Get Shinier Hair

Your hair is your best asset. It's what most people notice when they first see you. If your hair is dry, brittle, and unhealthy, I guarantee your overall look will suffer. Fix this problem by changing up your routine.

Put in a little more effort into your hair, and try to focus on making your hair healthier and shinier by following these simple steps.

Use Hair Serums, Leave-In Conditioners And Shine Sprays

I mean, obviously. The quickest and easiest way to get shinier hair is to apply products to help you cheat and achieve you goal quicker. There's no shame in this. Actually, applying certain products to your hair can actually make it healthier.

Wash With Cool Water

I'm guilty of not doing this, but it seems as if washing your hair with hot water can dry out your hair and leave it dull. By all means, continue with your hot shower, but after shampooing and conditions, rinse your hair out with cool water.

Pay Attention To Blow-Drying

Direct the nozzle of your blow dryer down your hair shafts as you hold each section of hair with a round brush. Finish you style by using the cool button on your hair dryer, which will produce a reflective effect similar to the one you can obtain by using cool-water.

Use A Silicone Flatiron

Most of us probably own a flatiron with ceramic plates. The newest trend is flatirons with silicone built into the plates. The heated silicone glides over your hair and straightens it in one pass, cutting your straightening time in half. This means less damage and shinier hair.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

I'm a firm believer in using sulfate free shampoos and avoiding hair products that contain alcohol. The effects are so visible, chemical free hair care products are the key to healthy and shiny hair.

Eat Right

Anything coming out of your body starts from the inside, am I right? The best way to achieve healthy and shiny hair is to pay attention to what you're eating. Up your intake of vitamins A and E, and be sure to eat plenty of protein. Eggs and nuts are particularly effective for achieving healthy hair.

Ally | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Subscribe to Elite Daily's official newsletter, The Edge, for more stories you don't want to miss.