Hair Care

By Kathryn Holl

Strong, polished hair is the pinnacle of the hair hierarchy. But with so many products available, how do you know which are helping you achieve true radiance and which offer sub-standard shine?
We put several products from the new Flaunt Collection from Sebastian Professional to the test to determine if they can help you get your shine on. And if shine sprays aren’t in your budget this month, we also included a few gratis suggestions sure to keep locks luminous.

TRILLIANT: Thermal Protection and Shimmer Complex

This product is great for those who style with heat regularly as it moisturizes and provides thermal protection. It also fights frizz and adds light body. Best of all it contains glitter pigments created by natural quartz minerals for an added sparkle effect. Just shake to blend and activate this very cool complex. Perfect for a night out or special event.

HALO MIST: UV Filter Weightless Shine Spray

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Plagued with fine hair? This one’s for you. Not only does this contain a UV filter (yes you should be protecting your hair just like your skin) but it also leaves hair feeling light – not weighed down. This product will come in handy this holiday season when you’re more likely to create a special do. It adds an extra element of shine that will enhance a special holiday style.

LIQUID GLOSS: De-Frizz Polishing Drops

If you constantly fight frizz and humidity is your worst enemy, try Liquid Gloss in conjunction with your other stylers. Two to three drops on damp hair will instantly banish static and leave hair smooth, manageable and shiny.

Tips for a “free” shine:

• Invest in a brush with natural bristles. This is sure to instantly boost shine.
• Rinse hair with cold water – not hot – to close the cuticle. This creates a smooth, shiny surface.
• After blow-drying, blast hair with a shot of cold air.

Beginning January 2009, the Flaunt Collection, along with the complete range of new Sebastian Professional products will be available at 10,000 salons nationwide. To find a salon near you or for more information, please visit http://www.sebastianprofessional.com.

Originally published December 2008
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