What not try a Hair Gloss? March 08, 2018 17:16
As hair colour chameleons know, achieving a new colour is much more complex than simply choosing to go blonde or brunette. There’s an array of shades within each category, in warm and cool tones, and sometimes, using permanent colour on its own won’t get you the exact shade you desire. That’s where a hair glosses comes in.
After foils, balayage or tinting, Hair Glosses can help give your hair the tone you want, whether it’s a cooler shade of blonde, or a warm chestnut shade to add dimension or depth to brown hair. Think of it as the finishing touch to any hair colour transformation.
OPT FOR COLOR CORRECTION OR BRASS REMOVAL
Got uneven hair, or a result that’s too light, warm or cool? Shades EQ can help with all that too by correcting any discolouration or by gently blending and toning the hair for a stunning finish.
Similarly to colour-correcting makeup, Hair Glosses in Pastel shades can help colour correct and neutralise unwanted tones. For instance, if your blonde is pulling strawberry or reddish from your undertones or previous colour services, Pastel Green will neutralise the colour. If your brunette shows up with a blue or green tinge for the same reason, your colourist can reach for Pastel Peach to reduce any blue-tones (the same way a makeup artist would apply peach concealer to dark under-eye circles).
Hair turns brassy when bleaching or lifting doesn’t eliminate your natural underlying pigment. That’s why you sometimes see colour-treated blonde hair taking on unwanted yellow tones, or light brown hair taking on orange tones.
Aside from using special shampoos & conditioners, getting a bond-protecting service, or avoiding the sun and pool, a hair gloss can also work to combat brassiness. Your colourist can whip up a custom gloss colour that will bring you back to your desired tone.
ADD SHINE AND CONDITIONING
Just like a little black dress, lustrous locks are timeless, but radiant hair doesn’t always come naturally. Sometimes you need the help of blow dry oils, serums or shine-enhancing shampoos to get your strands to movie star status. With a Hair Gloss, you can give both colour-treated and natural hair the ultimate shine boost, since its gleaming effect on hair doesn’t rinse out immediately.
In addition to shine, Shades EQ hair gloss also softens hair. Infused with wheat amino acids, demi-permanent Hair Gloss is the colour that thinks it’s a conditioner.
Not looking to change your hair colour but still want to reap the benefits of show-stopping shine and softness? Just talk to your Morgan & Morgan colourist about getting the clear shade and in just a short amount of time, your hair will be sparkling.
REFRESH YOUR PERMANENT COLOUR DURING ROOT APPOINTMENTS
When your colourist gives you a touch-up using permanent colour on the roots, hair gloss can be used on the rest of your hair, so all of your locks look amazing by the end of the salon visit.
Here’s why it’s so important: since colour-treated hair gradually fades over time, the rest of your hair, not just your roots, are probably in need of a refresher by the time you need to conceal your roots. Hair Gloss will get your strands back to vibrant by giving your hair a shiny new coat.
They can alone can also work on covering grey roots, since it blends the grey without lifting hair’s natural pigment.
PLAY WITH THE PASTEL TREND
Experimenting with colour doesn’t mean you have to go permanent. If you want to try a new trend or slightly alter the natural hair you already have, hair glosses, which are meant to wash out over time, can help you do so.
Case in point: candy-coloured hair, which is all the rage these days. To celebrate the pastel hair trend, we have a wide range of intermixable glosses.. magical, dreamy shades like Lavender, Candy, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Pastel Green and Pastel Peach. These pale glosses all add a soft wash of colour to strands for a flawless, real-life filter-effect.
GO FOR THE GREY HAIR TREND
If you’ve been lusting over the grey hair look you’re suddenly seeing everywhere, but don’t yet have silver strands to begin with, a hair gloss can transform your lightened hair into the perfect silver shade of your dreams. We have 10 silver or grey shades you can play around with, including two new tones: Silver and Steel. Whether you want your grey hair to look more silver and ashy, or appear deeper or more metallic, there’s bound to be a shade for you.
EMBRACE NATURAL SILVER HAIR
Gone grey, and plan to stay that way? Just because you’ve sworn off permanent hair colour for the time being doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your natural silver. Using Hair Gloss, your colourist can adjust the appearance of your natural hair to add dimension or make it look more metallic, pearly or iridescent.
EXPERIMENT WITH FREQUENT SHADE CHANGE
Mermaid, opal, geode—hair colour trends change so often, it’s hard to keep up. With a Hair Gloss, you can experiment with new trends quickly and without the commitment or accompanying damage associated with using permanent colour.
Once applied to your hair, Glosses only needs 20 minutes for the colour to process, aka absorb, before having to be rinsed out. And since the service merely coats your strands and washes away over time, you won’t have to worry about visible regrowth or harsh lines if you have a change of heart about the colour you chose. As soon as your hair gloss fades, it’s off to the next!