What Is Hair Glaze?

By LeafTV Editor

Hair glaze can help revive your hair color or highlights and make dull tresses look shiny and healthy again. The effect, whether you apply the glaze yourself or go to a stylist, is temporary.

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What Is Hair Glaze



Hair glazes come in clear and color versions. They are available for at-home use or as professional salon products.


Paul Cucinello, creative director of New York's Chris Chase Salon, says that at-home glazes usually contain more peroxide than salon products. Too much peroxide can dry out your hair. He also recommends using a clear glaze, since the color you get may not match what's on the box.


Glaze covers the hair shaft with a coat of semi-permanent color or clear shine. The effect lasts one to two weeks.


Hair glaze is not the same thing as hair gloss, although some hair-care product manufacturers interchange the terms. The effect of hair gloss lasts twice as long because the gloss enters the hair's cuticle.


Some hair stylists will apply a hair glaze to newly colored hair to help keep the color vibrant for a longer time.


Hair glaze is a liquid product applied to wet hair and left on for 10 to 20 minutes before it is rinsed out. Some hair glaze products are heat-activated.