Hair glaze is a temporary treatment for colored hair, making it shiny, smooth and healthy-looking. You can apply it yourself at home, or have a professional do it at a salon or spa. If you want to save money, you should choose to do your hair glaze at home, since there are many glaze products on the market now that are just as good as getting it done at a salon. For example, there are many loreal hair color products available that include hair glazes and hair glosses, with colors like caramel, ash brown, Mocha, Butterscotch, Crème Brulee (a light ash blonde), and Biscotti (dark golden brown). Prices for these loreal hair color products in glazes range from $9-24 and can be found at most large chain stores and pharmacies.
Some experts say that at-home hair glazes (such as the loreal hair color products mentioned above) contain higher amounts of peroxide than professional hair care and glazes, which can make hair dry and brittle. Some also say to try a clear hair glaze if attempting this at home, since the glaze color on the box may not match exactly to your actual hair color. Professional hair care treatments for colored hair (including glazes and glosses) are pricier, but seem to be less harsh than the at-home varieties.
There are differences between hair glaze and hair color, the main one being hair glaze is not permanent like dyes and colors, lasting only one to two weeks at most. Glazes cover the hair shaft with a clear or colored coat of glass that creates a healthy look and vibrant shine.