Simply, a glaze is a formula that extends the life of your color. Moreover, a glaze can tone down color or highlights that are too bright or brassy. “When a chemical service such as relaxers I highly recommend a glaze; it doesn’t damage the hair and it gives great shine!” Also, glazes are a great way for color-shy clients to ease into more permanent single processes and highlights.
Basically, a glaze (or gloss) is an ammonia-free, demi-permanent—temporary—color those coats the hair shaft, making hair incredibly shiny and more manageable. For the color-shy, a clear option is available, but glazes can be used to brighten blondes, deepen brunettes, or kick up redheads. For those with gray hair, a glaze can gently blend gray or take the yellow out of beautiful silvers. Because a glaze is ammonia-free, it may be done the same day as a relaxer or highlights. And best of all, a glaze is fast (10-20 minute application and processing time) and can easily be added to a haircut service. Lastly, the cost of glazes is a major factor in their popularity. “For half the cost of a highlight and a quarter of the time, a client can leave with beautiful, sexy color.” But remember: because glazes are demi-permanent, they only last for 2-4 weeks. So, the next time you are in the salon and need a color boost but don’t have the time for a single process, try a glaze. You won’t regret it!