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How to achieve healthy, shiny hair, according to a celebrity hairstylist

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Experts predict we’ll be requesting in-salon treatments that leave hair looking healthy. Enter: ‘high definition hair’. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s biggest trend.

Alongside a new haircut or colour, a year without consistent hair appointment may have left you feeling like your hair is dry, damaged and in dire need of some TLC.

In fact, conversations around ’#HealthyHair’ have increased by 30% on social media, according to L’Oréal Professionnel. As a result, it predicts that ‘high definition hair’ is set to be one of this year’s biggest in-salon requests.

Much like the glass skin trend, high definition hair is all about healthy-looking and glossy hair that gives a glass-like reflective shine. According to L’Oréal, 54% of people said their ideal haircare range would deliver a ‘healthy look’, while 24% of people said ‘shine’ was one of the key factors that wanted to achieve with their hair.

“Healthy hair is something that I always strive to get when I’m looking at a client and I’m looking at that canvas – it’s all about the hair appearing in its best possible condition that it can, naturally,” explains Adam Reed, UK editorial ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel. “But obviously, [hairstylists] can help to enhance that and that’s exactly what high definition hair does.”

“It’s all about ultra-shine and colour that really pops. We have a larger focus on healthy hair and, during lockdown, a lot of my clients really looked after their hair and they’re going to want that to continue.”

Reed recommends in-salon glosses as the perfect service for a cosmetic finish to your hair: “Like a lip gloss on the lips, it’s exactly the same for hair.” Glosses work perfectly with any hair treatment, as they work to enhance your hair’s tones in a way that looks natural and fresh. 

Alongside glosses, there are lots of products on the high street that focus on hair health and work to give your hair a healthy boost to keep you going between appointments. Here, we round up the best ones.

Best products for healthy-looking, shiny hair

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