shiny hair

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
February 20, 2008 8:44pm CST
I have heard that rinsing your hair with cool water at the end of your shower will make it shinier. Is this true or is it just torture? Have you tried it? Is it noticeably shinier?
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I haven't ever heard of that before. i think it has alot to do with the shampoo and conditioner you use. I have black hair and it is always shiny right after washing it. I use a cheap brand of shampoo so I'm not sure.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
I don't know if cold water really helps or not. It is SUPPOSED to helpt o lay the cuticle of your hair flat so that each hair will be smoother. What I find works well is a little bit of silicone-based shine serum (which is available from many brands) in you hair while it is wet, and if it's still not shiny enough for you just take the tinyiest bit and rub it over the palms of you hands and then apply it very lightly to dry hair.
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@cigotri (35)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I have very shiny hair and i always rinse with hot water(i know that's bad for hair but mine is fine) and i buy shampoos or conditioners that says for shiny or clean hair.
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• United States
22 Feb 08
I have tried it and in my opinion i didn't see and difference. But I also didn't stick with it for very long, it was too cold.
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@KissThis (3004)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I have never heard of using cold water to make your hair shiny. When I was a child my father taught us to use rain water that we caught in large container or melt some fresh snow. This is something I still do for the most part because it makes your hair softer. one time when I got my hair cut the lady told me to switch which brand of shampoo and conditioner every couple of weeks. Hair gets a build up from using just one brand all the time. Hope this helps.
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I have heard that before, but it's not worth having shiny hair to freeze my bum off. So I haven't tried it. Maybe in the summer I'll try.
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@Galena (9120)
21 Feb 08
the hair shaft has a surface made up of what look a bit like lots of little tiles or scales. cool water causes these scales to lie flat, giving a more reflective surface, and shinier hair.
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@manya_pearl (1903)
• Singapore
21 Feb 08
I don't think so. I think you hair become shinier depends on your shampoo or conditioner, or the way you treat your hair.
@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I thought that the cooler water was suppose to make your hair less frizzy LOL I use to do this all the time and it did help the frizz, can't say it made my hair shinier.
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