Faking Shine

Posted in Products on September 4th, 2012 by Reagan

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Now that my hair is finally pretty long again, I’m dealing with dry ends. I have to trim it pretty frequently, or it looks like cotton candy..the bad kind. (the bad kind consists of any kind that you wouldn’t eat.)

Anyway, when my hair loses its luster, I turn to artificial luster.

Basically I love shine sprays and serums.


Redken Vinyl Glam

This one gives you a spritz. It’s very shiney and light and goes great on dry hair. This is best for medium to thick hair.

Tigi Headrush

This is an aerosol spray and goes on light as air, so it works for any hair type. It works best on air-dried/blow-dried hair.

SachaJuan Shine Serum

This is a pump serum and can be used on wet or dry hair. It’s good for any hair type.

I know what you’re all thinking. If teasing is the high heels of hair, then spray/serum shines are the bronzers of hair.

If you wont tell, I wont tell.

Top photo by Ty Mecham

9 Responses to “Faking Shine”

  1. Allie Says:

    According to the interweaves, vinyl glam was discontinued…is it true?

  2. Maura Says:

    For anyone looking for a budget alternative, I like Garnier Fructis “Brilliantine shine glossing spray”
    Great post!

  3. Jessica Says:

    I love pureology shine spray!

  4. Mrsbuscemi Says:

    ‘cotton candy’, or as it’s known here, ‘fairy floss’ is the perfect description of my ends at the moment.
    Hdof you have hair-shamed me into booking a trim!

  5. kate Says:

    any suggestions for how to achieve the “Wet” look on hair? such as for a slicked back ponytail?

  6. CHI Hair Products Says:

    The second step, the above an area of ​​hair tied into a pony tail on one side.The third step above that area the Mawei divided into two parts and then cross-wound on one side.The fourth step, in a fixed place on the hairpin.

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