Hair Glosses
These hair glosses are the secret to shiny strands. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Shiny strands are true #hairgoals. Especially if you color your locks and can't make it to the salon every single time you need a touch-up. The secret to borderline-blinding hair? At-home hair glosses.

Now not all hair glosses are created equal. You want to look for formulas that not only make things brighter, but better, too. Hydration helpers like hyaluronic acid, comforting conditioners and UV blockers are key. You also need to find the right one for your hair type. If your locks are wavy or curly, look for a product specifically designed to care for your coils.

Another thing to consider is the method of delivery. There are in-shower treatments that work like masks when you apply them, you just have to wait a bit before rinsing off. Then there are the hair gels and hair oils pulling double duty. They let you increase shine while you style. Instant hair masks only require a few seconds to get the job done, while heat-activated recipes take a little time to dry and reap the benefits.

Now that you've got all the info, it's time to make your selection. Keep reading to see the best hair glosses currently on the market.

OUAI Hair Gloss In-Shower Shine Treatment
OUAI

OUAI Hair Gloss In-Shower Shine Treatment, $34 at Sephora

OUAI's hair gloss is meant to be used after shampooing. Simply separate your strands into sections, then apply a pea-size amount from mid-lengths to ends. Wait five minutes before rinsing. The formula features hyaluronic acid and rice water to boost shine, fight frizz, protect color and increase strength.

Oribe Curl Gloss Hydration Hold
Oribe

Oribe Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold, $42 at Oribe

A gloss and a gel in one? Yes, please. The lightweight combo adds shape and shine for curls without crunch. Passionflower, jicama and cupuacu work in harmony to fight humidity and deeply condition.

Amika Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask
Amika

Amika Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask, $30 at Sephora

This mask makes getting shiny, soft and hydrated hair a breeze. All it takes is 60 seconds. No, really. After a minute, rinse out the amino acid- and UV filter-boasting treatment and you're done.

Drybar Liquid Glass Instant Glossing Rinse
Drybar

Drybar Liquid Glass Instant Glossing Rinse, $34 at Nordstrom

Drybar's rinse relies on Reverse-Micellar Technology to smooth strands while leaving behind silky and shiny locks. It accomplishes such a feat in only 10 seconds. Plus, it has the brand's Noir scent complete with notes of ginger, mint and sandalwood.

RCo Gemstone Ultra Shine Glossing Treatment
R+Co

R+Co Gemstone Ultra Shine Glossing Treatment, $38 at R+Co

Add shine while giving your hair color a big boost with this treatment. The rich formula hydrates, increases color vibrancy and seals damaged cuticles. It even supplies UV protection.

Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Oil Everyday Gloss
Bread Beauty Supply

Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Oil Everyday Gloss, $24 at Ulta Beauty

"Like a lip gloss but for your hair," this silicone-free blend can be used daily to turn up the shine. You can use it as your go-to styler or as a pre-wash treatment. Kakadu plum is the secret to its success leaving curls soft, smooth and glossy and smelling divine.

IGK EXPENSIVE Hi-Shine Gloss Treatment
IGK

IGK EXPENSIVE Hi-Shine Gloss Treatment, $32 at Sephora

IGK's in-shower gloss treatment not only enhances color and adds high shine, it intensely softens. It even fights frizz. It's all thanks to its combination of amla oil, sea kelp extract and sunflower seed oil.

Kenra Professional Platinum Silkening Gloss
Kenra Professional

Kenra Professional Platinum Silkening Gloss, $29 at Ulta Beauty

The brand doesn't call it platinum for nothing. Smooth the lightweight formula over damp or dry hair, then add in heat for optimum shine. It also tames flyaways and shields strands from humidity.

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