While nourishing hair masks and nutritive oils are great post-summer go-tos for repairing, rehydrating and smoothing frazzled locks, a one-off gloss treatment added to your at-home haircare repertoire between salon trips will go one step further to tame frizz, restoring colour vibrancy and boosting shine. Available as ‘clear glosses’ that can be applied to any hair types to add vibrancy, you can also choose coloured glosses that act as a tint to revive existing colour work and tone brassiness.

Application methods vary but glossing treatments tend to be light-weight, water or gel textures – great if traditional creamy masks tend to weigh down your lengths. Applied to wet hair and left to work their magic, strands should be left softened, toned and with a mirror shine. Here are a dozen hair glosses to try at home.

By Lydia Mansi
September 2023