What You Really Need For Shiny Hair

One surefire way to tell if hair is healthy by its beautiful, natural shine. With so many products out there, it can be a little overwhelming to know which ones you need to get your hair looking its best. That’s why we turned to celebrity hairstylist Clariss Rubenstein (whose clientele includes the likes of Mindy Kaling and January Jones), to find out the secret to getting those glossy strands.

"I love argan oil,” she says. “It's a natural oil that contributes to the health of hair over time and also gives it immediate shine." It’s also packed with vitamin E and other fatty acids that nourish hair from the inside out, restoring moisture and helping reverse signs of damage.

So, how can you incorporate this beauty oil into your beauty routine? Start off with an argan oil–rich shampoo and conditioner that soften hair and boost shine for more manageability prior to styling. Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo ($22) and Conditioner ($23) revive dry hair with optimal hydration, as well as make detangling a breeze.

We also like Josie Maran’s 100 percent Pure Argan Oil ($48), which Rubenstein uses as a serum to style. This multi-purpose oil is perfect for smoothing flyaways and treating split ends. For hair that’s dull, brittle and dry, apply it before bed and leave it on overnight for a deep-conditioning treatment.