I believe everyone wants shinier hair (not the greasy kind of course!). It is sort of like what people say about one can neither be too rich or too skinny. Even if I don't agree with either one of these points, shiny hair does means healthy hair.
I honestly hate going into the hair salon to color, highlight or endure any kind of chemical processing. The haircutting part I can tolerate (although that is another story). However, anytime it involves putting globs of chemicals on my head, I start to get impatient! I think this came from my days when I used to model. They would make me sit in the coloring chair for hours on end, to get me ready for the photo shoot the next day. The longest I have spent in a salon was 10 hours in the same day. I'll admit though, that the color came out beautifully.
I discovered the Luminous Color Glaze in the new clear formula from John Frieda (a drugstore brand) a while back. The fact that it is available in the drugstore means that I don't have to step into a salon to get a shine treatment, and, I can do this in the comfort of my own home! It doesn't even take hours and I don't have to wear this on my head, wrapped in a towel, while I vacuum the house. I use this in the shower as my conditioner after I have shampooed my hair. After 3 minutes of marinating my hair in this, it is ready to be rinsed off. It's that simple!
This colorless glaze has been so good to my hair, giving it back much needed shine and moisture. The formula I prefer is clear (they also come in 3 other colored varieties), so it would not interfere with my hair color. A note of caution though, it can be quite greasy if you use it full strength. I would recommend mixing this with your conditioner to dial down the concentration a little. Since I have somewhat coarse, slightly wavy hair, I use this twice a week, to give my hair a shiny boost.
Information available on johnfrieda.com