Q: Dear Hair Trauma, My hair looks very dull and dry all the time. I’ve heard I could use a glaze color to enhance my hair’s natural shine, but will this be harmful on my strands?
A: You’re definitely on the road to more luster and shine, using a glaze color.
Glaze hair colors also known as a shine gloss for your strands, has become one of the least harmful ways to boost your hair’s natural shine.
Unlike other damaging hair colors, glazes tend to be ammonia-free, so there’s no need to worry about hair breakage caused by over-processing.
Products that help give shines like oils, sprays, and greases leave your hair with product buildup and no movement or body.
We recommend using a simple clear-colored glaze since it can be used on all shades of natural, color-treated, or highlighted hair. Our favorite is JOHN FRIEDA’S Luminous Glaze Clear Shine Gloss, 6.5oz, $9, available at drug stores and mass retailers.
This affordable DIY gel-creme formula will give your hair vibrancy and shine while saving you a trip to the beauty salon. Simply shampoo, condition, and apply glaze for 3 minutes, then rinse.
JOHN FRIEDA recommends using the glaze a minimum of three times a week. However, we realize that most Juicy girls only shampoo their strands weekly or bi-weekly, so instead use this product as a weekly shine-surge treatment; in which once a week you would apply Clear Shine Luminous Glaze on dry, unwashed hair for 20 minutes, then rinse.
Believe us, you will be amazed at how healthy, shiny, and vibrant your strands look after just one use!