A good hair glaze?

Last time I got a cut at Deva, I talked with my stylist about using a glaze, to boost shine and maybe to cover up some of my grays. (I have very few, but I have black black hair -- I can see where I might like them to be honey colored or what have you rather than stark white!) I'm wondering: Does anyone do anything like this at home, and if so, can you recommend what you use? I've heard such terrible things about the John Frieda, which is the only one I've noticed at the store . .. Thanks!
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3b, fine, medium density, low porosity
CG for 10+ years!
Wash: CJ Daily Fix
Rinse-out: CJ Argan/Olive, Regis Olive Oil, something by Giovanni?
DT: CJ Hair Rehab, CJ Repair Me
Leave-in: CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Deva Styling Lotion (HG!!)
Maybe cassis ( sometimes called, natural henna)? It would condition your hair and turn your greys strawberry blond/golden.

Mehandi.com shop - Cassia Obovata makes your hair shiny, healthy and strong and restores gray or drab blond color!
Modified CG since 8/12
Hair: BSL, Thick, Low Porosity, Dense, 3A
HG's: Moogoo, Ultraorganics Intense Camomile Conditioner and Clear Henna Hair Wax, Sukin Conditioners, CO, Spray Bottle, Henna
Low-Poo: Moogoo Shampoo
Co-Wash: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner
DT: CHHW, ICC, CO
LI: Sukin Moisture Restoring
Colour: Henna
As we age, the hair pigment molecules in our hair change and our hair becomes more coarse and as a result less shiny. Have you ever looked at a baby or child and thought I would love shiny hair like that? Do you want that shine? You can get that at a hair salon.

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What do you/ Deva mean by glaze, semi permanent? The John Frieda is packed with silicones and alcohol, assume that is not what the stylist meant, since that is not CG. I suspect most other products that promise increased shine will rely on silicones to achieve that.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

Last edited by Firefox7275; 05-23-2013 at 07:39 AM.
Noumenon, I'm going to try that cassia! They recommend mixing with lemon juice to cover gray. Will that also bleach my dark hair? I'm wondering.

Firefox, I'm not real sure what she meant -- assume it must have been some CG pro product? That John Frieda looks bad!!!
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3b, fine, medium density, low porosity
CG for 10+ years!
Wash: CJ Daily Fix
Rinse-out: CJ Argan/Olive, Regis Olive Oil, something by Giovanni?
DT: CJ Hair Rehab, CJ Repair Me
Leave-in: CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Deva Styling Lotion (HG!!)
Noumenon, I'm going to try that cassia! They recommend mixing with lemon juice to cover gray. Will that also bleach my dark hair? I'm wondering.

Firefox, I'm not real sure what she meant -- assume it must have been some CG pro product? That John Frieda looks bad!!!
Originally Posted by MaggieT
Awesome! I LOVE both cassia and henna they both work wonders on my hair. Don't stress about the lemon juice, it's mixed in to help release the dye in the cassia, there is not enough to bleach. A couple of tips to get this right (given how many times i've done some things wrong).

1.) Mix it up and leave it for at least 24 hours. The longer you leave it the more dye release you get and thus the better colour

2.) If you have dry hair and your not keen on using lemon juice, you can your orange juice (from an orange, lots of people make the mistake of using OJ from the carton) or Apple Cider Vinegar. If you use these then you really do have to wait the 24 hours because they seem to work slower at releasing the dye.

3.) I tend to leave my cassia on over night (that has a lot to do with my work hours rather then what works best). To aid the colour bonding i've found I get a better results if I blow wave my hair completely dry before I wash it out. Be prepared for little bits of cassia to get all over your bathroom, so I recommend covering your sink with some old towels. This step is really worth it though.

4.) The BEST hair mask I use is cassia mixed in with plan yogurt and camomile tea. Its leaves your hair looking like something out of a magazine.


Good Luck!!!
Modified CG since 8/12
Hair: BSL, Thick, Low Porosity, Dense, 3A
HG's: Moogoo, Ultraorganics Intense Camomile Conditioner and Clear Henna Hair Wax, Sukin Conditioners, CO, Spray Bottle, Henna
Low-Poo: Moogoo Shampoo
Co-Wash: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner
DT: CHHW, ICC, CO
LI: Sukin Moisture Restoring
Colour: Henna

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