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How to Make Your Hair Color Shine This Season

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To truly turn up the vibrancy and shine on your luscious locks, consider booking an appointment for a gloss or a glaze. Below, we share what you need to know about these temporary hair color treatments that can deliver serious shine!

What Is a Gloss?

Glosses and glazes are demi-permanent hair colors that offer tons of shine and a wash of color. Unlike permanent hair color, glosses sit on the top of a strand of hair. So instead of growing out as your hair does, they fade away over time, leaving no evident line of demarcation.

While you can go for a gloss to try out a new shade, glosses don't always have to deposit color to your hair. If you simply want to add shine and a conditioning effect to your existing hue; these demi-permanent, ammonia-free treatments can be painted on in clear!

The Benefits of Gloss

Hairdresser and L'Oréal Professionnel Artist DJ McGinely explains that glosses are a great way to color correct quickly since they are such great neutralizers. Since glosses and glazes deposit color on top of each strand, they are also an ideal choice for grey blending. McGinely shares that glosses can conceal up to 70 percent of grey strands, allowing it to better blend into your base shade.

If you're looking for a way to add vibrancy, shine, and a gorgeous wash of color to your hair, glosses are an excellent option. "They make highlights stand out, enhance natural color, and make the hair look healthier" McGinley says. Glosses are also a great add-on during your color service, helping to make everything from a simple, single process to a beautiful balayage truly stand out.

How to Maintain Your Shine & Shade

If you opt for a gloss, expect to return to the salon every eight weeks for a touch up. To make the shine and vibrancy last longer, you'll want to reach for shampoos and conditioners that are formulated for color-treated hair. Try L'Oréal Professionnel's Vitamino Color AOX collection to help maintain your shade and shine between appointments.

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