3 Tips for Healthier, Shinier Hair

How to Keep Winter Locks Healthy and Beautiful

Article by Kimber Patterson

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Boise Lifestyle

Whether you’re attending a holiday party, family event, reentering the workplace, or just want to look your best, shiny tresses look good with every outfit and on every occasion. However, if your locks are looking a bit dull, don’t stress – it’s typical to need a refresh in winter, and it’s something you can resolve on your own.

“Every head of hair needs a bit of TLC in winter,” says Jonathan Colombini, celebrity hairstylist. “The good news is that you don’t need to wait for your next salon appointment. This can also be achieved at home (SPM Wire).”

Enjoying a spa day at home falls directly under the category of “self-care,” so indulge yourself with Colombini’s top secrets for keeping your hair glossy and gorgeous on a daily basis.  Don’t wait for a special occasion or for your next salon visit. With the right strategies, shiny hair can be an everyday indulgence. 


+Spinach, salmon & walnuts are great sources of fatty acids

+Egg yolk & mushrooms are rich in biotin

+Le Color Gloss by L’Oreal is a popular at-home treatment

+Amika's Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask is a mask/gloss combo

+A cold water rinse seals your hair cuticles, making it lay smoothly

+Smoother hair cuticles better reflects light, giving the appearance of shine

Eat for Hair Health

A hair-healthy diet can promote hair growth and shine. Be sure your diet includes vitamins and nutrients like iron, biotin, protein and vitamins A and C. Eat a wide range of whole fruits and vegetables and good-for-you sources of protein and iron, such as lentils, nuts and fish.

Use an At-Home Treatment

A toning gloss is suitable for all hair types and textures, including color-treated and natural hair.  Glossing enhances color and tone, boosts shine and deeply conditions in one step.  Distribute gloss through clean, damp hair all the way through the ends, leave on for 5-15 minutes, and rinse thoroughly with water.

Rinse Cold

While warm water works best for washing hair, you should always rinse with cold water. This is because cold water helps to seal the cuticles that were just opened to reflect light better and give your hair a healthy-looking shine.

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