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With endless terms and techniques floating around the world of beauty, it can be confusing to understand what your hair needs and when. If you’re someone who color’s their hair — from highlights to a single process or root touch-ups —  reading up on the best treatments to book at the salon plus the best home care products to invest in will completely change the longevity of your shade. Not to mention, it can also improve your finished style! 

You’ve probably seen everything from keratin to bonding treatments to help improve the quality of your hair, however, there is one service you might not know about that you should be asking for by name in the salon — a Redken Shades EQ gloss

Why You Haven’t Heard About It:

It is one of the most widely used services in the salon, yet clients don’t always know about it. That’s because it is a professional-only treatment that is usually applied at the shampoo bowl. Many stylists will refer to it as a gloss or a glaze to help perfect your hair color, but with it does so much more than that. 

What Is A Redken Shades EQ Gloss?

A Redken Shades EQ gloss is a demi permanent hair color that does not have the power to lift your shade lighter, only deposit tone. Your stylist may use it after highlights to remove unwanted colors that naturally occur during the coloring process. 

What Redken Shades EQ Gloss Does:

On Highlighted Hair

For example, if you have brunette hair and you receive balayage, your hair can pull “brassy” or look orange to you. What you stylist will then do is apply a specifically formulated Shades EQ gloss formula over your hair to get rid of these unwanted colors and leave you with the neutral blonde you wanted.

On Gray Coverage Root Touch-Ups 

A Shades EQ gloss can also be used on gray coverage clients to refresh the ends of their hair at root touch up appointments. The shade can be matched to you root color and applied to the mid-lengths and ends to combat any fading that may have occurred as hair grows and create a more seamless color from root to tip.

On Natural Hair

This treatment can also be used on natural hair to deepen your tone, blend grays without the need for a permanent dye or simply add a glossy finish. This is a great option for anyone who wants to try out a new shade or blend their grays without a big commitment. This is because the formula will eventually wash out over time leaving you with no line of demarcation.

Can Redken Shades EQ be used on all colors and hair types?

The answer is yes! Redken Shades EQ has an extensive line of shades that your stylist will pick from based on your color preferences. In addition to this, the formula is highly conditioning and will actually help regulate the pH balance of your hair after coloring services for softer, shinier results. 

Are there different types of Redken Shades EQ glosses?

Redken has continued to innovate the cult-favorite formula to include new services available within the range. 

Redken Shades EQ Color Lacquer 10 Minute

Available in both Redken Shades EQ Color Lacquer and Redken Shades EQ Color Lacquer 10 Minute, this permanent formula is ideal for root touch up clients. This line is applied in the same liquid formula format everyone loves about Shades EQ, but has the ability to cover 100% of grays. Based on your hair, your stylist will either pick Redken Shades EQ Color Lacquer or the new Redken Shades EQ Color Lacquer 10 Minute to easily cover grays in just 10 minutes! 

Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside

You’ve probably heard about bonding treatments by now, but did you know they can be added directly to your color formula? Redken has created Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside, which includes a bonding agent in the formula to help repair color-treated hair from the inside out. Making the glossing service even more important to ask for in the salon.