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Help Your Hair Color Last Longer with an At-Home Gloss

Shop 8 of our must-have formulas.

By: Hannah Baxter

It’s been almost two months since we’ve gone into quarantine, and let’s be honest, we’re getting concerned about our hair color. The typical six-to-eight weeks between appointments—depending on what type of process your colorist does—is a distant memory by now, even if you were fortunate enough to sneak into the salon before social distancing went into effect. Luckily, you can maintain what’s left of your color at home, even if you’re not ready to attempt an at-home dye job (more on that soon). A hair gloss can help revive your existing color and bring it back to its former brilliance without the risk of a full coloring session. Says celebrity colorist Jenna Perry, “[a gloss] is not breaking into the hair cuticle, it’s just coating it, which is what makes the hair really shiny. It’s more translucent [than full color].”


dpHUE Color Boosting Gloss + Deep Conditioning Treatment, $35 $28

There are 11 different colors in this hair gloss collection, which means you can target your specific shade and tone while also boosting your hair’s hydration. The formula is also sulfate and paraben free.

KEVIN.MURPHY Blonde Angel Treatment, $38

Nourishing sunflower seed and olive oil extracts help restore the shine to color-treated blond hair while biotin, niacin, and vitamins A and E keep it feeling stronger than ever. Brassy tones are banished in just a two-minute session.

Amika Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask, $25

This fast-acting hair gloss (although the texture is much more pliable, like a serum) is appropriate for any hair type and helps revive even the dullest of dye jobs. It even has red wine extract to douse your strands in nourishing antioxidants. Chic!

Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Color, $50

Think of this glaze as a top coat for your hair—it adds strength and shine just the way a top coat does for your nails. Your color is revived in no time, thanks to a blend of watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower extracts.

Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss, $26

This clear foaming mousse brings the sparkle back to your hair color courtesy of vitamin B5, while silk amino acids leave it feeling extra soft and hydrated.

Uberliss Bond Sustainer, $15

Anyone with wildly colored hair (think blue, pink, purple, etc.), this one’s for you. This type of color fades the fastest, which is why using a semi-permanent color in between washes can help sustain your vibrant shade until you make it back into a salon. It’s a gloss-meets-at-home-dye hybrid.

Bumble and bumble Bb. Color Gloss in Cool Blonde, $34

Keeping a platinum or cool blond shade bright and brass-free requires a stellar purple gloss every few weeks. This argan-oil-rich gloss applies to dry hair and then rinses in the shower. Your color will look better and brighter in no time.

John Freida Color Refreshing Gloss, $9

A color-care classic, this hair gloss refreshes color and strengthens dry, damaged hair all in one treatment. Stock up on as many as you can get your hands on, as they sell out quickly.

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