I decided to test out celebrity stylist Kristin Ess’s at-home Signature Hair Gloss in the shade Bittersweet for this review. You can see in the above photo what my hair looked like prior to the gloss. My natural color consists of a reddish, dark brown. I’d never used a hair gloss treatment prior to this, so I was extra careful when mixing the formulas. It comes with two pre-measured bottles and gloves for any other newbies out there wondering. You pour one into the other, shake it a bit, and you’re ready to go. It’s labeled as an in-shower treatment, but I definitely had to shut off the water and step out to let it sit for 20 minutes. I also have to note that it can definitely get messy so be prepared for that.
Once I applied the entire bottle of gloss to wet hair and let it sit, I hopped back in the shower and shampooed and conditioned like normal. I really loved the results. The gloss added a lot of vibrancy and shine to my natural color that I’ll fully admit was not there before. It almost looked like I dyed my hair a rich, black cherry shade and I was living for it. You can’t see a dramatic difference in the above photo, but the results are definitely there, and I think it added the perfect amount of extra color I was looking for. My only con is that my hair had a bit of a weird quality to it after using the gloss and conditioning. (It was most likely due to the color deposits.) Hopefully, that won’t affect my hair too much, but overall this gloss is a great at-home option for those who want to boost their natural hue or for those who color their hair. You can see my results plus check out a few other great at-home options down below.