Hair & Makeup

How to get shiny hair

Transform any hair type with our roundup of 6 of the best products for shiny hair…


Super-luxe, glamorous hair starts with shine. But pollution, UV rays, blow-drying and constant heat styling dull down natural sheen and leave hair lifeless. For the best way to guarantee long-lasting shine – plus the quick fixes for when needs must – look to our edit of the best shine enhancers.

BEST FOR KNOTTY AND UNRULY HAIR Larry King Liquid Hairbrush Conditioner

Smoothing starts in the shower. Larry King’s excellent conditioner contains nourishing pea protein and avocado oils to moisturize hair, remove tangles and smooth the hair’s outer cuticle, making it easier to blow-dry and style while upping shine.

BEST FOR FINE HAIR Sachajuan Shine Serum

The super-light texture of Sachajuan’s serum gives hair a sleek, glossy finish, but unlike other ones, it doesn’t weigh down fine hair or leave it lank the day after. Plus, over time, the protein-rich sea algae nourishes dry hair to make it healthier and stronger.

BEST FOR FLYAWAY HAIR Slip Embroidered Silk-satin Euro Sham Pillowcase

Frizz around the hairline is often caused by breakage, and, aside from chemical treatments and heat styling, friction is a significant cause. Swapping your usual pillowcase for one made of silk, such as this one by Slip, helps to cut down the amount of friction your hair is subjected to overnight and smooth ruffled cuticles in the process.

BEST FOR A QUICK FIX David Mallett Gold Dust

More a glamorous finishing product than a treatment, the shimmering particles in David Mallet’s spray-on volume enhancer are so fine they give hair a beautiful light-reflecting effect, rather than a full-on glitter bomb. It works especially well with brunette shades, bringing an extra dimension to highlighted or balayaged hair.

BEST FOR CURLY OR FRIZZY HAIR Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris Precious Hair Care Oil

If your hair is severely dry, split or breaking, then you need Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris’s oil – the worse the damage, the bigger the improvement. Packed with nourishing oils (including shea, cotton and moringa), it smooths hair cuticles for fast-track shine, while adding a veil of protection around each fiber to stop further damage. Although it’s an oil, it doesn’t weigh hair down or leave a residue.

BEST FOR DEEP CONDITIONING Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment

This cult classic is transformational – Philip Kingsley originally created it exclusively for Audrey Hepburn. It’s designed as a weekly pre-shampoo treatment for hair with weak, damaged cuticles that needs emergency care; try using it overnight and shampooing it out in the morning. You’ll see and feel the difference within a week.


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