10 Products That Make Even the Most Damaged Hair Shine
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
Your cut and color may be on point, but if your hair isn’t soft and supple, it can easily look one-dimensional. Keep dullness far, far away with any of these products and restore the ultimate light-catching luster good hair days are made of.
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You won’t be able to stop touching your hair—or looking in the mirror, for that matter—after applying a tiny drop of this sweet-smelling serum that adds the most iridescent sheen to even the most brittle, damaged-looking strands.
Playa Ritual Hair Oil ($38)
Light enough for daily use, this chic, botanical blend of gloss-boosting oils (apricot, kukui and coconut) transforms dry hair into spun silk, keeps frizz and flyways at bay and leaves behind the most addictive yet barely there scent.
You’ve heard of it in Korean-inspired skin care, but snail essence (it’s known for its naturally high nutrient level) is making an appearance in hair care. Apply this smoothing do-it-all cream to dry or damp hair, then style as usual for less frizz and more gleam.
ColorWow Dream Coat ($28)
Described as a “raincoat for your hair,” this super fine waterproofing, gloss-boosting formula works with the heat of your blow-dryer to seal every strand of hair in a sleek coating and allow water to bounce right off, instead of penetrating and creating frizz for up to three washes.
Apply this gel-based glossing conditioner to your strands after shampooing and let the cocktail of amla and coriander oils do all the work (like delivering high shine and a quicker blowdry).
Think of these shimmery leave-in serums as color correctors for your strands. The violet “Cool” option counteracts any brassiness in lighter hair colors, and the gold “Warm” option pulls out the base tones in darker hues to keep your color looking exactly how you want it.
Design.Me Fab.Me ($24.50)
This milky leave-in spray detangles unruly hair, protects against color fading and heat damage, minimizes breakage, slashes your blow-dry time in half, boosts volume and enhances your hair’s natural shine. Need I go on?
Drybar Sparkling Soda ($28)
Spritz this shine mist all over styled hair before you walk out the door (focus on the bottom half of your tresses) for a look-at-me sheen that lasts all day and protects against color fading.