8 NATURAL INGREDIENTS TO GUARANTEE HAIR SHINE
Shine imparting products bounce light onto your hair, releasing improved brilliance and a healthier appearance. Beyond aesthetics, we take a look at some shine ingredients that are top of our list and the must-haves for brighter, glossier hair.
No matter your style and hair condition, we could all use a glimmer of shine in our hair and its surprise to some that the ‘heavy hitters’ (natural wonder ingredients) in the moisture realm are also essential to creating a lightweight and multi-purpose shine spray. Shine Spray can be used as a replacement to an oil hair treatment to control frizz, flyaways, give dimension to highlights, and make your colour appear richer, brighter and ultimately healthier.
Preventing breakage, Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, phytosterols, amino acids, lecithin, vitamins A, D and E. Due to its molecular structure; it can penetrate into hair to condition, repair and strengthen the hair shaft and scalp to minimize breakage.
Each light mist of ANTI Shine Spray gives instant shine and maximum moisture via its unique delivery system and diffuser nozzle, without ever being heavy, sticky, oily or too weighed down – it can also help to adequately repair the strands and scalp to prevent an overproduction of oil and oily hair. An effective shine spray should be super lightweight and allow for an even distribution of all the amino acids and vitamins packed into a multi-use shine formula.
Coconut fruit extract offers intense moisturizing and conditioning properties, preventing hair from becoming brittle while reducing scalp irritations. As a humectant, it has a great moisturizing effect and helps prevents water loss – hence being widely known for its hydrating properties in all hair types.
INCREASE HAIR STRENGTH
Baobab seed extract is a nutrient rich essential oil and multi-functional protein that repairs hair damage, increases hair strength, protects hair from solar UV and heat damage by nourishing hair strands from root to tip. Baobab is also known to be used as hair mask – Penetrates the scalp; acts as a barrier against pollution, and is the leader of the pack for making hair glossier than ever before. Promoting the healthiest scalp, even if sensitive or dandruff prone – Baobab is one ingredient that will ensure hair shines from within.
IMPROVE OVERALL HAIR HEALTH
It’s no surprise that overall hair beauty stems from optimum hair health, a balanced scalp and healthy follicles. Healthy hair is naturally very strong, shows elasticity, and supreme shine, not to mention is easier to style into different shapes and designs that last longer. Often people believe the motivation behind using shine spray stops with just shine – but the benefits are far greater when treating the hair regularly with a cocktail of natural and nourishing ingredients.
Another holy grail healing ingredient in the pursuit of the ultimate shine is Sunflower seed extract. Sunflower seed extract is even known to help prevent hair loss but mostly it is said to be naturally rich in polyphenols, and potent reparative antioxidants, that protect hair against solar UV radiation and degradation. This protective extract helps maintain your color for longer, adds Shine and also promotes longer lasting hair colour.
INCREASE HAIR PROTEIN
The Moringa leaf tree is native to India but also grows in Asia Africa and South America and contains a variety of proteins and minerals. Moringa Leaf extract is extremely rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron and B vitamins. This protein repairs damage and fortifies hair improving hair strength and longevity from the inside out. It is also a potent antioxidant that keeps environmental pollutants from damaging hair, offers anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal benefits. Moringa leaf also provides the perfect environment for keratin to form – ensuring stronger, healthier and thicker hair growth long term. The future of hair strength starts with an ongoing protein source.
MAINTAIN OPTIMAL SCALP HEALTH
Glycerin is the perfect moisturizer and conditioner, also helping to prevent the problem of itchy scalp. Most importantly it helps deal with split ends – one of the biggest concerns with hair. Glycerin is a highly effective humectant that attracts moisture to the hair, helping soften the hair by forming a barrier against further moisture loss.
The most healthy hair starts with the scalp and panthenol is a proven scalp health aid due to its skin moisturizing abilities and promotion of normal keratinization. Panthenol, a derivative of vitamin B5 moisturizes, thickens, and add body and bounce to hair, increasing its resistance to damage and brittleness.
BOOST THE SKIN AND SCALPS NATURAL DEFENSE
Betaine naturally occurs in skin and hair. It is an osmoprotectant that manages moisture balance protecting them from environmental stresses. An anti-irritant it ensures the scalp is balanced and thus the hair shine can thrive in the best conditions possible.
The formulators in the ANTI research team approached elements of strand smoothness and creating the best environment for a healthy scalp.. Not only this but the delivery of the product was paramount, which also factors into light reflection, and colour contrast, which can affect how shiny, healthy and frizz-free the hair appears.
MOISTURE RICH HAIR HOLDS SHINE FOR LONGER
Sodium Hyaluronate increases the growth of new hair by increasing blood circulation, thereby adding volume to the hair.
It also penetrates into the shaft boosting hair elasticity and condition, holding moisture and improving the texture of hair strands. It is highly effective on any scalp type – dry, oily or combination and is often the unsung hero in haircare.
“ANTI Shine Spray gives a high-end shine when applied to the surface. I love the delicate spritz from the actuator – it allows me to control the level of shine on the hair when refining a look,” said ANTI Creative Director Nick Irwin.
“Also use it in abundance to saturate a modern wet look feel, whether street or couture – ANTI Shine Spray is super versatile. It can be used before ironing the hair to each section or to completely smooth the cuticle,” Nick said.
If shine and hair health and smoothness are important to your style, simply spray on damp or dry hair, comb through and style as desired. You’ll soon see the benefits that a cocktail of essential oils and natural ingredients have on not just the appearance of your hair, but its overall health.