^ ditto rbb. I tried lots of different blue/purple conditioners (I think there's a thread on the over 40 forum with the results of my experiments with them) but they all seemed very drying to my hair. Now, like rbb, I just add red/gold corrector to my favorite conditioners and it works great. I only use it a few times a month, especially if I'm spending time in smokey bars.
As for shine, there just seem to be days that my hair is shiny and other days it isn't. If it's really dull I'll just mist a tiny bit of oil on it and run my hands through it. My hair doesn't like too much oil (except in deep treatments). It makes it stringy.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated August 2015**