10 Tricks for Shiny Hair

Written by: Brianna Peters


Updated on: June 12, 2023

woman rubbing her hair

As we burst into summer—with its weekend lake swims and sun-soaked ocean days and as many pools as possible—we like to have a strategy in place for our hair. The key: The right shampoo and conditioner help keep hair healthy-looking and protected from the chlorine, salt, and sun—and, of course, heat styling. From there, work more support into your hair routine with nourishing leave-in treatments, serums, masks, mists, and luscious creams to optimize hair health in every way.

At home or at the salon, any repair beyond a cut involves moisture—and, ideally, a little gentle heat. If you’re relaxing in the tub, take that steamy 20 minutes as the perfect opportunity for a softening, shine-boosting hair mask. Likewise, if you’re about to do yoga or Tracy Anderson or simply sweat in an infrared sauna, take advantage of the heat you’ll generate (it helps oils and nutrients really sink into your hair) and run a serum or mask through your hair before you start. You can also achieve a similar effect with a hair-dryer, using heat to supercharge the treatment. Below, our top 10 essentials, plus tips for smoother, shinier, silkier, healthier-looking hair.

Miracle Shine Shampoo

For noticeably glossier, silkier, bouncier hair, this shampoo—dreamily scented with frankincense and sandalwood—delivers shine-boosting amino acids, conditioning hydrolyzed pea protein, and scalp-boosting extracts as it gently cleanses and strengthens. Pure hair magic.

  1. goop Beauty Amino Acid Shinebath Shampoo

    goop Beauty

    Amino Acid Shinebath Shampoo

    goop, $36/$32 with subscription


Hair-Reviving Conditioner

Whether your hair is dry and dull from beach gallivanting or you’re simply in the market for more shine and softer texture, this moisture-bomb conditioner combines gloss-inducing coconut and castor oils with fortifying amino acids for radiant, smooth, elastic results.

  1. goop Beauty Amino Acid Shinebath Conditioner

    goop Beauty

    Amino Acid Shinebath Conditioner

    goop, $36/$32 with subscription


Antifrizz Towel

For more shine and less frizz and breakage overall, plus a sped-up drying routine, this light, easy towel will change the way you dry your hair. It’s super absorbent, soft to the touch, and ultragentle on hair—which means not only a quicker dry but also more-manageable hair when you take it off. When you’re out of the shower, wrap it at your hairline, tuck the ends in, and let it soak up the extra moisture for shinier, softer, frizz-free results.

  1. Aquis Flip Hair Drying Tool


    Flip Hair Drying Tool

    goop, $50


Sleekifying Brush

Quite possibly the most beautiful brush on earth—it’s from one of the oldest brush makers in France—and made with a mix of boar and nylon bristles, this smooths, detangles, and gently massages the scalp as it eases through your hair (no matter your texture).

  1. La Bonne Brosse N.03 The Essential Soft Hair Brush in Lilac Pink

    La Bonne Brosse

    N.03 The Essential Soft Hair Brush

    goop, $148


Cutting-Edge Hair-Dryer

This high-tech dryer uses infrared light to dry the surface of the hair shaft, helping protect the inner cuticle from moisture loss. It’s lighter than light, and it’s the ultimate for supercharging your results.

  1. Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer


    Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer

    goop, $349


Silkifying Serum

To fight frizz, detangle, and boost shine, use this preshampoo glow-and-texture treatment. It’s made with plumeria monoi oil for radiance, cuticle-sealing vitamin C, and omega-rich sea buckthorn oil, and the results—shinier, softer, healthier-looking hair with truly amazing texture—are really impressive.

  1. goop Beauty Restore + Shine Hair Serum

    goop Beauty

    Restore + Shine Hair Serum

    goop, $55/$44 with subscription


Nourishing Mask

Once a week, massage in this deeply moisturizing hair mask. It’s made with powerful ingredients that are popular in skin-care formulas (and turn out to be just as good for your hair) like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, squalane, algae, and provitamin B5. The result: bouncy, silky-glossy hair that looks and feels amazing.

  1. Dr. Barbara Sturm Repair Hair Mask

    Dr. Barbara Sturm

    Repair Hair Mask

    goop, $65


Stealth Color Treatment and Styler

Part hair oil, part shine-boosting mist, this treatment delivers seriously glossy, hair-brightening magic in one spritz. It’s chock-full of nourishing hair ingredients like rahua, morete, and sacha inchi oils (sustainably sourced from the Amazon), plus blue tansy to smooth, brighten, and protect. Brush through for a just-left-the-salon effect.

  1. Rahua Color Full Glossing Oil Mist


    Color Full Glossing Oil Mist

    goop, $58


Moisturizing Leave-In

The ultimate secret weapon for smoother, frizz-free hair, this is made with argan, castor seed, baobab, and sunflower seed oils and squalane, plus the brand’s signature TFC8—a groundbreaking ingredient that’s great for both hair and scalp. It moisturizes, tames flyaways, and adds shine, leaving hair soft and more manageable.

  1. Augustinus Bader The Leave-In Hair Treatment

    Augustinus Bader

    The Leave-In Hair Treatment

    goop, $83


Next-to-Nothing Dry Shampoo

You’ll never use an aerosol dry shampoo again after trying this best-ever super fine volumizing powder. It’s made with tapioca starch to absorb excess oil and Japanese persimmon powder to revitalize hair, and it smells subtly of bergamot, yuzu, and lemongrass. It comes with a fluffy mini brush—use the powder all over or just a dab where you need it. Our tip: Apply it at night before you go to bed and wake up with refreshed, gorgeously textured hair.

  1. Crown Affair The Dry Shampoo

    Crown Affair

    The Dry Shampoo

    goop, $36


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