Having brilliant, healthy hair is something almost every girl wants.

We all grew up with Disney princesses as beauty icons, with their shiny, wonderful hair that we soon identified as femininity and seduction symbols.

I’ve never met a single woman in my whole life that wasn’t looking for the perfect formula to get brilliant hair, and I’m pretty sure it is the same for you.

After working with many different hairstylists and experimenting infinite products and techniques, I thought it was time to share Style Behind’s guide to get brilliant hair.

So, here it is.

  • Get to know your hair. Once you have identified your hair type, it will be way easier to take care of it the right way. To know what’s your hair type, try this little home experiment: gently rub a lock on a sheet of tissue paper. If it lives a consistent ring it means you have oily hair, if the ring is light your hair is normal, if it doesn’t live traces it means you have dry hair.
  • Now that you have identified your hair type, choose the right products for you and make sure they really respond to your hair’s needs. You can experiment a few products, but once you find the right ones, don’t substitute them. It is a common mistake to think that you should change your hair products every time you have to buy new. Actually, what your hair needs is to be understood and cuddled. Like a cute, little puppy.
  • Always keep your hair in order! Messy hair will look less brilliant and won’t reflect the light.
  • Cut your hair regularly to avoid split ends.
  • Be sure to include vegetables and fruits high in vitamin C in your diet, such has oranges, red peppers, kales, papaya and broccoli. In case you really need it, you could also ask your herbalist to suggest you the right supplements for your hair type.
  • Drink lots of water! Staying hydrated will help your hair look healthier (and more brilliant).
  • When you wash your hair, try to set water’s temperature on a medium level. Hot water could damage your scalp and let your hair fragile. Use mineral water for the last rinsing before drying your hair.
  • Apply shampoo only on the roots and not on the lengths. Do the opposite with conditioner.
  • When possible, let them dry without using the hair dryer. Otherwise, apply a heat protective spray before drying it.
  • Limit the use of hair straighteners and curlers.

What do you think? How do you take care of your hair?
Let us know in the comments below.

Illustration, Sara Ottavia Carolei

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