It used to be that a shine treatment was something you could only get at a salon – a quick process to add dimension and mirror-like shine to your hair, whether it was colored or not. Over the past few years, however, at-home gloss kits have become increasingly popular for those looking to brighten their color or simply add a bit of reflective shine without having to make an appointment and pay the big bucks. According to one TikTok user, there’s a particularly good shine to redheads who live in the aisles of your local Target, and after watching her video, I wish I was a redhead so I could try it.
This article originally appeared on allure.com
Tiktok viral hair gloss
TikTok user Ansley (@tiny_tobasco) posted his gloss experience at the end of September and the video quickly went viral on the platform; TikTok is always on the lookout for beauty hacks and drugstore gems, and Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss in Copper Penny is a clear winner. Ansley is a natural redhead with a strawberry undertone, but wanted to enhance her color just a bit. “Personally, I’ve never glossed my hair before… all I know is that it can take the life of your hair and take it to the next level,” she says in the video. “I always like my hair a little more red, but I’m not paying money to do this.”
Lucky for us, Ansley takes us on the journey as she tests out the $15 gloss. She shows us her dry hair “before”, then transitions to her wet hair with the gloss applied; the instructions advise you to use in the shower for best results. The color looks really dramatic while wet, but Ansley isn’t worried. (A pro tip she shares: Wear gloves because the gloss stains!) After about 20 minutes, the end result is a bright, vibrant copper with a beautiful sheen. “It looks like I went out and dyed my hair,” she says. “This is crazy.” Nuts, maybe, but also awesome! (And no, you’re not hearing things; Ansley switches between a few accents while filming the video.)
Kristin Ess Signature Hair Shine in Copper Penny
Ansley isn’t the only TikToker to show off fresh copper color via Signature Hair Gloss. User Cameron Fuller also had great success with the shine treatment at home, going from golden blonde to strawberry red.
How does it work? According to the brand’s website, the gloss is meant to be used between color appointments. “This in-shower treatment is formulated to instantly boost vibrancy and shine while adding depth to color-treated or natural copper-gold hair,” Ess writes on the site. “It will help you keep your color fresh, shiny and healthy between appointments.”
If you’re not a redhead but are curious about glossing your hair, Ess also offers platinum, wheat blonde, black and several other shades in her Signature Gloss line. Fresh fall color, coming right up!