If there’s one thing that’s gotten us majorly stressed out amid quarantine, it’s looking at our grays every day in the mirror.
Sure, there are at-home tools that help temporarily mark over those silvery strands, but really, nothing covers up those bad boys quite like a trip to the salon.
Now, with beauty services opening back up, we can take advantage of some of the latest and greatest products to make their way to professionals. Redken, for example, just launched updated formulas for their Color Gel Lacquers, which are said to cover up to 100% of gray hairs.
To get the scoop, we reached out to celebrity colorist and Redken Brand Ambassador, Cassondra Kaeding. Keep reading for what she had to say!
Mane Addicts: In your own words, please tell me about the new and improved Redken Color Gels and how they differ from the original?
Cassondra Kaeding: The new Color Gel Lacquers have a lower ammonia formula, which gets up to 100% gray coverage.
MA: How do these products differ from other formulas that cover grays?
CK: The new Color Gels Lacquers have a liquid gel consistency that’s easy to apply to the hair and has great saturation to ensure you get better coverage.
MA: How long does the gray coverage typically last when you use these Redken lacquers?
CK: The color gels are permanent so you’ll only have to go back to the salon when your natural regrowth starts to show. Each client may vary from two weeks, up to six weeks.
MA: How do you feel about colorists using these lacquers versus grey-concealing products that have been popular in the past?
CK: The lacquers are great products because they have an express processing time. This helps get clients in and out of the salon in a timely fashion. This is very helpful for all colorists with all of the new CDC guidelines due to COVID-19.
MA: Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about these products, concealing grays or anything else?
CK: Color Gel Lacquers now have intense shine, like a gloss, and has a perfect match with Redken Shades EQ. This will make sure your hair color is consistent from roots to ends. The CGL also has advanced red dye technology for the most vibrant, long lasting reds.