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When’s the last time you got a gloss? Contrary to popular belief, gloss treatments — like Redken Shades EQ — aren’t just for clients who regularly color their hair. Asking for a clear treatment is a surefire way to condition hair, hide split ends and add a high level of gloss to your finished style. Read on to find out why Redken Shades EQ Gloss is the treatment of the season, whether you color your hair or not! 

What It Is:

Thanks to YouTube and IG Live, by now you’ve probably heard about glossing treatments. In case you haven’t a hair gloss or “toner” is a demi-permanent hair color treatment that is used to coat the hair — either adding color or simply shine. This service is often applied directly after highlighting and is the secret behind getting rid of “brassy” hair in an instant. The most popular glossing service on the market is Redken Shades EQ — a professional-only product, you’ll need to visit the salon to have this service done. 

How Long Does It Take?

A fairly quick process, due to the fact that Shades EQ is a liquid hair color application can be done with a bottle and brush for fast results. Processing time varies based on whether you are darkening hair, combating unwanted tones or simply adding a clear gloss, but will usually take about 20 minutes or less. 

The Benefits:

Think of Shades EQ Gloss like a top coat, but for your hair. This formula works to add condition, shine and improve the overall look and feel of your hair. Additionally, with the new Shades EQ Bonder Inside formula featuring built-in bonder technology, stylists are able to improve from the inside out — cutting down on damage caused by coloring or bleach and improving strength to sensitized strands! 

How Often Should You Gloss?

Gloss treatments can be applied about every 4-6 weeks depending on your care routine in between. Your home care routine should already encompass healthy habits for color-treated hair like adding Redken Color Extend Blondage or Color Extend Brownlights to enhance blonde and brunette colors or Redken All Soft to improve the look, feel and shine after a clear gloss!