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An annotation, explanation, or commentary on a particular passage in a book or document, which is ordinarily placed on the same page or in the margin to elucidate or amplify the passage.

See: color, comment, distortion, note

GLOSS. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author.

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They work best if left on for 20 minutes or more but have to be washed out, so I also use today's advanced glossers which do their job in seconds.
Comments: Viscous, oil-free emollient; soluble humectant; provides great shine and lubricity to conditioning sprays; a perfect ester for use in aqueous systems, especially in emulsion shine and glossers.
Applications: shampoos, conditioners, hair treatment masques, hair glossers, conditioning sprays