From the red carpet to their Instagram selfies, celebrities’ hair is always in tip-top condition and glowing from root to tip.
So who better to reveal the tricks to shiny hair than a celebrity hairdresser?
Ben Cooke has more than 25 years’ experience and is often the first choice for celebs stepping onto the red carpet or getting ready for a photo shoot.
Known for creating wearable but glamorous – and often trend-setting – styles, here Ben shares his insider tricks to shiny hair. Don’t miss them!
1. Use the right shampoo
“Hard water contains minerals like copper, which can leave hair looking dull and lacklustre. This is why when you wash your hair on holiday it often feels bouncier and lighter, as water can be softer abroad. However, by simply switching to a shampoo that contains anti-oxidant blockers, this will help remove mineral build-up and leave locks looking shinier and healthier.”
We recommend: Pantene Pro-V Volume and Body Shampoo and Conditioner, RRP £3.99, contains histidine, a smart ingredient that helps prevent oxidative damage.
2. Nail your blow-dry technique
“It’s the little tricks that professionals use when blow-drying that smooth away all the fuzzy bits that styling products alone can’t tame.
“Arm yourself with a good-quality hairdryer that has a nozzle. Hold the dryer above your head and position the nozzle downwards and blow-dry in six sections, moving the nozzle from root to tip for an ultra-smooth surface.