The Benefits of Using A Hair Glaze

Whether you have dry, unruly hair or you simply want to boost the color and shine of your hair, a hair glaze is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make your hair smooth, lustrous, and beautiful. Featured here are the many benefits of using a hair glaze.

What Is A Hair Glaze?

A hair glaze is a salon-quality, at-home hair treatment that you can use weekly (or every time you shampoo). A hair glaze provides your hair with noticeably reflective shine, vitality, and luster. These ammonia and peroxide-free hair treatments are available as either clear glossing and conditioning treatments that simply boost shine and add silky vibrancy, or in tinted versions (designed to enrich the color of your natural or treated hair color).

The Benefits Of Using A Hair Glaze

Being a blend of conditioning and lightweight silicones, hair glazes lightly coat the cuticle to condition and add shine to the hair shaft without the heaviness or oiliness of traditional shine serums. In addition, they help minimize frizz and the look of dryness, as well as making your hair touchable, soft, and smooth. Suitable for all hair types, these easy-to-use rinse-off formulas are a great alternative to professional glazing services. If you have your hair regularly highlighted or colored, a hair glaze will not interfere with these treatments. If anything, it will help boost your hair color, and make your color look more vibrant and rich.

How To Apply A Hair Glaze

After shampooing and conditioning your hair, squeeze out all the excess water from your wet hair. Then apply the hair glaze (from roots to tips), leave on for about 3 minutes (or whatever time the instructions indicate). Wash out thoroughly and style as usual. After the first treatment, you’ll instantly notice results. Over repeated use, your hair will look shinier, healthier, and smoother.

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  1. My current stylist washes, conditions, puts glaze on then rinse out immediately. My previous stylist washed, condioned, rinsed, and then put a glaze on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. Which is best??

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Hi Wendy, I’d recommend getting your hair highlighted first, and then using a clear glaze 1-2x week afterwards, to keep it shiny.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Yes! I recommend shampooing and conditioning your hair first. Then, rinse the hair, and apply the glaze (for 3-minutes) while still in the shower. Then rinse out.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Wash and shampoo your hair first, then apply the glaze (leave it on for a few minutes), then rinse out.

  2. Why do the The directions say to shampoo and condition, after leaving it on your hair for 20 Minutes? Why not just rinse like when you leave it on for three minutes??

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Hi Gwen, to clarify – the instructions say to shampoo & condition before using the hair glaze. Basically, you use it on clean, wet hair. Then leave-in for 3-minutes and rinse out. It’s that easy.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      It doesn’t straighten the hair, although it does make the hair cuticle lay flatter (which makes it look shinier). I recommend using a volumizing shampoo & a volumizing mousse (in the roots) to add fullness.

  3. Can I mix/use a clear hair glaze with a blue/violet hair deep conditioner at the smae time? Is this too much conditioning. I have fine hair?

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Hi Maddy, that’s a good question. From my knowledge, using a hair glaze on color-treated hair is just fine. I recommend asking your hairstylist to make sure before using. And make sure to take care of your hair, since color-treated hair is prone to more damage.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Hi Carol, yes that’s correct. You only want to rinse it out after applying. A glaze coats the hair follicle, making it appear shinier.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      A lot of retailers and online stores carry these products, including Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, and Amazon.

  4. I have been having trouble with my hair. It has been dry and frail for the past two months now. It was tremendous to know that hair glazes lightly coat the cuticle to condition and add shine to the hair shaft without the heaviness or oiliness of traditional shine serums. I am no expert, so I will keep that in mind when I go get my hair checked by a specialist who knows more about hair than I do!

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