Coloring your hair doesn’t have to be a lifetime commitment. In fact, there is an easy way to flirt with new haircolors without compromising the integrity of your strands. Hair glosses, like Redken’s Shades EQ, are a form of demi-permanent haircolor that can help enhance your hair’s natural shine while correcting and revitalizing the tone of your hair. It’s perfect for those who are new to the world of haircolor or simply want to try out a new beauty trend without committing.
Hair glosses help give you the richness, depth, and dimension you never knew was missing from your strands. These glosses work by using a mixture of direct and oxidative dyes to glaze, refresh, and correct your current haircolor. It helps to improve the look of your hair without over processing or drying out your strands. In fact, this haircolor basically thinks it’s a conditioner. How cool is that? Think of it as your haircolor’s new BFF.
Wondering what else this wonder-gloss can do for your strands? Here are seven reasons to try a hair gloss.
1. HAIR GLOSS IS COLOR WITHOUT COMMITMENT
Since tinted hair glosses are demi-permanent, the processed color gradually fades over time, but this doesn’t mean your strands will be left with visible roots or regrowth. Since Redken Shades EQ is a gloss, it doesn’t lift or lighten the color of your hair. It’s formulated with just enough pigment to renew and improve the overall tone of your haircolor without drying out your ends. Stylists turn to this service if they’re looking to enhance a client’s natural color or reinvigorate previously colored hair. It’s their go-to service for ensuring glossy, rich strands each and every time.
2. REFRESHES COLOR TONE
Unfortunately, haircolor can only last so long on your strands before it begins to fade. Using a hair gloss is the perfect way to refresh dulling haircolor. Once applied to the hair, the gloss perfects, tones, and color-corrects any haircolor imperfections that have occurred since your last visit. Say good-bye to any faded ends and dull looking strands. With Redken Shades EQ gloss you can transform your haircolor in just 20 minutes.
3. HAIR GLOSES CAN ELIMINATES BRASSINESS
Brassy tones happen to the best of us. As any blonde can tell you, yellowing highlights and orangey tints can be a nightmare to correct. By booking a hair gloss, stylists can color-correct problematic tones in a client’s hair giving them more natural looking results.
4. HAIR GLOSSES ENHANCES SHINE
Hair glosses are like an Instagram filter, IRL. They help to add vibrancy and shine to your hair no matter what your lighting situation is. As the Shades EQ formula is crafted without drying ammonia, your Redken stylist can color your hair without worrying about it losing its natural shine. One of the main benefits of a gloss is that it works by closing the cuticle of the hair and creating a smooth surface for light to reflect off of. Basically, it puts a spotlight on your strands and ramps up the overall vivacity of your hair.
5. ADD VOLUME & MANAGEABILITY
As with any color service, hair glosses raise the cuticle to deposit a small amount of color on the hair. When the cuticle is lifted, volume and texture are created, which gives the hair a bit more manageability when styling. After a hair gloss service, you’ll notice that your strands appear plumper and are easier to style.
6. QUICK PROCESSING TIME
If you’re looking for a quick haircolor fix, then hair glosses are definitely the service for you. In 20 minutes, your hair can go from boring and basic to bold and beautiful. It’s a quick and easy service that helps you to elevate the look of your hair in no time flat.
7. SUBTLE COLOR CHANGES
With hair glosses, your color change can look very natural and subtle. For instance, sometimes when the hair is bleached it can look very yellow due to the hair’s natural undertones. By adding a gloss, your stylist can tone down that yellowness and add in a new hue. So, the hair will still be blonde, but the gloss will allow your stylist to make the color either more golden, ashy toned blonde or any other variation they choose! Think of hair glosses as the perfect final touch to your haircoloring service.
Wondering what else a hair gloss can do for you? Schedule an appointment at your local Redken salon to discuss if Shades EQ Gloss is right for you (Spoiler alert: It is).
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