5 Beauty People Share Their Holy-Grail Ingredient for Unbelievably Shiny Hair

Have you ever noticed how some people's hair always seems to catch the light in just the right way? Whether they always happen to stumble into good lighting or happen to have an angelic glow to them, ultra-shiny hair is one of the features I tend to notice first about a person. Shiny hair whispers one's self-care practices rather than announces them. You assume that whoever it is sporting that glorious mane probably takes care of it, dedicating extra time to its upkeep. However, attaining effortlessly shiny hair doesn't have to be the stuff of myths or pure circumstance!

So I decided to ask my team which of their go-to products, from natural bonding oils to high-shine hair sprays, give their locks endless shine. Keep reading to learn about the holy-grail ingredients that have a permanent place on these beauty lovers' vanities.

Maya Thomas, Assistant Beauty Editor


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Katie Berohn, Beauty Editor


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Erin Jahns, Beauty Director


Kaitlyn McLintock, Associate Beauty Editor


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Shawna Hudson, Associate Beauty Editor


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Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for Parade.com as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, Itsmayalala.com. When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.