Time to shine

Blow-dry­ing, colour treat­ments and diet got your hair look­ing dull? Well, let there be light! Shiny locks are at­tain­able no mat­ter your tex­ture

Women's Health Australia - - NEWS - By Deanna Pai

Colour­ing and blow-dry­ing puts your hair through the wringer, but here’s help

FFor the past few years, ef­fort­less hair has ruled, from run­ways to the real world. Shiny, pol­ished strands just seemed too per­fect and fussy... But the self-care craze is chang­ing all that. “Healthy hair is a re­flec­tion of what you put in your body and on your hair,” says Dr Francesca Fusco, a der­ma­tol­o­gist at Wexler Der­ma­tol­ogy. Healthy hair is lit­er­ally all about re­flec­tion:

“The cu­ti­cle looks like shin­gles over­lap­ping on a mi­cro­scopic level,” ex­plains Fusco. On uber-healthy hair, those shin­gles lie smooth and flat, ie, the prime po­si­tion for re­flect­ing light and cre­at­ing shine. But with enough wear and tear, “the cu­ti­cle of hair may ap­pear bro­ken or shred­ded,” she adds. Hence, dull­ness. But there is a bright side: it’s pos­si­ble to re­hab your hair back to its shini­est, health­i­est self. Read on and dis­cover how to coun­ter­act those shine sap­pers and boost your hair’s gloss fac­tor, fast!

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