Want Shinier Strands? Meet Your New Favorite Serum

Want Shinier Strands? Meet Your New Favorite Serum
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As we reported yesterday, pin straight strands are in again. But here's the thing: There's a trick to making sure your sleek mane always looks as polished as possible. You have to kick up the shine a notch or two.

See, when you're blowing your hair out regularly and flat-ironing it on a daily basis, it's common for smoothed out strands to start looking a little lackluster from all that extreme heat-styling. Of course, you can start cleansing and conditioning with a shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner set (we like Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine). Or, you can take a shortcut and just set your look with a glossy styling serum every day.

Our current go-to? Phyto Phytolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum ($30 at Sephora.com).
Want Shinier Strands? Meet Your New Favorite SerumThis lightweight miracle fights frizz, tames flyaways, and adds a non-greasy, natural-looking touch of sheen to your locks. A little goes a long way; just the tiniest drop totally transforms the overall look of your tresses.