Finding good products to make fine hair shiny without the greasiness is hard. Believe me, I know! But since I love glossy hair, I’ve been on the hunt for the best shine products atet won’t weigh down fine hair.
How to Use Hair Products to Make Hair Shiny, But Not Greasy
1. Maximize your haircare
Getting shiny hair starts before your apply any styling products with your haircare routine. Getting enough moisture with either your conditioner or a hair mask will ensure your hair stays frizz-free. Adding a hair gloss in the shower provides completely weightless shine and is a no-brainer if you want shine without the grease.
2. Start small with styling products
Adding too many styling products (and too many of the wrong styling products) is a sure way to hair that gets oily fast. Use only a few styling products and in small amounts to start. Some products like hair oils or glossing serums can go a long way even when applying a tiny amount.
3. Stay away from your roots
Oil develops first at your roots so it’s best to keep that area free of shine products which will only add moisture to that area. Keep heavier products like oils towards the ends and mid-lengths of your hair where that shine can make a positive impact.
6 Best Shine Products for Fine Hair
Best Hair Gloss: Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask
I love a good hair gloss, and if I’m being honest this has to be one of the most underrated types of hair products out there. Hair glosses give hair incredible shine (and sometimes a tint of color) without adding any weight to the hair since they are applied in the shower like a hair mask.
I could go on about my favorite hair glosses (although I’ve already done that) but an easy one for me to recommend to anyone is the Amika Flash Instant Hair Mask. This gloss mask takes only a minute of sitting in your hair to coat your strands and leave them looking glossy.
Best Heat Protectant: It's a 10 Leave-In Lite
This leave-in conditioner detangles, adds shine, moisturizes hair, protects from heat, prevents frizz, and more that I can't even remember. The original version is really popular but this one is their "Lite" version which is great for those with fine hair who don't want their hair weighed down with heavy products.
Best Leave-In Conditioner: Ceremonia Guava Rescue Heat Protectant Spray
Leave-in conditioners give hair moisture that helps to detangle as well as give hair moisture which keeps frizz away. While leave-in conditioners are generally water-based, some can be heavy and overly moisturizing on fine hair. This leave-in conditioner and heat protectant from Ceremonia gives hair lightweight hydration and smoothing shine.
Best Glass Hair Spray: ColorWow Dreamcoat Supernatural Spray
ColorWow Dreamcoat is great for giving those with fine and medium hair glass-like shine when used with hot tools. If you are looking for a sleek glass-hair blowout, there’s nothing better (but you can also take a look at these dupes!) Despite the high-shine finish it gives hair, it’s an incredibly lightweight formula that doesn’t make hair greasy.
Best Hair Primer: Eva NYC 10-in-1 Magic Mane Hair Primer
When it comes to the drugstore, this hair primer from Eva NYC is an incredible find. Formulated for those with fine hair, it has a lightweight spray nozzle that releases a small amount of product to keep you from overdosing your hair with product.
Best Hair Oil: Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil
Olaplex is primarily known for the bond building technology to help build broken bonds in damaged hair, but this hair oil is a wonder for fine hair whether your hair is damaged or not. It’s incredibly lightweight but still gives hair gorgeous shine.
Shine Products for Fine Hair Conclusion
Gorgeous, shiny, glossy fine hair that doesn’t look greasy is totally achievable with the right products and a light application. These products are some of my favorite for a high-shine finish.