While I sit at home, I sometimes go into Carrie Bradshaw mode as I wonder to myself -- exactly when did the shine go out of my hair and what could I have done to prevent it from leaving? I've tried everything from champi to over moisturising my hair with conditioner (who knew this could be a real thing?!) and I've finally found a solution (or seven.) Deep diving into hairstylists' blogs online and my own experiences, I found 8 haircare brands that make everything from shampoos & conditioners to serums that'll put the shine back into your lifeless hair (sorry for the attack!)
Stay Glossy: These Brands Make Shiny Hair Achievable At Home
Ask anyone at LBB and they'll personally be able to recommend Arganicare's haircare to you. Whether you're on the hunt for a new shampoo or conditioner, their range comes infused with natural argan oil that gives you hydrated and shiny hair without making it overly greasy.
Price: Starting at INR 1,200
Three Sisters Organics
We've all been hearing this since we were little kids, whether it was your Mom telling you or your Dadi -- the secret to keeping your hair healthy and glossy is regularly oiling it. Three Sisters Organics' cold pressed oils are also natural and organic and go well beyond the regular coconut oil; you'll also find avocado oil, moringa oil and one with onion seed in it.
Price: Starting at INR 410
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Simrasa's a luxury haircare brand that I love and keep going back to. Their hair products are especially aimed at making hair shiny and glossy whilst also being pretty fuss-free. The hair gloss is a personal favourite, it's like lip gloss but for your hair. If your hair has been especially frazzled because of heat damage, invest in their products to put some life back into your hair.
Price: Starting at INR 899
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Every time you think self care, you probably imagine yourself in a robe with a face mask on but who's gonna remind you to put on a hair mask? That's right, I will. Flawsome makes awesome hair masks that are hydrating, moisturising and strengthening. They're all packed with coconut, argan and jojoba oil that gives a shiny look and makes your hair feel super soft and smell great.
Price: INR 799
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The Switch Fix
Vegan? Check. Cruelty-free? Check. Eco-conscious? Check. The Switch Fix is a clean beauty label that makes awesome shampoo bars, conditioners and hair oils using ingredients like avocado oil, acai berry and chamomile tea. They have different options for different hair types but the result is the same, shiny and moisturised hair.
Price: Starting at INR 539
Under Tree Barber
Sustainably made, chemical free and cruelty free, Under Tree Barber's another favourite for shiny hair. Their hair oils are nourishing and feel luxe, I love their simple colour palettes and sturdy glass bottles. For your weekly champi, I love the aloe vera oil but also recommend checking out the onion oil, argan oil and sweet almond oil.
Price: Starting at INR 419
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Cruelty free and made using the best natural ingredients, Omala's haircare is another way to achieve shiny hair without heading to the parlour for a keratin treatment. They have 2 lines for hair products, a coconut oil based one and another that's made with onion oil. They've got the entire 3 step thing down, hair oil-shampoo-hair mask so just take your pick between coconut or onion - both are super nourishing and work wonders to add shine.
Price: Starting at INR 249