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What I Want Now: Super-Shiny Hair

OK, here it is: I am dying, dy-ing for super shiny hair. Maybe it’s because the weather’s turning cold and depressing and it’s only October, maybe it’s because I’m not feeling all that purdy these days, or perhaps it’s because I just came across this photo of Courteney Cox and can’t stop obsessing over her freaking super-glossy hair. (Um, not to mention Charlize Theron’s hair these days—yeah, perfection.) I don’t know. But what I do know is I want. I need. How do I get? Let’s see…First off, I’m going to need a good, healthy hair cut. Nothing sabotages shine more than split ends. Following that, I’m going to update my highlights and get rid of my roots—as Charlize also proves, when your hair has subtle color variation, the different hues really pick up the light. Now, it’s off to the drugstore for some John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze—I have heard such good things about it, you throw it on a few times a week after your shampoo and conditioner for about three minutes. I think I’m also going to re-start taking my vitamins—I’m sort of an on-the-wagon, off-the-wagon taker of a multi-vitamin—but since vitamins help with hair growth, bring ‘em on! And my last move, though I’m still a little foggy on if it will actually work, is to mix half of my regular amount of shampoo with an equal amount of baking soda (the sodium bicarbonate removes dulling residue) and lather up in the shower. Sort of a homemade hair mask. What about you guys, you have any other tricks for super-shiny hair? Bring ‘em on!

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