Your hair can often be your “crowning glory”.
When I was younger I had A LOT of hair. So much so my hair dresser referred to it a “Lion’s mane”. It was long and super thick. It was so thick that trying to put it in a ponytail was a chore.
Fast forward 30+ years. My hair is still thick and long but it’s not as beautiful and luscious as it used to be. Age, the elements, years of hair care products, coloring and those dreaded perm years (I used to perm my hair as a teen/young adult) has left my hair drab and dull.
I still use hair care products and color my hair, but I am more “picky” about the products I use. I want to use products that will over all benefit my hair.
My hair is dull and lacking that healthy, youthful shine. That is not the case anymore now that I’ve had the opportunity to try Rita Hazan’s Ultimate Shine Color Gloss.
Here is a little background and information about the product I was sent to review.
I was sent to review the gloss for red hair and the clear gloss.
I normally color my hair an Auburn color. I’m a natural dirty blonde with strawberry highlights. I feel as though I should have been born with Auburn hair. I look so much better with Auburn hair. My natural hair color is just so “blah”.
I wanted to see how the gloss for red hair helped when I finally got around to coloring my hair again. The company also sent me the clear gloss which works with any hair.
Warning… if you have a lot of gray/silver/white hair the gloss makes them REALLY stand out. I found that out when I used the clear gloss before I colored my hair. I didn’t realize how much the gloss made those colors stand out until my husband said to me that he didn’t realize how much gray/silver/white hair I had. Yikes! That comment prompted me to color my hair right away.
This product is so easy to use. It also rinses out very well. I was concerned that it would leave my hair feeling stiff, sticky or have some kind of a funky residue on it. It doesn’t. Just put it on, wait a few minutes then rinse it out. It’s that easy.
I have tried both the clear and the red. Initially I thought the red was supposed to add a “tint” of hair coloring to my hair with use. I didn’t notice that at all. I think the colored glosses are more so to maintain your hair color (if you color your hair), not add color.
I feel like the red has made the color keep in my hair a little longer then it usually does. My hair doesn’t seem to absorb hair coloring too well. I can color my hair and then 2-3 weeks later the color has faded and it doesn’t look like I colored my hair at all. I think the gloss has helped to slow down the fading process.
I didn’t think to take a before/after photo of my hair after I colored it. It would have been nice to compare the photos to see if the gloss really did keep my hair more colorful and vibrant then usual.
If you don’t color your hair the clear gloss would be perfect for you.
The product does work – and very well too I might add. It really does leave your hair shiny and healthy looking. It’s not a fake looking shine either. In the past I’ve used products that add shine that make your hair look like it was dipped in clear nail polish – meaning the shine looked fake. Not only that it made my hair look greasy.
With Rita Hazan’s Ultimate Shine Color Gloss your hair has a more youthful, healthy appearance. It’s not weighed down, nor does it come across as being “fake” or leave your hair feeling greasy. Your hair feels soft to the touch and you can style it any way you please.
Over all I am very pleased with the result. Even my teenage daughter enjoys using the clear gloss on her hair.
The gloss is available at Rita Hazan salons, www.RitaHazan.com, Ulta and Sephora.
You get a lot in each bottle which should last a decent amount of time with regular use (I use mine 2-3 times per week).
Does your hair need a bit of shine and vitality? What do you think about the hair gloss idea? Have you tried similar products?
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.