How to achieve the ‘French glossing’ technique at home

It may seem that a lot of the most popular beauty trends come out of France, from bright red lips and minimal makeup to one of the more recent trends, hair glossing.

If you struggle with hair that looks limp and dull, this new styling technique could be the secret to achieving the healthy, shiny hair of your dreams.

Keep on reading to find out how you can achieve this hottest trend at home.

What is hair glossing? 

Hair glossing is a technique that is typically used in hair salons that involves applying permanent hair color to the roots and an ammonia-free gloss distributed throughout the rest of the hair using a gradient technique.

The final look results in an ombre-style effect that brings out all the different tones in your hair, making it look much more reflective and glossy.

It’s a technique that anyone can enjoy, regardless of their hair color or texture but, if you don’t have the time to run down to your local salon, you can achieve a similar look at home.

How can I achieve the French glossing technique at home?

If you want to stay away from the hair dye, or just a DIY version of this popular new technique. You just need to add a few products into your hair care routine, like:


  • Hydrating shampoo and conditioner
  • Nourishing hair mask for weekly use
  • Hair oil
  • Shine spray

Starting off your routine with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner will leave your hair feeling silky smooth as soon as you step out of the shower. This will act as a base for the rest of your hair products.

You can also use a nourishing hair mask once a week to keep your locks extra soft, protected, and strong.

Then it’s important to be mindful of the rest of the products that you use in your routine and think about how they can contribute to an all-over glow.

Shine sprays, hair oils, leave-in conditioners, and smoothing creams can all give your hair a beautiful shine – although be careful to not use them all at once and stray into greasy hair territory.

Remember that healthy hair will always look shinier and glossier, so if you want to really achieve the French glossing technique, it’s important to take good care of your hair and use a range of hair products that will keep it strong, nourished, and protected.

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