You know how in shampoo commercials, our lovely protagonist seems to have nothing better to do than to sit under lights and bounce her hair around? And it's always glassy and multi-tonal? It's all done through careful manipulation and camera tricks, yet I still secretly hope that some shampoo will create that magic for me.
I still haven't found a shampoo that creates that much shine, but here's the next best thing: Shu Uemura Satin Design ($30). This styling lotion doesn't look like much when it goes on damp hair, but after a blow-dry, it makes hair insanely shiny and glossy. At first I thought it was just my wishful thinking, but a few of the Sugar girls have commented on it — as have dude friends — so now this is part of my blow-drying routine. To see a picture of the super-shiny results, read more.
Eat your heart out, Breck Girl.