Just a few seasons ago, we were all about hair with a gritty, matte finish. While shine never goes out of style, the internet now seems obsessed with the glass hair trend, and rightfully so: It’s an undeniably luscious look! For the uninitiated, women all over social media are piling on the shine to their hairstyles to mirror the effect of shiny glass.
However, this style isn’t new. For years, the silk press, which involves using titanium flat irons and lightweight shine serums to achieve a silky and shiny effect, has been the method to achieving silky finishes on straight hairstyles, specifically for women of color.
Anyone can achieve this shiny look on their hair, no matter what style or hair type you have. From straight hairstyles to updos, this look can be created on any style you choose. If you want to hop on the “glass hair” bandwagon, read on to learn about the top three products that can help you achieve the look:
1. Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
The perfect hairstyle begins with your wash routine. In this case, switching out your normal wash and care system for one that helps add shine helps you achieve the glass hair effect. Suave Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Conditioner are at the top of our list because they also nourish your hair.
2. Shine Serum
If you don’t already have a shine serum in your at-home hairstyling kit, you need to add one ASAP! Start with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. This serum is perfect for ensuring your hairstyle is left with a smooth, shiny and frizz-free finish. To use, add a few drops to your hands and then apply to your hair by combing the product through the bottom half of your strands.
3. Shine Spray
Looking to create a build-able shine? Use a shine spray. Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray is a lightweight shine mist that adds shine and softens up your locks. This is suitable for straight styles that call for high shine without the heavy feel that most finishing sprays add. Spray this all over your completed style to create your glass hair look.