It was only a few months ago that I realised such a thing as Hair Glaze existed when I saw it on a list of services offered by a local salon. It was something that immediately piqued my interest as it promises no colour but lots of shine.
Shine On Original is an At Home hair glaze, promising lots of shiny hair that lasts for up to 24 washes and easily done at home. I was pretty keen to try this out. I wasn’t worried about the application at all, I’ve not dyed my hair at home for several years now, but it wasn’t that long ago I considered myself a pro at home colouring!
A bit of info about the product. You can use this on all hair types and textures, whether colour treated, natural or grey. It does contain a very small percentage of peroxide (1.9%) but will not affect your existing colour at all. It is a “collagen rich, conditioning hair glaze” which contains a “unique ‘diamond’ clear molecule giving mirror shine”.
So what you get in your box is this:
Gloves, Pre Cleanse Treatment, Developer and Collagen Shine Cream. If you’ve used an a home dye then you pretty much already know what you’re doing.
The Pre Cleanse Treatment is an important step, in that its a clarifying shampoo basically. Easy to use but be careful to read the instructions properly. Then its just a case of adding the developer to the shine cream, shaking to mix thoroughly, then applying, starting at the ends first and ending up at your roots, mostly because your hair is dryer on the ends and therefore probably more in need of a boost of shine. Then you leave the whole lot on for 20 minutes and rinse away. It’s recommended that you straighten your hair afterwards to sort of seal the product in and also that you don’t wash your hair for 48 hours after, although you can use dry shampoo so it’s no bother.
So I suppose the best thing I can do is show you the before and afters before I talk any more. The afters are all the pictures where my hair is straight. The befores are where my hair is natural.
I have to be honest, I do think its a little bit more shiny, but that could possibly be because it’s straight. It’s certainly not as shiny as I’d hoped for. All the after pictures above were taken immediately after the process, so here’s how it looked 48 hours later when I washed my hair and let it dry naturally.
After the first wash after the treatment, 48 hours later:
In all honesty, I think the difference is very subtle indeed. But I think I’ll see what you think. I certainly give it full marks for being incredibly easy to use. I didn’t get the results I was hoping for I have to say but perhaps my expectations were far too high, I’ve no experience of glazes before.
So my question to you lovely readers, do you think it’s made a difference because this is one of those things where I really can’t tell at all!
If you fancy giving this a go then you can purchase this for £12.99 from www.keepmeinspired.co.uk
EDIT – there was a bit of sunshine yesterday when I was out and about and it definitely, in the sun, looked more shiny, still nothing dramatic though!
*Disclosure – PR Sample*