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How To Gloss Your Hair At Home

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Glossing is a popular technique that can give your hair a healthy shine and improve its color vibrancy, without making a mess. This easy-to-do process provides a great look that is perfect for capturing stunning photos. To do a clear glossing treatment at home, you can use Redken Shades EQ Crystal Clear Gloss mixed with equal parts of Shades Eq Processing Solutions. You have the option to buy a large bottle for long-term use, or start with a smaller amount to test it out before committing to regular application.

Here's what you will need:

  • Redken Shades EQ processing Solution Shades EQ Crystal Clear 000 Equal Parts each

  • Hairbrush or comb

  • Plastic gloves

  • Old towel or shirt

  • Bowl and brush (optional) or a color bottle Leak proof slant tip applicator


  1. Choose a clear gloss that matches your hair type and color or just a clear shine. You can find hair glosses at most beauty supply stores or online. My preferred brand is Redken and I only use the clear gloss.

  2. Start by washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove any buildup or residue.

  3. Rinse your hair thoroughly and gently towel dry until it's damp.

  4. Put on your plastic gloves to protect your hands from the gloss.

  5. Apply the gloss to your hair in sections, using either the applicator brush provided or a separate bowl and brush. Start at the roots and work your way down to the tips, making sure to evenly distribute the gloss throughout your hair.

  6. Once you have applied the gloss, let it sit for the recommended time (usually around 20-30 minutes).

  7. Rinse the gloss out of your hair with cool water until the water runs clear.

  8. Condition hair and usualand style.


  • Make sure to read and follow the instructions on your specific hair gloss product carefully.

  • Use an old towel or shirt to protect your clothing from any spills or drips.

  • Don't apply the gloss too close to your scalp, as it can make your hair look greasy.

  • Glossing is a temporary solution and will gradually fade with each wash. You may need to reapply the gloss every 4-6 weeks to maintain the shine.

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