9 Hair Glosses That'll Make Your Color-Treated Hair Look Like You Just Stepped Out of the Salon

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There are few things that feel better than walking out of the salon with a new hair color. The pros have a way of making your hair look and feel healthier, bouncier, and shinier every time you leave the chair. In an effort to preserve your hair color at home, it's important to invest in a hair care routine consisting of color-safe shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and a hair gloss.

If you haven't yet added a hair gloss into your color-treated hair care routine, consider this your sign to start. Hair glosses (also known as a hair glaze) are the at-home solution to maintaining the shine of your color-treated hair. "Hair gloss is what's called a demi-permanent color," explains Nick Stenson, a celebrity hair colorist, and Matrix artistic director. "It provides shine and smoothing benefits for all hair types and can be clear or deposit color that can subtly accentuate or boldly change your hair color."

If you're looking to restore your hair and maintain professional-looking results all of the time, keep reading because we gathered the best 10 hair glosses money can buy.

Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Color


Customers love this glaze not only because it makes their hair shine like they just stepped out of the salon, but also because it conditions the hair. It's made with the brand's signature complex of watermelon, lychee, and Edelweiss flower extracts to protect the hair against external aggressors, like the sun or pollution. The formula also includes quinoa protein and brazil nut extract to prevent color from fading, enhance shine, and soften the hair. One reviewer writes, "I really love this glaze, and it is among the very top glaze on the market, without a doubt." Another reviewer says, "I'm known to color my hair very bright vivid colors, and this glaze keeps that color locked in."

Amika Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask


Looking for a quick and easy way to make your hair shine bright? This 60-second hair mask is what you've been waiting for. It's a treatment hair mask made with hydrolyzed flax seed to moisturize and soften the hair while boosting shine, red wine extract to hydrate and fight frizz, and an amino acid complex to smooth and keep your hair color vibrant. To use, saturate your hair in product from the mid-length to the ends after shampooing and conditioning. Then, wait 60 seconds before rinsing it out and styling it as usual. The results are nothing short of brilliant.

Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment


This award-winning hairspray is loved by celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton for its ability to reduce frizz and offer silky, smooth, and shiny results for all hair types. Appleton, whose clients include A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian West, and Ariana Grande, says it's his trick for emulating the glass hair trend. It's safe to use on color-treated and keratin-treated hair. To use, spray liberally on damp, freshly washed hair and blow-dry to activate the lightweight polymer technology that offers sleek, shiny results.

dpHUE Gloss+ Semi-permanent Hair Color and Deep Conditioner


It doesn't get better than a gloss and deep conditioning treatment in one. Available in 11 hair colors, you can use this treatment to enhance shine and make your current hair color more vibrant. It's also suitable for all hair types and textures. With over 500 five-star reviews, customers say they love the results. One reviewer says, "It definitely helps to make my color more vibrant. It lasted for a few weeks, and even as it faded it was still shiny and pretty."

Shu Uemura Color Lustre Treatment Mask for Color Treated Hair


Formulated with musk rose oil and goji berry extract, this hair mask protects color from fading, nourishes your hair, and promotes radiance and shine. Not to mention, it has a luxuriously sweet scent. You can use this mask in place of your conditioner if you have a thicker hair type or once a week if you have fine hair. To use, apply it all over your hair after shampooing and leave it on for two to three minutes to reap the beautiful benefits.

Living Proof Color Care Whipped Glaze


When you start to notice your hair fade and become lackluster, reach for this lightweight conditioning mousse. It's a leave-in treatment that you can apply every other day to help revive the look of your color-treated hair. It works by depositing temporary dyes on the hair to increase vibrancy, reduce fading, and rebalance tone. It also protects the hair against UV damage, which is notorious for fading hair color, and it conditions the hair making it feel soft and smooth.

IGK Expensive Hi-Shine Gloss Treatment


This creamy gloss treatment is made to revive any dull, frizzy, and damaged color-treated hair. You can use it two to three times a week in place of your conditioner. The formula infuses amla oil, sea kelp extract, and sunflower seed oil to add a glossy shine while hydrating the hair and reducing frizz.

Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss


You can't go wrong with this hair gloss. It's affordable and offers you long-lasting results with a single application. The in-shower treatment deeply conditions, enhances shine and tone, and smooths the hair for up to four weeks. To use, apply the gloss all over your hair after shampooing and wait 20 minutes before rinsing it out.

Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss


Available in five hues ranging from blonde to brunette and clear (for all hair colors), this DIY gloss makes your hair look like it was just freshly colored by a professional. It helps restore lackluster hair and faded color for up to eight shampoos. Not to mention, the formula infuses keratin, argan oil, and ginseng root extract to strengthen, fortify, soften, nourish the hair, and, of course, restore that glossy shine.

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