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How to make hair shiny but not greasy

Shiny hair is glamourous. You know this because you’ve watched in awe as red-carpet celebrities parade their luminescent locks that twinkle in the limelight. Many of these models and superstars have professional hairstylists at their beck and call, but this doesn’t mean that radiant hair is reserved for them. Oh no! You too can have glossy hair that turns heads.

The trick is to add shine to your hair without weighing it down or making it look greasy. While this feat may sound near impossible, we’re here to tell you that it CAN be done!

How? Like this:

Apply a lightweight designer hair oil 

A quick way to make hair shiny is to apply hair oil. Keep in mind, however, that you want an oil that will add a beautiful glossy sheen to your hair for a healthy, silky shine but with no oily residue.

Try: Brillante Protect and Shine Oil. Inspired by summers on the Amalfi coast, this luxury product has a rich concentration of natural oils to invigorate hair without weighing it down.

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Use a sulfate-free shampoo

Sulfates don’t necessarily damage your hair but they can strip it of more moisture than is necessary. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos that restore moisture while they cleanse. Instead of having hair that’s drained of life, you’ll have silky smooth locks that boast a natural sheen.

Try: Rossano Ferretti Parma’s collection of sulfate-free healthy hair products. This includes a selection of shampoos for all hair types, hand-crafted by our Italian hair artisans.

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Regenerate your locks with a shiny hair treatment 

To get a glossy finish without making your hair look greasy, apply a professional shine treatment to your dry hair. This type of treatment is the perfect finishing touch to a styling routine.

Try: The award-winning Prodigio Regenerating hair supplement treatment. Using naturally derived ingredients such as avocado, rosemary and almond with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this lightweight formula adds lustre to hair immediately after use.

Infuse your hair with moisture

Hair that’s dull lacks moisture. For hair that’s enriched with energy and a natural shine, apply a professional hair mask to your tresses at least once a week.

Try: Dolce Repair and Nourish Hair Mask for hair that’s softer, moisturised and ultimately shinier. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, this product can hydrate even the driest hair, helping it to look and feel sleek and soft with no greasy residue.

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Trim your hair frequently

Trim your hair every 4-6 weeks to remove damaged ends. The less breakage you have to deal with, the shinier your hair will be. But don’t stress, you don’t have to cut off much of your precious length for smooth radiant locks. Snip off less than a centimetre at each salon visit – and you’ll be good to go!

Frequent trims can be accompanied by the use of a regenerating hair oil – this is an “out with the old in with the new” approach.

Try: Vita Rejuvenating Serum. This is one of those wonderful luxury hair care products that can be used to make hair more resilient while it encourages it to grow. New hair equals shiny hair!

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Give coloured and bleached hair extra TLC

Hair dye, bleaches, and other harsh chemicals can leave your tresses in a state of distress. Help your hair to relax and revive itself by giving it some extra TLC. Use a range of shampoos and conditioners that have been specially formulated to add vibrancy to colour-treated hair and remember to replenish moisture by applying a hair mask weekly.

Try: Prodigio Pre-wash Treatment for hair that is silkier and shinier in as little as one use.  This intense pre-wash mask helps repair the driest, most damaged or over-processed hair and is worthy of its 2019 Byrdie award.

Amplify hair radiance with the Glossy High Shine Bundle

Everyday elements and frequent styling can often dim the natural brilliance of our locks. Bring back the sheen, minus the heaviness, with our curated Glossy High Shine Bundle. Start your hair glow-up with the Dolce Satin Glow Booster, which combats frizz and lends a touch of silken luminosity. Seal the deal with the Brillante Protect & Shine Oil, a lightweight yet concentrated oil that not only bestows a glowing finish but also offers protection from the sun.

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*This article features designer hair care products created by Rossano Ferretti Parma. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful Italian landscape, each formula has been enriched with natural ingredients. The products are also vegan-friendly and animal cruelty-free.

Rossano Ferretti Parma – we’re here to help you shine bright like a diamond!