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Post by MyHairsRebirth on 8th August 2010, 10:22 pm

I feel that I've finally combated my dry hair situation. My hair is now soft to the touch, but it doesn't shine or have the sheen that I'd love to see. With that said, I would like to know what you all do to give your hair some sparkle and shine?

Thanks in advance Smile

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Re: How do you get your hair to SHINE?

Post by ... on 8th August 2010, 10:25 pm

Butters give my hair pretty good sheen, and oils do too to some extent. There's also gels like KCCC, ORS Lock & Twist, and Eco Styler, but I hate gels because they make my hair irreparably hard; I much prefer butters because I get the sheen with the softness. I usually use plain shea butter to twist my hair, and a whipped shea butter mix to moisturize daily.

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Post by Spiralos on 8th August 2010, 11:47 pm

Hi, I recently found that getting your hair cuticles to lie flatter makes your hair retain moisture better and promotes a natural shine/sheen to your hair. There are 2 ways that I know of and researched about and the first is cold water rinsing after you wash/condition your hair. The second, which I find most effective for me is to use a low pH based rinse as a final rinse for my hair. This is a simple homemade concoction I make myself and you can try it out if you like:

Hair rinse
1 empty 16-18 oz shampoo bottle
1 Packet of True Lime/Lemon/Orange (whatever flavor you like)
Distilled water

Fill empty bottle with distilled water and add 1 packet of the True Lime (the one I use) to it. Place in the refrigerator until you get ready to use it so it keeps longer and has an added benefit of being a cold water rinse, too! Seal your hair with an oil and that's it. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Btw, you can find True Lime/Lemon/Orange products in either the baking section or the natural foods section of the grocery store (Publix); they are used to flavor water drinks, but because these contain citric acid they work pretty good for hair, too. HTH!

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Post by Lynnieluve on 9th August 2010, 12:06 am

Natural hair will only have sheen...it's not gonna shine like relaxed hair.

Pooka Hair Nectar gives me a nice sheen. www.pookapureandsimple.com

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Post by akaprincess00 on 9th August 2010, 10:02 am

I had this same problem when I was a newbie. I'm sure the prolonged use of henna & coconut oil have greatly contributed to the sheen that my hair has now. I agree that you shouldn't expect to have extreme shine like you did when your hair was relaxed but you should still be able to see some shine.

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Post by nattyblog on 9th August 2010, 10:16 am

I have a few products that enhance shine for me:

vatika oil
jane carter solutions condition & sculpt
miracurl jelly

They all do it alone. The c&s is like a conditioning setting lotion and the jelly is like a soft hold gel. But, whenever I use either, I tend to also use the vatika oil to hold in moisture. They can make dry hair shine too. But most times (not all the time-but most) I style on wet, damp, or slightly damp hair. I think sealing in that water with your products while you're styling for some reason helps with increased shine at the end of the styling process too. Don't know why. It just seems to work out that way.

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Post by CrAvInG_CuRlZ:) on 9th August 2010, 10:24 am

Olive oil. I mix it in my deep conditioner and in my spray bottle mix. gives my hair a healthy sheen. Olive oil is know to provide shinier hair.

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Post by chicagoing on 9th August 2010, 1:15 pm

I use olive oil in my conditioner too Craving Curlz. There is a noticeable sheen after using this mixture..

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Post by ShortNSassie on 9th August 2010, 2:45 pm

Coconut Oil has helped me with shine.

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Post by Nikcoils on 9th August 2010, 3:31 pm

coconut oil and olive oil mixed in my spray bottle. help with my shine.

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Post by DreamMerchant on 10th August 2010, 10:19 pm

Lynnie I am going to catch you and take that fro! Anyhoo, I like Jane Carters for a non-oily shine. It gives my hair a deep, wet shine look.

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Post by sonance on 10th August 2010, 11:17 pm

Certain products seem to show sheen or more shine than others for me. Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding and Kinky Curly's Curly Custard have a sheen for me.

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Post by MyHairsRebirth on 11th August 2010, 2:03 am

Thanks so much ladies I really appreciate it! I'll be looking into making my own spritzers with coconut and olive oil.. I really do wanna try miss jessie's products especially since I saw that bundle pack they have of everything! But I'm gonna have to wait on that for now. Once again, thanks for the responses! Smile

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Post by Renny on 11th August 2010, 5:10 am

Shea Moisture Smoothie takes my hair to the shine level, much beyond sheen and it still feels soft.

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Post by BrownSkinDiva on 11th August 2010, 6:58 am

I use my shea butter mix, what primarily gives me sheen is when I use my Jojoba oil on top of my shea butter mix...

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Post by CurlsGalore on 11th August 2010, 12:23 pm

I mix EVOO and honey in my conditioners and butters. Honey gives great shine.

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Post by krazy coils on 11th August 2010, 12:36 pm

I use Jane Carter Nourish and Shine to add sheen to my hair.

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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 11th August 2010, 12:49 pm

nattyblog wrote:I have a few products that enhance shine for me:

vatika oil
jane carter solutions condition & sculpt
miracurl jelly

They all do it alone. The c&s is like a conditioning setting lotion and the jelly is like a soft hold gel. But, whenever I use either, I tend to also use the vatika oil to hold in moisture. They can make dry hair shine too. But most times (not all the time-but most) I style on wet, damp, or slightly damp hair. I think sealing in that water with your products while you're styling for some reason helps with increased shine at the end of the styling process too. Don't know why. It just seems to work out that way.
How do you like the Miracurl Jelly? I'm thinking of trying it?

DreamMerchant wrote:Lynnie I am going to catch you and take that fro! Anyhoo, I like Jane Carters for a non-oily shine. It gives my hair a deep, wet shine look.
Which Jane Carter product?

CurlsGalore wrote:I mix EVOO and honey in my conditioners and butters. Honey gives great shine.
I second the addition of honey to my DCs and other products. Henna and rinsing your hair in cold water as final rinse helps a bunch. Closed/flat cuticles help the light bounce off your hair better. Curly hair is less likely to shine due to how light hits it.

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Post by freckledmom4 on 11th August 2010, 12:59 pm

I just got some ORS Nature Shine spray for my wash-n-gos and so far it gives me the shine that I was craving. Vatika oil/coconut oil and shea butter all give my hair shine for twistouts, but I needed a spray so I wouldn't have to touch my hair after wng styling. The spray is around 5 bucks @ Sally's, but it's made of mostly coconut oil and lemon oil so you could probably make something like this on your own. Coldwater rinses and oil rinses seem to help.

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Post by laleepop14 on 12th August 2010, 9:58 am

Carol's Daughter hair balm is the truth for shine...And th ebottle last a long time because you only need a little bit....

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Post by Lynnieluve on 12th August 2010, 9:59 am

DreamMerchant wrote:Lynnie I am going to catch you and take that fro!

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Post by zinny 4a kinks on 12th August 2010, 1:51 pm

EVOO ( also makes it nice and soft ) and shae butter

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Natural hair will only have sheen

Post by Umph on 21st August 2010, 5:17 pm

Lynnieluve wrote:Natural hair will only have sheen...it's not gonna shine like relaxed hair.

Pooka Hair Nectar gives me a nice sheen. www.pookapureandsimple.com

My daughter is natural and that's the first thing she stressed.

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Post by tamtam7 on 22nd August 2010, 7:44 pm

I have been using Moroccan Oil lately and I have found that it really gives my hair great sheen.

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Post by sweetdrk1 on 22nd August 2010, 7:50 pm

Lynnieluve wrote:Natural hair will only have sheen...it's not gonna shine like relaxed hair.

Pooka Hair Nectar gives me a nice sheen. www.pookapureandsimple.com
ditto!

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