Want to know the secret to beautiful strands? Looking for a simple solution to your hair color woes? Yes, seriously! Is your hair looking brassy and dry? Do you wish your dull color had a little more life? Or maybe you’d like to go darker, but you’re not ready for the full “I do” commitment? Well, have we got news for you dah-ling! Hair gloss treatments are the unsung heroes of the hair color world. And while you’ve likely heard the term “glossing,” chances are you might not know much about it. In which case, don’t worry that gorgeous head of yours. Here at Number 4 we’ve got you covered with our glossing guide.
WHAT IS HAIR GLOSSING?
Most simply, a hair gloss treatment is a form of demi-permanent color that can help enhance your hair’s natural shine while correcting and revitalizing the tone of your hair, no damage necessary.
HOW DOES HAIR GLOSSING WORK?
There are two different kinds of glosses: clear and tinted. Clear glosses reinvigorate strands with shine, while tinted glosses take it one step further and tone the hair. Because it’s demi-permanent, it deposits tone into the strand but doesn’t lift or lighten hair color. The formulas are also free of bleach and ammonia, so they won’t damage hair. What’s more, gloss treatments are fabulous conditioning tools to bring lackluster locks back to life.
Gloss treatments are very acidic, closing the hair cuticle tightly. The result is an off the charts smooth surface texture that reflects a lot more light and has a much softer feel. The results get even better when combined with products from the N4 professionally inspired range of shampoos and conditioners. Check out our HYDRATE collection which combines innovative technology with botanical ingredients to really impart shine and protection.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAIR GLOSSING?
Glossing is usually less pricey than allover color, highlights, or balayage, but the benefits are endless. In addition to enhancing shine, gloss treatments can make hair more manageable and voluptuous, reduce frizz, eliminate brassiness and refresh color tone in between color appointments. Oh, and it won’t leave you sitting in the salon for hours. Compared to a full color appointment, it takes no time at all. The process takes just around twenty minutes. Results will be even better when combined with a product like N4’s Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil. It takes your glossy locks to a whole new level of time defying shine; the kind that lasts no matter what life and the weather throws your way!
HOW LONG DOES HAIR GLOSSING LAST?
Gloss treatments usually last about four to six weeks before washing and fading out on their own, so they’re perfect for the dah-ling who lacks commitment.
For best results, use sulfate-free products that are made for colored hair. Of course, all Number 4 products are free of harsh sulfates and contain color-protecting properties, so they’re a glossy gal’s best friend! If you’re not quite sure where to start, then how about trying out our MINI collection. The perfect introduction to the N4 range with perfectly proportioned and super luxe versions of all our mini hair care heroes.
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