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Flawless hair is something that we all dream about, but is it really so difficult to attain? With all the coverage and tutorials on social media, it turns out that flawless hair that shines and flows smoothly can be done, even at home. This hair trend is called glass hair, and it only takes several steps to get it.

What is glass hair?

Glass hair refers to a hairstyle that is super smooth and shiny, almost like a reflective surface. It is achieved through meticulous styling and the use of specific products that create a high-gloss, mirror-like finish. 

How to achieve the look

This trend has gained popularity for its chic and sophisticated appearance, and it can be achieved on various hair lengths and textures with the right techniques and products.

The Wash

To achieve glass hair, start by shampooing and conditioning your hair with shine-boosting products. For an extra shine boost, mix a few pumps of TIGI Copyright Custom Care Shine Booster ($16) with your conditioner. This blend of natural oils nourishes your hair for added shine. Alternatively, use a leave-in conditioner like Daily Dose Miracle Moisture Leave-In Conditioner ($25) for additional shine and moisture.

After rinsing, gently towel dry your hair to remove excess moisture, leaving it damp but not dripping wet. Consider swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner for Pureology's Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner, formulated to keep your strands sleek, smooth, and frizz-free. This gentle and creamy system restores manageability, making it ideal for frizzy, color-treated hair.

The Protection

To achieve glass hair, start by applying a hair serum like the Honey Infused Hair Repair Serum to damp hair. This serum eliminates frizz, adds shine, and protects against heat damage. Follow up with the Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray to shield your hair from high heat. These steps prevent damage, preserve color, and improve overall hair health.

Before using heat styling tools, apply a heat protectant like GSQ by Glamsquad Thermal Heat Protectant or Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Heat Protection Spray ($8) to keep your hair protected and frizz-free.

The Blowout

For a flawless glass hair finish, start by applying the Propolis Infused Polishing Primer. This primer reduces frizz, cuts drying time, and provides a flexible hold. Experts recommend doing a smooth blowout before using a flat iron. Detangle hair with a wide-toothed comb and evenly distribute styling products. Then, use a round brush and blow dryer to create a smooth blowout, focusing the airflow downward to flatten the cuticles for a reflective finish.

The Finishing Spray

For a flawless glass hair finish, use an anti-frizz hairspray to lock in your style all day. Additionally, add a few spritzes of a shine spray for that extra glossy look. For this, try Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray, focusing on mid-lengths and ends. To control frizz and flyaways, spritz the hairspray onto a brush and gently run it through your hair. For extra smoothness and frizz protection, finish with Matrix Vavoom Freezing Spray Extra Hold or you can also add a final dose of radiant shine by applying a few drops of Honey Infused Hair Oil to the mid-lengths and ends.