Most salons offer some form of light in-salon treatment. These treatments can range from glosses to conditioning treatments, with prices that range from $10 to close to $100. So are these worth it? Is it worth it to spend the extra money at your next visit or even make a special appointment just for these services? Click the notes. –– Kelly Rowe.
A “gloss” is semi or demi permanent color that is applied to the hair but they can also be just a clear gloss. Although they do nothing to make your hair healthier, if you like extra shine and reflection this is absolutely worth the price. No product you purchase can make your hair as shiny as a gloss can. They are quickly applied at your salon, are damage free and non-permanent. These are a great option in the winter when cool dry air makes your hair look dull.
If you want a relaxing experience at the salon or have just come back from a vacation that dried out your hair, a conditioning treatment is worth it. If you have damage that you are trying to repair with conditioning treatments, it’s better to do them at home. It’s impossible to “repair” hair; when damage is done, it’s done. Conditioning treatments only help damaged hair by keeping it strong enough to not break while you grow in new hair. In order for this to happen you need to do a conditioning treatment often and doing them at home is much more economical. Purchase Hair Repair Masque and apply during a long shower or bath.
Olaplex works by reinforcing and creating more bonds or “building blocks” on the hair. What’s great about this treatment is it isn’t a harsh chemical like a keratin treatment; plus, the many before and afters online prove it works time and time again so it continually reigns supreme as the IT product right now. The bad is these can get pricey and if you do them too often they can actually make your hair feel “hard” or a bit rough.
By Kelly Rowe. A Graduate of ARROJO Cosmetology School, Kelly is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.