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Mildred Sat 12-Mar-16 15:01:40

I have stopped having my hair coloured since I retired 2 years ago and I am my now natural colour silver grey with a few blonde highlights from Christmas 2014, do not want so start dyeing it again, but read about glossing, I was thinking of having it done before my holidays, I think a clear one, any advice?

tanith Sat 12-Mar-16 15:32:14

What is it Mildred?I've never heard of it.

f77ms Sat 12-Mar-16 16:24:12

Me neither but I will Google it as it sounds interesting

shysal Sat 12-Mar-16 16:40:51

I had never heard of it either. The home ones seem to vary enormously, so will try the Charles Worthington, to which the DM gave top marks.
My hair is curly and about 20-30% coarse grey.

Ana Sat 12-Mar-16 17:01:31

So these glossing products been around for two years or so (Mail article is dated May 2014). confused

I for one had certainly never heard of 'glossing' until this thread.

shysal Sat 12-Mar-16 17:02:00

Reading further, it seems the salon glosses are completely different, like a semi-permanent colour, but clear. I assume they will last through several shampoos. I never go to the hairdressers, so am unlikely to try it.
Let us know how you get on, Mildred.

Mildred Sun 13-Mar-16 08:43:37

I think my reason for trying it is I miss having my hair coloured, picking the colour, sitting quietly reading magazines while the colour works, then walking out a new me. However I do not want to spend the money on maintaining the colour, so glossing whilst adding to my bill would not be so expensive, thought I might do it before I went on holiday. I have a good cut every 5/6 weeks because I think the cut is more important to looking younger than colour.

NotTooOld Sun 13-Mar-16 22:54:12

This thread reminded me I have a glossing spray in the bathroom cupboard, a Frizease one. I think I only used it once and then put it away. Anyway, I got it out and gave my head a good spraying but it didn't look much different. Disappointing.