Hair Gloss vs Hair Glaze: What’s the Difference?

Hair Gloss vs Hair Glaze: What’s the Difference?

You may have heard of the terms “hair gloss” or “hair glaze” at one time or another. If you undergo regular color treatments at the salon your stylist may use either to give hair a polished finish. The end results may seem similar but the decision between opting for ‘gloss’ or ‘glaze’ is not simple one. I have done some research and stylists agree that specific hair needs determine which option is ideal. So, let’s explore the facts about gloss and glaze, shall we?

What is Glaze?

Glazes are a temporary application applied after the hair color process. They are either clear to boost shine or they have a slight tint for added color vibrancy. Glazes are ammonia and peroxide free – so don’t expect your glaze to lift or deposit color.

How long does it last?

About 1-2 weeks

Why use hair glaze?

If you want to give your hair a shine or color boost, opt for this treatment. Have you seen a hair style that had a ridiculous amount of shine? Chances are a glaze treatment created that lacquered look.

How often should you use glaze?

Professional stylists agree that glazes are the cherry on top of a fresh color process. Since the treatment is not harsh, it is safe to add on to each salon visit. Glaze products are also available at your local beauty supply and drug stores.

What is gloss?

Glosses are transparent, semi-permanent, shine treatments done in salons or at home. Glosses work as fillers for hair that close the cuticle. Since it lies on the strand, it creates a shield that locks in color to reduce bleeding while boosting shine.

How long does it last?

About 3-4 weeks

Why use hair gloss?

Gloss is a longer lasting alternative to hair glaze, creating the same awesome results. Since this process lasts longer and protects hair color, feel free to apply it to your next color treatment. Imagine how the shine would bring life to Tropical Teal hair!

We can’t stress the benefits of using sulfate free shampoo. Harsh shampoos tend to contain ingredients that coat the hair, stealing the hair’s natural shine. Use a sulfate free shampoo that is free of silicones and waxes. Also, clarifying the hair periodically helps maintain your hair’s natural luster.

Let you’re your thicker, stronger, longer hair shine! Having a great hair day? We want to see it! Share your selfie on Instagram and tag Ovation!


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