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How To Add A Hair Gloss Into Your Hair Care Routine

Skip the salon and opt for an at-home version that gets the job done in minutes.
June 10, 2022

When it comes to coloring your hair, you probably start by asking yourself what color should you dye your hair. And while we know the decision can be tough (so many gorgeous colors to choose from), using the L'Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge to consult with a professional can be a total savior. 

Then, once you’ve nailed your heavenly new hue, the next question you’re naturally likely asking is how do you keep your color fresh and vibrant. Fortunately, just like you can achieve a stunning new hair color at home, you can also keep it looking its best from home with the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss. The best part is you can easily get it at Walgreens, it will save you money in addition to trips to the salon and it’s simple to incorporate into your regular hair care routine.  

What Is A Hair Gloss? 

The L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss is a hair treatment that works to enhance your hair color and tone, while also deeply conditioning your strands. It’s formulated with a coconut oil-infused deep-conditioning base and can be used on all hair types and textures. 

While hair toning gloss is typically thought of as an in-salon treatment, this product can be used in just 15 minutes at home. There’s no mixing involved — you can just add it to your wash day routine for enhanced color and for a boost of shine to your strands. 

What Is the Difference Between Hair Gloss and Hair Glaze?

Hair gloss can be used to add shine to your strands, plus boost and tone hair color. It can also be used to do the root smudge technique when you want to go light with low-maintenance roots. Some hair glazes will also offer color but it typically doesn’t last as long as a hair gloss. 

A hair glaze like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze is used to seal the hair cuticle and create intense shine for a glossy finish. Neither products are formulated with ammonia so they don’t penetrate the hair shaft deeply or damage keratin.

How To Add A Hair Gloss To Your Hair Care Routine

Using a salon-inspired gloss is easier than you might think. Adding it to your hair care regimen is as easy as following the steps below.

1. Pick Your Shade

The Le Color Gloss line features 16 enhancing color shades — from cool blonde to deep black and everything in between — so start by picking a hue based on your current color. If you have virgin hair you can still take advantage of its benefits by opting for the hair color treatment in the clear formula to deep condition your hair while enhancing its natural hue. 

2. Wash and Condition Your Hair

The toning gloss is made to be used on clean, damp hair, so add it right after your shampoo and conditioner routine. If you’re swapping out your regular shampoo to fight brass in color-treated blonde hair, light brown hair or gray hair you can still use the hair gloss. Simply grab your brass neutralizing system, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Conditioner to hydrate and counterbalance yellow, and orange tones in the hair.

3. Apply Your Hair Gloss

Follow up by squeezing a generous amount of the hair gloss into your palms. Massage it into your roots and along the lengths of your hair, then let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse your hair until the water runs clear and you’re all done. 

Editor’s tip: Depending on the shade, the gloss may stain your hands, so wash them thoroughly with soap and water when you’re done.

4. Complete Touch Ups

This hair color gloss can last up to 10 days depending on your hair’s condition and how often you shampoo. If you love your results but want a deeper hue, try using the gloss again after seven days. If you’re ready for a change before then, you can remove the color with a clarifying shampoo.

Next: The Blonde's Guide to Maintaining Beautiful Color

Written By: Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: Matthew Zach, Senior Art Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy

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