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You want to add gloss to my hair??

Updated: Jan 2, 2021

If you have visited me at the salon, or have been messaging back and forth with me, then you've probably heard me mention a glaze/gloss service to you.

ANNND a lot of the time, when I ask you girlies if you would like to add this service on... I tend to get the same blank stare lol. It's almost as if you're saying "what did she just say? Gloss, huh?"

To sum it up quickly, a glaze and a gloss service are one in the same. The only difference is the way I am using the word in the sentence lol.

Since this is a speedy service, it's only fitting that this blog is easy to speed on through. So, if you're looking for an instant fix for un-toned, dull, or discolored hair... keep on scrolling!

Think of all the times that you have spent staring in the mirror wishing for a quick hair pick-me-up, "a little toning here, a little boost of shine there." For days such as those (and every other in between), I HIGHLY recommend a shadeseq gloss service for you

Let's break it down, shall we?

You know how much I love to get sciencey with ya, so here it is.

A gloss is an acidic demi-permanent hair color...that thinks it’s a conditioner.

Why is acidic hair color important?

Hair is at its healthiest when it has a pH of 4.5-5.5.

Lightening the hair puts it in an alkaline state, with a pH of 10 or 11.

Acidic color gently brings the hair back to a neutral pH.

Not only is that helpful in and of itself, but it also makes a big difference when shielding your hair against damage and helping it to close the cuticle so that your hair can return to its natural position against your head. Not to mention that a smooth and closed hair cuticle also allows for incredible light reflection and shine.

5 ways that a gloss sets itself apart

(especial from a toner)

  1. No ammonia. the gloss is formulated without ammonia, which means no overpowering smell and no discomfort while it processes.

  2. Adds shine. the formula is infused with wheat amino acids which condition the hair and adds shine into the cuticle.

  3. Color correcting. 9/10 times you won't lift to the tone that you actually want to be. With a gloss we can correct that. The tone that you naturally lift can be glazed to the tone you want to be. But it doesn't just end there, we can do so many things such as gray coverage, root shadows, and fantasy colors.

  4. It only takes 20 minutes: Yep, a glossing service will only take up to 20 minutes to process.

  5. You can be any color/tone imaginable. The best part about a gloss service is that you can flirt with every hair color imaginable. You can be a fiery red at the end of one appointment and then play around with deep dark browns, or maybe even a pastel shade at the end of the next.

How often should I get a gloss?

A hair gloss service lasts for 6 to 8 shampoos.


You're probably thinking, "uhh, tay, I wash my hair 6 to 8 times in a matter of two weeks!"

If this sounds like you, stop what you're doing and go read our blog What's your dirty secret?

To maintain healthy hair, you should shampoo about 1-2 times a week. By doing this your gloss will last about 6 to 8 weeks, aka 2 months!!

Again, you can have:

Shiny, healthy, toned hair for up to 2 months, in less than 20-minutes at a cost of $25.

What happens to the gloss over time?

It is formulated to gradually wash away without a trace or a line of demarcation. And, I think that's all that needs to be said.

Super Secret

If you have made it to this part of the blog, then I think it's only fair that I leave you with a super-secret that just may put me out of business since I literally am a lightening specialist...

super secret message: For my blonde and colored babes, a gloss will extend the life of your highlight and color service. Most clients visit the salon every 8-12 weeks (aka 2-3 months) to keep up with their foils and color. Now, what if I said that you do not necessarily need to book another full service? Ahhhh, I'm stressing! But it's true my friend. A simple gloss service can refresh your color and tone to eliminate brassy strands.

Think of the money you could save + the health of your hair!

Till next time my friend, remember to live, imagine, vision, life to the fullest.

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