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7 products that give you shiny hair in one shot

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Even those of us who trim our split ends regularly and sleep with a humidifier on can see frizz and flyaways in the mirror this time of year. That's because winter elements (and your adorable wool hat) can poach moisture from your hair and scalp, making you look less coiffed than you'd care to.

How to restore or add shine? These new, natural, and noteworthy shampoos, masks, and finishing serums will do your 'do justice. All of them add life and luster to your locks—and in just one moisture-boosting use. —Melisse Gelula

 
Yarok Feed Your Shine Hair Serum, $24

This is a luminizer for your locks. The editorial hair stylist and formulator, Mordechai Alvow, gets amazing results with this blend of sesame, coconut, Roman chamomile, and other light oils. You warm up a few drops in your hands and run them over your pre- or post-styled hair. You'll get gloss, dimensionality, and total polish with zero buildup, and seriously wonder how you lived without it.

 
Intelligent Nutrients Hair ShineIntelligent Nutrients Hair Shine, $29

It’s great for those days when you know if you touch your hair, it’ll all go to hell. Instead, this skinny pump dispenses a fine mist of USDA-organic finishing gloss over your damp or almost dry hair. And because it’s made by the fastidious Horst Rechelbacher (formerly of Aveda), it uses lemongrass, black cumin, pumpkin seed, and other antioxidant oils for its finishing touch of conditioning sheen.

 
Rahua Hair MaskRahua Omega 9 Hair Mask, $58


If you suspect your hair is one flyaway from getting you a finger-wagging from your stylist (or mother), this uber-nourishing hair mask is for you. It taps the restorative power of rahua nut oil (loaded with omega-9 that your hair will drink in), as well as quinoa protein (it's the year for it, after all) to strengthen and protect your hair. Use it once to see a difference, and weekly for better behaving hair on an on-going basis.

 
Original Mineral Frizzy Logic Shine Serum, $25

This super-chic, non-toxic company made a behind-the-scenes debut at New York Fashion Week. It hails from Australia where the line’s a hit with natural-leaning types. We fell hard for the packaging and the ingredients, starting with the ones in this frizz-fighter, like organic argan and macadamia oil, which can get hair runway (or workday) ready.

 
John Masters Organics intensive hair conditionerJohn Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner, $22


Healthy hair that’s fallen off the wagon—like with too many hair-breaking blowouts or ponytails—can benefit from this treatment conditioner. Its fortifying soy proteins make your hair heartier and the replenishing babassu seed and avocado oils will allow you to comb hair out, and blow it out, and flatten it out without worrying if you’re also ruining it.

 
Naturopathica shampoo and conditionerNaturopathica Black Spruce Shampoo and Conditioner

If you still haven’t kick the Pantene Pro-V habit, do it with this new, natural duo. You won’t get suds galore, since there’s no SLS in the shampoo ($26) , but it’s far more nourishing (thank olive leaf extract and almond protein)—and if you add water slowly it will lather. The horsetail conditioner ($28) infuses your mane with silica to help repair split ends, while other plant oils and amino acids add moisture, smoothness, and shine. And the unisexy scent is herbal-amazing.

 
Surya natural hair care maskSurya Amazonia Preciosa Brazil Nut Nutritive Hair Mask, $15.99


The wow-factor ingredients in this mask are nutrient-rich standbys for vegan beauty line Surya. (Its henna-based hair-color is a Whole Foods favorite.) The South America plants—like babassu seed, cupuacu seed, and Brazil nut oils—are loaded with vitamins (B1, B3, and B6), minerals (copper and zinc), and omegas that effectively drench your malnourished hair with moisture, so you get high gloss (not high frizz) when you blow it dry.

 

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  1. March 14th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    thank you for the recommendation, I use pro naturals moroccan argan oil which keeps my hair soft, shiny and healthy. :D

  2. Sallie
    May 28th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for sharing these products. I have tried a lot of products that are out there, but a few here I have not. I will be sure to give them a try. Thanks again!

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