- Use a boar bristle brush. Boar bristle helps distribute oil evenly throughout your hair, giving you more shine from root to tip, and causes less breakage than other brush materials.
- Blow-dry by aiming your hairdryer down your hair shaft and away from your head. Doing it this way seals your hair's cuticle, making it smoother and shinier.
- Right before you get out of the shower, do a final rinse with a tablespoon of vinegar mixed into a cup of cold water. The acidity of vinegar restores your hair's Ph balance, and the cold water helps seal your hair's cuticle.
- Put in some hair dye close to your current hair color. A box of temporary color like Clairol Loving Care ($6) helps plump up and smooth the hair shaft, making your hair thicker and shinier. It also washes out after just a few shampoos, so you don't have to worry about it seriously affecting your color. Going darker can also add shine to your hair, but you might want to consult with a stylist on that one.
- Use a glaze. Something like John Frieda Brilliant Brunette color glaze ($10) is a good alternative to heavy shine sprays and creams because you wash it out, so the shimmer you get is weightless.
At the New Moon cast tour event this weekend, Kristen Stewart showed off a newly sleek version of her short haircut. It was dazzling in its shininess without looking gelled or greasy. Glossy hair like that doesn't just happen on its own, so I though I'd hunt up some tips to help all of us get similarly healthy, reflective tresses. I put together five of the best, so to find out how to get Kristen's shine, just read more.