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Sure, you've heard of lip gloss, but what about a hair gloss? No, it's not about swiping ultra-gooey product onto your strands every five minutes to maximize shine, rather, it's a one-and-done solution that you can seek out at a professional hair salon. While hair gloss treatments aren't nearly as frequent as a lip gloss application, the effects will be just as head-turning –and, likely, for longer than you might think. That alone might sell you on the idea of getting a hair gloss treatment, but in case you need a little extra convincing, we caught up with Sebastian Langman-Kirtley, a L'Oréal Professionnel Artist, to learn the most popular reasons for getting a gloss.
Ready to get your salon on speed dial? Read through the top TK reasons below and you're sure to find yourself in a swivel chair donning extra shiny strands in no time.
Reason #1: It Revives Seasoned Hair
While summer is the first season that's usually thought of in terms of hair damage, winter can be just as damaging. Whether your hair looks brassy, faded or parched thanks to days spent in the summer sands or winter tundra, one thing's for sure: a hair gloss treatment can save the day. And, as an added bonus, Langman-Kirtley points out that it's also a great way to segue into fall color without making a bold hair color change off the bat.
Reason #2: It's a Low Commitment Solution to Lackluster Locks
Oftentimes when your hair is looking less than radiant, you may find yourself making a move for a new hair color altogether. Before coloring your tresses, consider getting a hair gloss treatment instead. A hair gloss treatment will be able to revive your dull strands to prolong the look of your chosen shade while deciding if you want to revamp your current shade or choose a new one instead.
Reason #3: Unlike Permanent Hair Color, There's No Demarcation
Unlike permanent hair color, glosses fade from hair with no visible demarcation. "The size of the color molecule in a gloss is larger than that of a permanent color," says Langman-Kirtley. "So, rather than penetrating into the core of the hair, the molecules sit on the surface layer and wash away over time." If you want to take your gloss to the next level, take his word and ask your colorist for Smartbond. Smartbond adds another luxurious layer of conditioning and protection to your hair, helping to make it look more radiant than ever.
Reason #4: It's Universal
Gloss adds tone and richness to blondes, reds, and brunettes, but if you don't want to switch your shade, glossing also offers a clear option for the boosted shine without the tone.
Reason #5: It Creates Ultimate #HairGoals
According to Langman-Kirtley, glossing has many benefits. It adds shine and brilliance to lackluster hair, it has long lasting conditioning effects, it is a low commitment way to play with subtly changing your hair color and it is a 20-minute service that lasts up to six weeks. But, most of all, it makes hair shinier than ever. Talk about #HairGoals.
Now that you're likely in love with the idea of getting a hair gloss treatment, it's important to know how to maintain the grandeur of your glossy strands. The most important aspect of caring for just-glossed hair is to invest in a quality shampoo and conditioner (we recommend the ultra-nourishing Smartbond Step 3 Conditioner that's built to protect and preserve smooth, shiny strands) designed for color-treated hair. These products tend to be less harsh, meaning they will not wash out your gloss as quickly as others might.