Queer Eye‘s grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness has won over the world’s heart with his upbeat personality, his righteous preaching of self-love, and his impeccable silky locks. But Van Ness, being the literal angel that he is, decided to bless the world with his beauty secrets via an interview with The Cut.
So, how can you get shiny, flowing locks? Here’s how Jonathan does it:
1. Don’t overwash your hair
It’s no beauty secret that you aren’t supposed to wash your hair with shampoo every day — when you do, it strips your scalp of natural oils and leads to dry, brittle hair. You only really need to wash your hair 2-3 times a week, depending on your type of hair. According to Van Ness, washing it daily will dull your hair and make it lose its natural shine.
2. Use silk pillowcases
It may sound bizarre, but think about it: you sleep on your hair every night, and it’s bound to do some damage. Silk pillowcases can help keep your hair shiny and frizz-free (no, seriously!) and may even help prevent acne outbreaks. They may be something worth investing in!
Jonathan swears by this hair primer, which sells for $33 on Amazon (Mama loves a good affordable hair product). He told The Cut that he sprays it into his hair and lets it air dry — yeah, it’s that easy.
If you need a little extra shine, Jonathan recommends this spray-on shine. The formula helps eliminate flyaways and leaves you with a sleek, chic look.
5. Water-based pomade (for men)