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Save the mayonnaise for your sandwich: there are other ways to get shiny hair that don’t involve borrowing from the fridge, cracking an egg on your head, or completely changing your diet. From sprays to oils to blow-dry boosters, these beauty products below are formulated to help you get smooth, shiny hair ASAP.
Oribe Shine Light-Reflecting Spray ($39, oribe.com)
No DIY recipe required. This spray is made with ingredients like argan oil to boost shine and give your hair a glossy look. All you need to do is spray it on your completed look, whether it’s loose curls or a high bun.
Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil ($25, ulta.com)
When a hair care product gets Katie Holmes‘ stamp of approval, you know it has to be good. This oil is not only wonderful for adding sheen to hair, but it also helps add moisture to dry, damaged ends and controls fly-aways. We’ve applied it to damp hair as an air-drying booster and used it as a blow-drying treatment. Both occasions yielded shiny, smooth hair.
Arrojo Shine Spray ($22, arrojoproduct.com)
This product lives up to its name, but there’s just once hitch. You need to apply it very conservatively—too much and your hair will end up looking oily. Apply the product in the palms of your hands before working it into finished styles for mirror-like shine.
Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist ($20, target.com)
This versatile product can be used on dry and damp hair to add a subtle sheen, but it can also be used to tame winter static. Herbal Essences celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan says you can spray this stuff into a dryer sheet and then rub the sheet over your hair to control fly-aways—and you can use it on your skin for a little glow. Who doesn’t love a multitasker?
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