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Gloss smudging, sssh!! The best-kept secret for natural-looking hair color

Today we're letting you in on the latest hot trend in hair coloration, all the way from Los Angeles: gloss smudging!

What is gloss smudging?


With their fast-paced lifestyles, gloss smudging is the secret that LA ladies don't want you to know about. Not only does this type of coloration add gorgeous depth and tone to hair, but it's a practical and effortless way to extend the lifespan of hair color. Sorry girls, your secret to long-lasting hair glamour is out, and gaining popularity worldwide!


Gloss smudging involves applying a gloss to the roots after coloring the hair. This gloss acts as a "smudge" between your new hair color and natural shade, meaning that the demarcation between the two colors remains virtually invisible. Say hello to less maintenance and the opportunity to subtly grow out your natural hair color. As long as your new hue is lighter than your natural shade then go for it – this is one technique where there are no blurred lines, it suits all!

Taking care of colored hair


A huge advantage of gloss smudging is that it means fewer visits to the salon for those oh-so important touch ups, but on the other hand it also means that you need to make sure you're taking super good care of your color at home. Get that silky shine and healthy volume by using L'Oréal Professionnel's Vitamino Color A OX haircare range. Indulge in a weekly mask to hydrate your hair and lock in moisture to repair damaged ends.


Make the most of your gloss smudging effect by using a beautifying hair oil, which adds a non-greasy shine to your locks. We love Huile Radiance from the Mythic Oil collection, a light and nourishing blend of argan oil and cranberry oil that gives a delicious glow to the hair. Just rub a few drops between your hands and run down the hair, focusing on the lengths and ends.

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