Hair Gloss Treatment at Home Guide
Do you want to use a hair gloss treatment at home?
If you want to get shiny hair at home, a hair gloss treatment can often do the trick.
Hair Gloss Treatment Guide
This hair gloss treatment guide covers:
- What is a hair gloss?
- Why use a hair gloss treatment?
- What you need to do a hair gloss treatment at home
- How to do a hair gloss treatment at home (with step-by-step instructions)
- Hair gloss before and after results
- Alternatives to a hair gloss treatment for shiny hair
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What is a Hair Gloss?
A hair gloss is a treatment that adds shine to hair.
Hair glosses are usually done by a hair professional at a salon, but you can do a hair gloss treatment at home too.
A hair gloss can be clear or have color in it. Hair glosses are meant to add extra shine to your hair for 4-6 weeks.
Why Use a Hair Gloss Treatment?
Many hair stylists use a hair gloss treatment on their client's hair to make it shiny and silky smooth.
A clear hair gloss treatment is supposed to make your hair shiny.
What You Need to Do a Hair Gloss Treatment at Home
There are a few things that you need to buy for a hair gloss treatment at home. For a start, you definitely need a clear gloss and a processing solution.
1. Redken EQ Crystal Clear Gloss
I recommend buying the Redken EQ Crystal Clear hair gloss from Walmart (you won’t be able to buy a hair gloss from beauty salons unless you are a hairstylist).
2. Redken Processing Solution
You’ll want to get the gloss to gel processing solution from Redken. You can also get the Redken Shades EQ processing solution that has a grey label.
3. Mixing Brush, Dye Brush, and Gloves
After you have purchased these two essential items, I recommend making sure you have an old t-shirt, gloves, a mixing bowl, hair clips, and a dye brush.
4. Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner
You may also want to have a sulfate-free conditioner handy to rinse out the hair gloss.
Summary: Hair Gloss Products to Buy
- Redken Shades EQ Gloss 000
- Redken Processing Solution
- Mixing Brush, Dye Brush, and Gloves
- Sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner
Redken Hair Gloss Treatment Instructions
Below are step by step instructions for using a hair gloss treatment at home.
- Get all of your hair gloss supplies ready (see above) and put on an old t-shirt
- Mix 1:1 ratio of equal parts EQ Gloss Crystal Clear (000) with Redken Processing Solution
- Apply gloss mixture to dry hair
- Leave on hair for 20 minutes
- Rinse out with lukewarm water
- Shampoo and condition hair
- Let hair air-dry (or blow dry with cool air)
- Do not shampoo or wash hair for 24 hours
YouTube Video – How to Do a Hair Gloss Treatment
If you prefer, you may want to check out the Very Easy Makeup YouTube tutorial on how to do a hair gloss treatment at home.
Hair Gloss Before and After Results
Want to see the before and after results of a hair gloss treatment?
Below are pictures of my hair before and after using the Redken EQ Crystal Clear hair gloss.
Before and After Using Redken EQ Crystal Clear Gloss (Photo 1 of 2)
Before and After Results of Using Hair Gloss Treatment at Home (Photo 2 of 2)
Redken Shades EQ Hair Gloss Review
A hair gloss is supposed to make your hair shiny.
When I used the Redken Crystal Clear gloss on my hair, the hair gloss (surprisingly!) didn’t make my hair shinier.
However, the hair gloss did lighten my hair. Not the results I was expecting…but I suppose that is what happens sometimes.
If you want to make your hair shiny, I recommend using the Olaplex No. 3 conditioning treatment instead.
Post Hair Gloss Treatment
After you use a hair gloss, don’t shampoo or condition your hair for 24 hours.
Also, please don’t use a hair dryer, a curling iron, or a straightener. You don’t want to damage your hair.
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A hair gloss will last about 4-6 weeks.
Alternatives to a Hair Gloss Treatment for Shiny Hair
If you want shiny hair without needing a hair gloss treatment, I recommend 1) using a deep conditioning treatment and 2) taking a biotin supplement for shiny hair.
Best Deep Conditioning Treatment: Olaplex No. 3
Best Biotin Supplement: Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails
Hair Gloss FAQs
Below are a few frequently asked questions about hair gloss and hair gloss treatment at home.
What is the best hair gloss treatment at home?
Women tend to like the Redken Crystal Clear 000 hair gloss the most.
What processing solution do I use with Redken Shades EQ Gloss 000 Crystal Clear?
You can use the Redken Shades EQ Processing solution or the Redken Shades EQ Gloss to Gel Processing solution with the Redken EQ gloss. T
The Gloss to Gel processing solution has a black label.
Most women like the “gloss to gel” processing solution more because it is easier to apply.
Where can I buy the Redken Shades EQ clear gloss?
You can buy the Redken Shades EQ clear gloss (Redken Shaeds EQ Gloss in 000 Crystal Clear) from Walmart.
What is a hair gloss vs. a hair glaze?
A hair gloss is a treatment meant to make your hair shiny and smooth. In contrast, a hair glaze is a non-permanent treatment that adds temporary shine.
If you want a GREAT hair glaze, try the ORIBE Glaze for Beautiful Color. Women love it!
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