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Wouldn’t it be great to go out with shiny hair that makes you the centre of attention, like in most television commercials? But as soon as winter starts, shiny hair seems like a distant dream. Cold weather damages your hair’s natural smoothness and can make it look dull and lifeless. Don't you worry though! Here’s your 5-step quick guide to shiny hair that will glow with health even in the cold weather.

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    Step 1: Choose The Right Shampoo

    Super shiny hair can only be accomplished if your hair is well-moisturised. Use a shine enhancing shampoo that is full of plenty of moisturisers and your hair will be glowing. Heat-activated shampoos and styling products will also add shine while blow-drying. A product that certainly adds shine to your hair, Sunsilk’s Black Shine Shampoo, has been specially co-developed by our world-leading hair expert Jamal Hammadi. This hair shampoo, made with Amla Pearl Complex, rids your hair of dirt and residue to reveal its natural shine and give you the healthy-looking hair that you’ve always dreamt of.

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    Step 2: Keep It Healthy

    Simply brushing or combing your hair can make it look healthier and shinier, but for added shine, hairstylists always recommend rinsing off your hair with cold water after the wash.

    A healthy diet also plays an important part in achieving shiny hair. Eating healthy foods is not only good for your well-being, but also has positive effects on your hair. Maintaining a diet rich in oils (particularly Vitamin E) is essential for shiny hair. Foods such as spinach, nuts, broccoli and fruits such as kiwi and papaya are great sources of Vitamin E.

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    Step 3: Select the right products

    Protein-based products are perfect for adding shine to your hair and giving it a healthier look. Apply a shine-enhancing hair mask once a week to condition and add glow to dull ends.

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    Step 4: Style To Shine

    Smooth, sleek and straight hair is the best look for making your look it's shiniest. This hairstyle is a massive hit on the catwalks this season! Blow-drying with the nozzle pointed downwards towards the hair shaft and finishing off with cool air is the way to go. Add a mist of shine spray for hold and great gloss. Using a round brush while blow-drying will add smoothness to hair follicles and improve your hair's light reflection.

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    Step 5: Home remedies to the rescue

    For our last tip for adding shine, you’ll need to raid your kitchen cabinets. Vinegar, strawberries and mayonnaise work well to add a natural shine. These products close the cuticles and make your hair glossy in an instant.