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The Best Shampoos for Shine

by
author image Joshua Duvauchelle
Joshua Duvauchelle is a certified personal trainer and health journalist, relationships expert and gardening specialist. His articles and advice have appeared in dozens of magazines, including exercise workouts in Shape, relationship guides for Alive and lifestyle tips for Lifehacker. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and urban patio gardening.
The Best Shampoos for Shine
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Overview

Although silicone-based serums and other styling products can cosmetically improve your hair's gloss, this doesn't correct the underlying problem. For the best shine, improve your hair's health with shine-enhancing shampoos. Such shine boosters smooth down and fill in the cuticles that run along your hair shaft, reports haircare expert Paula Begoun. This helps to improve your hair's ability to naturally reflect light, instantly making your hair shinier.

Kerastase Reflections Bain Miroir Shampoo

The editors at "InStyle" magazine picked Kerastase's shine-revealing shampoo as one of the best shampoos on the market. Celebrity stylist Sean James, reviewing the shampoo for the magazine, says that it gives your strands a "mirror-like shine"; It also clarifies and removes styling product build-up that may dull your hair's appearance, and a built-in UV filter helps to protect your hair from the sun.

Aveeno Nourish+ Shine Shampoo

Aveeno's product was named the best shine-boosting shampoo in several magazine beauty awards. The shampoo's wheat extract helps to hydrate and nourish your hair while its proprietary shine-enhancing complex enhances the reflectivity of your hair strands. Additional herbal extracts, such as palm extract, further act to condition and strengthen your hair's natural appearance.

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Suave Professionals Vibrant Shine Shampoo

Great hair results aren't the sole territory of expensive salon brands. The beauty editors of "Real Simple" magazine tested dozens of shampooing products before deciding that Suave's hair wash was the best one for shine. The magazine loved its use of clarifying detergents, which help to remove styling product buildup that can coat your hair and dull its surface. Suave also includes silk amino acids to further improve your hair's shimmery look.

Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Shampoo

Pantene Pro-V's restorative shampoo is designed to help to repair your hair shafts and smooth down its cuticles. It was given the coveted RS Pick award by the editors of "Real Simple" magazine, who note that correcting your hair's damage is the best way to improve shine. Pantene Pro-V uses a proprietary vitamin complex to help to nourish your locks, which can also help limit the risk of future hair damage.

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