How To Get The Best Shine In Your Hair

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Glowing, radiant skin and glossy, healthy hair are your two best accessories for summer.

Whether you are keeping it low key this year or whether you have a busy summer with travel and beaches in your immediate future,you need to know about these essential summer hair care products.

The key to healthy, bouncy, shiny hair is keeping it hydrated.

No matter what auxiliary products you use on top, if the hair itself is dried out, undernourished, lifeless then no amount of shine product placed on top will give it that bounce.

My hair tends to be quite dry so I am well versed in using really good conditioning treatments and masks. I first heard about this one on a huge shoot last summer in the Hamptons. It turns out that this hair mask is somewhat of a cult secret and has an incredibly loyal following. I wasn’t familiar with the Colleen Rothschild line at that time but I am A) a product junkie and B) obsessed with hair products that smell amazing. So this was meant to be.

Back in late February I wanted a new hair mask/deep conditioning treatment. I read the endless 5 star reviews for the Colleen Rothschild Quench and Shine Restorative Mask from customers from all over and decided to give it a try.

Then this happened…

Skincare and hair care products from Colleen Rothschild see my discount code at the bottom of this post

I wanted to give it at least 90 days before writing about these so that I had ample time to see how they performed over the longer term. I am going to talk about the skincare products I ordered in a separate post. (They are fabulous!)Today I want to focus on the hair products because really this is where it all began.

I tried 2 hair products, the gorgeous smelling Quench and Shine Restorative Mask and the Smooth and Shine Hair Serum.

Quench and Shine Restorative Hair Mask

The Quench and Shine Restorative Mask can be used every time you shampoo or you can use it as needed. It reduces frizz, nourishes and hydrates and is like giving your hair a long, cool drink of water on a hot day. I’ve been using it every week as a deep treatment.

Colleen Rothschild Quench and Shine Restorative Mask

Apart from the bounciness of my hair, it is softer, more manageable and definitely less frizzy. I find many of deep treatment hair masks are heavy on the hair and actually make my hair look dull after a couple of days. This one is weightless and your hair maintains its glossiness. It is great for all hair types too.

A quick pro tip for protecting your hair at the beach or in the pool: wet your hair with bottled or tap water (not ocean or pool water) and comb through Quench and Shine Restorative Mask. It will fill the cuticles, protect your color, and stop your hair from getting dried out. This is a summer lifesaver for your hair.

Colleen Rothschild Smooth and Shine Serum

I have naturally very curly hair, but not pretty curly hair. Left to its own devices my hair looks like a really bad home perm gone wrong. It holds a blowout like no other, but I always need to add product to it. I have been really happy with the Smooth and Shine Serum. It is quite concentrated, so I don’t need much. It definitely keeps the frizz and the fly-aways under control and it gives such a lovely, glossy shine. I apply it to damp hair before blow drying but you can also use it on dry hair.

Colleen Rothschild Smooth and Shine Serum

If you have frizzy or unruly hair or if you just like using smooth and shine products on your hair then you already know there is a fine line between getting your hair manageable and having it weighed down. I have found over the past 3 months of using this one that it not only smells gorgeous but also is lightweight and doesn’t make my hair feel heavy or sticky.

RELATED POST: Colleen Rothschild Award Winning Skincare

The Quench and Shine Hair Travel Set

I was planning on getting this travel kit to take with me to Italy in May, but of course that trip got cancelled. If my September Glam Italia Tours are able to go I will for sure order one for the trip. It has mini sizes of the Smooth and Shine Serum, the Quench and Shine Restorative Mask and the Shampoo as well as a wide toothed comb. It is also a good option if you just want to try the products out before committing to the full sizes.

Colleen Rothschild products are available online with free shipping in the US for any order over $49

As of May 2021 I now have my own discount code for Colleen Rothschild Beauty! Use the code CORINNA20 at check out and get 20% discount on all Colleen Rothschild products that are not already discounted.

Photography: all images courtesy of Keith Pitts

Colleen Rothschild Beauty

20 Beauty Themed Stocking Stuffers

Its always fun to find beauty items in your Christmas stocking.

Here are 20 perfect pieces to give (or to receive!)

with online shopping links where possible.


1. Skin

Stocking Stuffers For Your Skin

Starting at the top left Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming eye Gels order online here
Neal’s Yard White Tea Facial Mist order online here
La Mer Travel Size order online here
Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture mask. Order online here

2. Face

Stocking Stuffers For Your Face

Travel sized Makeup Forever Sens’Eyes eyemakeup remover. Gets even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. Order online here
Diorshow Blackout Mascara still my absolute favorite. Order online here
Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curler. Order online here

3. Lips

Stocking Stuffers For Your Lips

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish order online here
Julie Hewett Camellia Lip Balm order online here
Makeup Forever Longwear Lipsticks
MAC Cherry Lipliner. Order online here

4. Brows

Stocking Stuffers For Your Brows

Tweezerman Tweezers. Order online here
Anastasia Dipbrow. Order online here
MAC Eyebrow Pencils. Order online here

5. Bath

Stocking Stuffers for Your Bath

Jo Malone Bath Oil. Order online here
Bath Bombs. Order online here
Bath And Bodyworks Paris Bubble Bath, Travel Size.
Fresh Slices Of Luxury Soap

6. Hands and Nails

Stocking Stuffers For Your Hands And Nails

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream, Order online here
Gwen Stefani for OPI Just BeClaus, Order online here

Neal’s Yard Organic Argan Oil

Intensely nourish and sooth skin, hands and hair with 

Neal’s Yard Organic Argan Oil.


I love Neal’s Yard Organic Argan Oil.


It is sourced from South West Morocco, the only area in the world where the argan tree grows.
in 2007 a small co-op of women started up and use traditional skills to collect the world’s first Fairtrade Argan oil. The income from this co-op helps improve the socio-economic conditions of the region and provides valuable income for the community. And I love to support that!

The Neal’s Yard Organic Argan Oil can be used on cuticles, can be warmed in the hands and masaged into the face, or can be used to de-frizz, replenish and revitalize hair. It gives glorious shine and bounce and makes hair both look and smell divine.

Packaged in 1.69 fluid ounce bottles makes it perfect for travel too!