If your hair is looking a bit blah lately and you don’t feel ready to head into a salon just yet, you might want to consider an at-home hair gloss. When used correctly, a hair gloss can give lackluster strands a quick boost of shine, and in some cases, it can refresh your color as well. But there are a few things you should know about the treatment before clicking “add to cart.”
“A hair gloss, also called a toner, is used to add shine, neutralize any colors you don't want to see (as is the case with any brassiness that’s crept in), or enhance a color in your hair,” explains Emily Cable, a stylist at Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles.
“You can think of it as a temporary color balancer,” adds Jonathan Colombini, a celebrity hair stylist for L'Oréal Paris. “A clear gloss will just add shine, whereas a tinted gloss can also help
neutralize brassiness or add warmth, depending on your needs.”