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How to Get the Glass Hair Of Your Dreams

Your mane will shine bright like a diamond.
June 17, 2022

First came the K-beauty glass skin trend, then we got glassy lips and glossy eyeshadow looks. Now, the latest hairstyle trend, loved by celebrities and hairstylists alike, is glass hair. All of these glass-inspired looks have one thing in common, and no, they don’t involve any real glass.

Rather, the goal of each look is to create a finish that mimics the appearance of glass. In other words, the look should be as shiny as possible. When we’re talking about glass hair, it’s all about a sleek cut and straight, silky strands that reflect light at every angle. 

And while we’ll admit that many hairstyle trends can be tough to recreate at home, the sleek glass hair look is easier than most to achieve and style. Read on to learn how to get the glass hair look for yourself.

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How To Get Glass Hair

If you’re curious as to how to get glass hair, simply follow the steps below for a high-shine mane.

1. Even Out Your Ends

First things first, if you’re overdue for a trim or are fully committed to the glass hair look, consider getting a haircut to even out your length. As many red carpets and social media posts will show, the typical cut for rocking glass hair is shoulder-length with ends that are perfectly even. 

With the right styling tools and products, however, you can achieve a glassy look with just about any hair length. Just remember, longer strands are tougher to keep pin-straight, and that’s what you’ll want for this look.

2. Start With A Clean Slate

It's best to start off with a clean mane, so before you begin styling, hop in the shower and wash your hair with your favorite hydrating shampoo and conditioner. For this glossy look, you’ll want to keep your hair as moisturized as possible, so make sure you’re reaching for a hair care system that will promote shine and bounce. If you have particularly dull or dry hair, consider opting for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Shampoo, pH Balanced and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Conditioner, pH Balanced instead. They both contain argan oil to leave you with shiny, silky strands. 

For added shine, you can also add the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze to your hair wash routine. To use, spray the glaze evenly throughout the hair after rinsing your shampoo, and let it sit for one to three minutes. Apply your conditioner on top before rinsing out both. 

Editor’s tip: If you’re considering skimping on hair care, don’t. This look is all about light-reflective strands, which will be impossible to achieve if your hair is dried out, under-nourished, or frizzy.

3. Use A Hair Gloss

A hair gloss does exactly what you think it would — it makes your hair glossy. This product can also help tone the color of your mane, but that isn’t a necessity for the glass hair look. Instead, a clear hair gloss, like our L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Clear, is just what you need. 

Apply this formula on clean, wet strands and leave on for 15 minutes, and then rinse. It’s infused with coconut oil to deeply condition your hair and boost shine — exactly what you want for that glass hair look.

4. Blow Dry Hair Straight

The whole premise of glass hair is to have super-straight strands, so whatever your natural texture is, you’ll likely need to blow dry your hair straight before you begin to really style this look. And don’t forget to prep your hair with a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, before reaching for the blow-dryer.

5. Flat Iron In Sections

Once your hair is dry, grab your flat iron. Straighten your hair in small sections — again, the goal is perfectly straight hair, so don’t rush through this step. For the smoothest finish possible, run through your strands with a boar-bristle brush once you finish straightening.

6. Finish With The Right Products

If you’ve ever wondered how hairdressers make your hair so shiny, it’s all about using the right finishing products. To get that glass-like finish, run a bit of an oil-based hair serum through the lengths and ends of your hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In, which contains castor oil for added shine.

Lastly, you’ll want to set your look and protect against humidity with hair spray. Choose a hairspray that’s formulated to leave hair with a pretty sheen, such as the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented.

Now, you’re all set. One last word to the wise: When it comes to rocking the glass hair trend, humidity is not your friend. So, just keep in mind that a rainy or sticky day may not be the best time to test-drive this look.

Next: 7 Tips To Get Poof-Free Fluffy Hair


Edited and photographed by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Design: Crystal Simone

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