Sleek & Shiny Hair Advice from Joseph Kellner in Orlando, Florida

Some people seem to have all the good fortune when it comes to healthy hair. They have thick, shiny hair that is gorgeous. However, other people only dream of having shiny hair, instead living with hair that is dull and lifeless. For these individuals, no matter what they do, they never can achieve that same shine. The good news is that regardless of your hair type, you too can have beautiful, shiny hair, simply by knowing how.

For brilliance and shine, you have two primary options. The first is to choose commercial products designed specifically to help with shine and the second is to make your own homemade products. Just remember that both options deal with materials that are usually, highly flammable. Therefore, whatever you do, never smoke or use these products near open flames. Additionally, some of these products will create build-up, creating a fire hazard should the hair come too close to an open flame so you want to use caution.  In my salon I recommend Kalea Rose Haircare, for home use.

Although there are literally hundreds of products currently on the market, I use the top brand on my clients Kalea Rose hair care. Wash with La Rose Shampoo Sulfate Free Shampoo. A sulfate, paraben, and sodium chloride free shampoo that gently cleanses the hair.  Essential nutrients restore the natural beauty of your hair and balances out deficiencies.  Kalea Rose works on all textures and is especially formulated for color treated hair.

Condition with Kalea Rose Passion Conditioner and Mask Treatment  this is a 2 in 1 treatment.  A double conditioner that adds strength and shine to the hair.  As hair ages, it becomes duller and lifeless due to factors such as stress, environmental exposure, and chemical treatments. Kalea Rose Passion Conditioner is formulated with proteins and amino acids that mimic the “natural moisturizing factor” of healthy skin and hair.  This can be used as a daily conditioner and also a treatment, I highly recommend this to all of my clients!

Blow Dry the hair with Sleek Styling Creme, which will transform unruly hair into smooth, shiney locks. I also recommend after styling give the hair a few sprays of Moon Shine Laminate Gloss. This will create a humidity-resistant barrier that controls your style in high-humidity conditions. Such as in my neck of the woods of South Florida. It also improves hair’s condition as it smoothes the cuticle and eliminates frizz.

When shopping for the right product, keep in mind that you want to choose ones that also deep condition. Now as mentioned, in addition to buying commercial products, you can also make things at home, which also work amazingly well. For example, consider some of the follow recipes:

  • Avocado – Mash one avocado in a bowl, and then mix it with one teaspoon of baking powder and one tablespoon of olive oil. After mixing well, work the mixture into your hair, making sure it is all covered. Leave this on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes, rinsing completely.
  • Strawberry Hair Mask – To condition your hair while giving it a rich gloss, mash eight strawberries in a bowl with one tablespoon of mayonnaise. Next, massage the mixture into clean, damp hair. Cover your entire head with a shower cap or piece of plastic, topped with a warm towel. Leave this on for about 15 to 20 minutes, at which time you want to shampoo and condition your hair.
  • Vitamin E – This vitamin is excellent for producing shiny hair. You can take supplements of simply add foods high in Vitamin E into your diet. Just a few examples would include wheat germ, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and brown rice.

You can also use your blow dryer to create sleek and shiny hair. Instead of spending significant money on high dollar products, you can use inexpensive hair products and your blow dryer to get magnificent results. You will need a towel, a blow dryer, brush and comb, hair barrette or claw-clip, shampoo and conditioner, and just a little bit of hair gel.

Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair. Next, twist it up in the towel to ensure all the excess water is removed. If you have medium to long hair, you might need to leave it wrapped for 20 to 25 minutes whereas for short hair, 10 to 15 minutes would suffice. Then, use a wide-toothed comb to comb out any tangles. When done, part your hair as you normally do.

For the next step, you need to gather your hair, twisting it with the exception of one thing layer at the base of the head. Then with the barrette or clip, pin the hair on top of your head. Now you want to blow dry loose hair. When completely dry, brush your hair out. The clip or barrette can be removed, at which time you blow dry another section of hair. Any damp hair will then be pinned back on top of your head.

Keep drying sections of your hair until it is all dry. Then, brush it out and style, or simply wear it straight. Then, you want to add a small amount of gel into your hands, working it into your hair gently to remove any frizz. For some reason, this technique of drying allows special attention to be paid to various sections of hair and when done, it will have a nice, healthy shine without any uncontrollable frizz.