You’ll might know it! Now, once the summer season is over, our hair seems to be dry, brittle and dull. Too much sun, chlorine and salt water took its toll on our valuable hair. Though, we just want to recover our healthy, glossy and well-groomed hair we used to have!
Now it´s time to indulge our hair with an invigorating energy booster! One that helps us revive the hair. Helping to nourish and maintain it, while bringing back the moisture, allowing a beautiful shiny glaze.
Glossing, is the magic word!
If you belong to those who love well-groomed and silky glossed hair with natural color shades, than this glossing service is a 100% must-have.
See now what a gloss treatment looks like! I´m sure you will love it!
WHAT IS HAIR GLOSSING?
The glossing service is a very nourishing and long-lasting hair treatment. At the same time it works as a deep conditioner, filling the hair, closing the cuticle, creating a smooth surface that light can bounce, providing intensive shine and natural color shades.
Glossing – it´s like lip gloss for your hair!
It overlays the strand, creating a protective shield that keeps color molecules in and not down the drain.
The result is beautiful, smooth and shiny hair, with a much softer feel. You can literally feel the silky smooth texture in your hands!
Is your hair stressed from too much sun, chlorine and salt water? A hair gloss also helps to repair any summer hair damage you might have.
GLOSSING WITH AND WITHOUT COLOUR PIGMENTS
You need to refresh your natural hair color? Than the clear glossing service, without any color pigments, is just perfect for you!
But it´s getting even more exciting when you want to enrich your actual hair color with some smooth color effects – without permanently colouring the hair.
It´s perfect as an “in between refresher” to your permanent color services, for those who just don’t want to color their hair permanently, or for hair color newbies.
By adding to the mix some color pigments, glossing reveals its whole versatility. Your hair stylist is able to set restrained color accents depending on your personal preferences. Tinted options range from brighter blonde (to cancel out brassiness) and gold (to bring out the warmth in your strands) to red or brown hues (to bring out the warmth in darker shades of hair).
But even if your hair is already coloured, glossing makes absolute sense! Tinted glossing treatments actually help enhance and maintain the current hair color for a longer time.
By the way, the glossing service allows you to enrich every hair color, whether it’s natural or tinted hair.
GLOSSING FOR COLOUR CORRECTION
Your hair has been colored, but it´s been made a hash? Or you are just not happy with the result of the recently made strands or tint? The glossing service can help adjust previous color mistakes. But you definitely should turn to a trusty hair stylist or colorist, who is familiar with the glossing service. Only he/she knows what mixture will save you.
WHAT´S IN THE MIX?
High quality glossing products, such as the semi-permanent hair color “Shine & Tone” from La Biosthetique is what we use in our hair salon, are in general free of ammonia and silicones, containing hair and scalp friendly – mostly naturally – ingredients like brown algae, coconut oil, green tea extract, sunflower-, and jojoba oil.
Only “Shine & Tone Clear“ (the one to use for clear glossing, without any colour pigments) contains some silicone in combination with the also natural cuckoo flower essence.
WHAT DOES THE GLOSSING PROCEDURE LOOK LIKE?
A glossing treatment at your hair salon starts always with a deep purifying shampoo to clear the hair from all kinds of residues. Then your hair is treated with a special seal conditioner in order to prepare the hair for the following glossing procedure. After that the conditioner is cleared with water and blow-dried.
From now on the actual (color) glossing service starts. To apply the glossing mix it takes between 10 and 25 minutes, depending on the length, quantity and condition of the hair. Now it’s left on for another 25 minutes. Once done, the mixture is rinsed thoroughly with water to remove the glossing. That´s pretty much all!
Optionally, the hair stylist can add a leave-in conditioner, so the hair gets more combable.
To complete the service, we love to use the Glossing Spray from La Biosthétique. That gives an extra super gloss.
HOW LONG DOES THE GLOSSING LAST?
How often do you rinse your hair? How do you treat it? Do you maintain your hair at home with the appropriate hair care products?
Blow-drying, using the wrong hair care products or just being exposed to too much sun, chlorine or salt water can take their toll on.
Your gloss will last between 3 and 5 weeks maximum. By then you should definitely consider a refresh. But that´s not bad either, so you can try out a new color tone.
AFTER THE GLOSSING IS BEFORE THE GLOSSING
To allow for the longest possible gloss effect, you need the right hair care products at home. But please keep away from low-quality stuff from the supermarket. You need a premium-quality hair care line with a proper color protection. I really recommend this to you!
The color care product line “Protection Couleur” from La Biosthétique is such a high-quality product. Its special shampoos and conditioners are just perfect to protect and maintain your hair after a glossing service. You’ll love it, there is always the right product for every hair color. With this color protection range you are perfectly prepared!
If you want to use other products, please make sure choosing a mild cleaning shampoo with an active color protection complex to avoid loss of pigments.
As a conditioner you should opt for one which has ultra hydrating and nourishing ingredients, and of course an active color protection complex.
Best would be a hair care line that adapts to each particular hair color, like the color protection hair care range “Protection Couleur”.
I almost forgot: As a color refreshment at home, I can highly recommend the soft color pigment line “Glam Color Advanced” from La Biosthétique. You can choose from seven different color nuances.
WHERE DO I GET IT FROM?
At our hair salon in Palma de Mallorca or at any other La Biosthétique Coiffeur close to you.
Some other hair salons might also offer glossing services. But be aware! Make sure that the hairdresser of your choice is using mild, but effective quality glossing products. They should contain hair and scalp friendly ingredients, ideally from natural sources.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
At our hair salon in Palma a glossing service costs between €35 and €65, depending on the time and effort involved. Other high-class La Biosthétique salons might have similar prices.
To figure out the prices of other hair salons, please check prices directly with them.
HAIR GLOSS BEFORE AND AFTER
If you don´t want a complete hair color change, but a decent color refreshment, then I really recommend you going for a glossing service. Compared to a standard hair dye or tint, glossing is milder to your hair and scalp, it’s quicker, and at the same time you’ll get a healthy and revitalizing hair care treatment. That´s not bad at all!
So it´s perfect as an “in between refresher” to your permanent color services or a good introduction to hair color for someone with virgin (aka never-been-colored) hair.
Is all you want is just a wonderfull shiny hair, without changing your hair color at all? That´s not a problem either! There is a clear glossing treatment available, without any color pigments. This service works both for natural and colored hair.
Depending on your lifestyle and hair care, the glossing will make you happy for about 3 and 5 weeks, having great looking, shiny and silky hair. Than the effect slowly fades.
Good to know: High quality glossing products (such as the ones we use from La Biostétique) are mostly made from natural materials.
For all of those who have dry, brittle and dull hair, the glossing service is a real beauty boost. For beautiful, well-groomed, silky and shiny hair. You can see it and you can feel it!
My hair just loves it ;-)
Have a nice day!
Silke von Rolbiezki
This article was written by Silke von Rolbiezki, hairdresser, hair stylist and owner of ‘Silke von Rolbiezki Coiffure’ in Palma de Mallorca. She has been involved and connected for more than 19 years in the high end hairdressing industry. She has perfected her skills over time with top hair stylists in Germany and Spain. In addition to cutting and styling, Silke is very well known for her extensive expertise in hair coloring.
Text © Silke von Rolbiezki Coiffure, 2015
Pictures: © Soravit Lertphiphat, 2015
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