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Spring haircare: 5 ways to add shine to your hair

/ 04.02.2015
Shiny hair will put a real spring in your step!
Shiny hair will put a real spring in your step!

Spring is here, the birds are singing in the trees and all is well... except the lingering winter dullness a lot of us are experiencing with our hair. If you know exactly what we're talking about, fear not because there are a few things you can do to combat lackluster locks and boost shine.

1. Take a (partially) cold shower

Unpleasant though it sounds, rinsing your hair with cold water before stepping out of the shower can make your strands shinier. This approach is definitely worth trying because it's quick, relatively painless and won't cost a thing.

2. Deep condition

Healthy, hydrated hair is more prone to envy-inducing glossiness, so try incorporating a deep conditioning mask into your weekly haircare routine. It will help to replenish lost moisture and nutrients that get zapped by heat tools, dry air, hot air, chlorine and sea water, to name a few.

3. Oil up

A great way to add shine to damp or dry hair is to smooth some hair oil through the mid-lengths and ends. This will nourish your locks and seal in more moisture to promote smooth, glossy strands.

4. Cut back on heat styling

Heat damage is one of the biggest causes of dry, dull hair, so try to cut back whenever possible. There are a lot of heat-free hairstyles to try, and you could even learn how to make your hair style itself while you sleep! Now that's our kind of multi-tasking.

5. Protect your hair

Whenever you do need to use heat to style your hair, make sure you always apply a thermal protectant beforehand. Try Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream for the perfect blowout, Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray for a poker straight mane and Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Tousle Waves Spray for effortlessly textured locks.

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