Experts say that John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze revives dull, lackluster hair in between colorings. This hair glaze contains small amounts of semipermanent color -- which reviewers say helps boost color. The glaze is available in one formula for all shades of brown hair as well as a clear formula that works on any color of hair, including your natural color. Luminous Color Glaze contains silicones, which can make your hair feel thicker, but it may be too heavy for users with fine hair who say that it left their hair feeling greasy. The glaze can be used daily, though some experts recommend using it only as a once-a-week treatment. It isn't designed to cover gray hair or roots. For touch-ups in between hair colorings, try Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up (Est. $7).
We found the best reviews for John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze in beauty magazines such as InStyle and Allure. We also found real life opinions from everyday users at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com.
John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Clear Shine is the editors' pick for InStyle magazine's 2007 beauty awards. Editors say that it offers instant results and love that it can be applied in the shower.
Review: Best Beauty Buys: Hair, Editors of InStyle magazine, 2007
Allure magazine lists John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze as the best hair glaze in its annual beauty awards. Editors say that it makes hair look brighter and that the clear version is especially shiny.
Review: Best of Beauty 2008, Editors of Allure magazine, Oct. 2008
Shape editors say that John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze gives incredible shine and a boost of color to color-treated and natural hair. This article has been reprinted on the Makeup Bag blog.
Review: The Year's Best Beauty Products, Sally Wadyka, Aug 8, 2008
Editors of the Canadian magazine Flare list John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze as a winner of the 2008 I Recommend Beauty Awards, which are awarded to products that beauty professionals recommend most. They love the shine it produces and say that it's easy to use.
Review: Insiders' Choice: Most Recommended Hair Care, Editors of Flare magazine
More than 350 users at MakeUpAlley.com give John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze middling overall ratings. Although many say that it did leave their hair shiny, several say it irritates their scalp and dries out their hair. Users note that it can stain your hands and bathtub.
Review: John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Treatments, Contributors to MakeUpAlley.com
The TotalBeauty.com editorial team gives John Frieda Sheer Blonde Luminous Color Glaze a slightly above-average rating, saying that it smells bad and that the silicone in this product may make your hair feel heavy. More than 60 contributors give John Frieda Luminous Color similar above-average ratings. Most like the shine that it produces, but some say it stained their towel, shower liner or skin and that the smell is awful.
Review: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Luminous Color Glaze, Editors of and contributors to TotalBeauty.com
John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Clear Shine gets average ratings from a handful of users at Amazon.com. (Some say they were using colors other than the clear glaze.) Two are pleased with the added shine and softness it gives their hair. The other two noticed little or no difference. One user reports that it stained his shower floor.
Review: John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Color Glaze 6.5 fl oz, Contributors to Amazon.com