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A Quick Tip For Shiny Hair

Are you searching for fast and easy way to make your hair appear shinier and brighter? Here's a tip from New York City-based hairstylist Tina Cassidy, who tames the manes of famous faces like Liv Tyler. Her suggestion is to take an ice cube and quickly run it over the lengths and ends of your hair.

Apparently, the cold helps your cuticles relax, lie flat and ultimately gives your hair more brilliance. I’ve heard of rinsing your hair with cool water after you condition, but I much prefer this alternative. Nobody likes cold showers, even if it’s just for a few seconds. Who would have thought a solution could be this simple!

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tglynn tglynn 8 years
I just did this! totally works, awesome!!!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Yes, but does it actually work. I hate getting a tip and having no one who tries it to know if it actually works. That should be done before it's posted.
ImmaDiva ImmaDiva 8 years
I know it was already asked but do you do this when your hair is wet or dry? I feel like if I do it when it's dry... it'll frizz a bit after it dries from the cold water of the ice... it takes forever to straighten my hair so I'm scared to try this haha
leanneluvsu leanneluvsu 8 years
BellaSugar: You're LATE! Yes, I've been doing this one for a minute. Do this after you've deep condition your hair, however. You don't want to seal dryness into your cuticles. It also works better if you're doing a pororisty treatment.
gigill gigill 8 years
Hmmm interesting idea. I'll try it when day @ home when nobody is around otherwise they might think it's a bit weird that I'm taking ice cubes into the bathroom!
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
Good to know. Although in the summer, I don't mind a cool blast in the shower before I get out. It definitely wakes me up too!
emalove emalove 8 years
I like cold showers in the summer, but I agree that they're terrible in the colder weather, even for a few seconds. I'll definitely try this tip!
ChicaBoo ChicaBoo 8 years
Is this trick done on wet or dry hair?
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
I would've thought the moisture would make my hair frizz up a little. I'll have to try it anyway, see what happens.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
It's so hot here that I always take cooler showers. i think I would rather do that then take the time to rub ice cubes on my head. Although it does sound refreshing :-)
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 8 years
Oh, I'll have to try this! I still do a cold water rinse. I just tilt my head back into the steam of water and move the rest of my body out of the way when I turn the nozzle to cold. Luckily my shower is big enough to do this now
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I'll have to give this a try, I don't do cold showers!
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
awesome! why didn't i think of that?!?!?
ValenCina ValenCina 8 years
I heard something like this before... I was told to rinse my hair with cold water before drying it. I also heard rinsing your hair with vinegar makes it shiny, but I'm not sure how the hair would smell afterwards..
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 8 years
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I love cold showers too :P Anyways, I'm def going to have to test this out to see if it works.
zombielove zombielove 8 years
heeeey! i like cold showers. i for some reason like to keep turning the knob colder and colder to see how long i can stand it. :D anywhoo i must try this, my hair usually looks dry as hell after im done with it.
sldc sldc 8 years
A solution to the cold water rinse?! Brilliant!
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