Hair Glaze Colors
How to Make a Hair Color Glaze
If your tresses are beginning to look a little tired and dull but it just isn’t time for another coloring, it may be time for you to learn how to make a hair color glaze. A hair glaze treatment is commonly used to extend the life of your color treatment and give you back that “just colored” shine and sass. The best part? Even you can accomplish professional looking hair glazing without making that sizeable investment of time and money in the salon chair.
You’re going to need the following: A large applicator bottle, a box of your favorite hair color – use a color close or identical to your own color for best results, conditioner, shampoo. (As you shop for hair colorant products know that manufacturers use a numbering system to identify the amount of color which will be left on your hair. The lower the number, the more color will be left behind. A level 10 hair color will leave the least color behind.)
In order to begin your Hair Gloss Treatment, the first order of business is to go ‘goo-free.” Wash your hair the day before you glaze and don’t use the usual conditioner, styling chemicals, gels or sprays. These products coat the hair shaft and interfere with the glazing process.
1. Fill your applicator bottle half full with conditioner then add 1 tablespoon of shampoo.
2. Open the gel color and add to the applicator bottle along with the developer crème and any aromatic oils which may be included in your color kit. (If you have very short hair, you’ll need about 1/3 of the contents of your color kit. If your hair is longer, you’ll need half the box. Use only what you need as you may not store the product after it has been mixed.) Replace the applicator cap and shake to mix well.
3. Apply the hair color glaze according to the instructions on your color kit and time it as directed. (For less color, cut the developing time by five to 15 minutes as you wish.)
4. Rinse the glaze out and do not shampoo for at least 24 hours.
This process should give your hair color a happy tune-up and give you that salon fresh look for weeks. One word of warning: There are chemicals involved in hair glaze colors and they can tend to dry your hair over time, so you shouldn’t apply a glaze more than once a month if you color your hair regularly.