning it’s low commitment too. You will not believe how shiny your hair gets after this beautiful demi permanent colour!
5 Use our Aveda shine enhancing products (of course!) These include:
Brilliant Spray On Shine
Literally a spray-On Shine, this little beauty of a product gives a sheer mist across the hair to create a healthy shine. Top stylist tip is to apply with a Kabuki makeup brush. The brush’s dense bristles mean that the product sits on the surface of the brush, and it’s easy to glide down the hair for a glossy sheen.
Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss
Similar looking to the spray on shine, the Aveda Brilliant Emolient is a serum that adds a high gloss finish. This is ideal for all hair types, in particularly coarse or chemically treated hair. Use as a leave in conditioner by mixing a couple of pumps with any Aveda styling product and apply to your damp hair. Style as normal. You can also use to smooth and condition your split ends by applying liberally to dry hair then wrapping up in a hot damp towel. Once cool, rinse off the excess product with warm water and hey presto, beautifully conditioned and repaired hair.
Light Elements Smoothing Fluid
Light elements smoothing fluid is a styling serum that’s great for all hair types. Organic jojoba adds deep moisture without weighing the hair down so you get a natural shine and movement with this product. To use, simply apply through damp hair. Works especially well for straightened hair if you rub a pea sized amount between your hands and then press sections of hair between them, sliding down the length.
Dry remedy daily moisturising oil.
Another diamond product to give instant shine and health to your hair. Featuring Buriti oil from the Brazilian tree of life, this light weight oil gives a dazzling shine. Hair is silky smooth and easy to manage. Frizz and fly aways are controlled with just a couple of drops rubbed between palms and applied to dry hair.
So there we have it, 5 solid ways to get your hair shining like glass. Don’t forget to book your appointment by calling 01483 306655 for Guildford or 01932 240856 for our Walton salon. Until then, shine on you crazy diamond!