9 Products To Help You Achieve Super Shiny Glass Hair
From diet to product, we ask the experts how to achieve one of this year's most talked about hair trends
Glass hair is the term coined for intensely shiny falls of hair that seem almost reflective. Celebrities ranging from Bella Hadid to the Kardashians are currently embracing the glass hair look. “I’m loving this trend as it’s about super-healthy hair looking the best it possibly can be,” says Wellington-based L’Oreal Professionel artist Michael Beel.
But how to get? By focusing on hair’s condition, ideally starting from within, with a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids (from the likes of eggs, oily fish, flax and chia seeds), plus vitamins and nutrients, including biotin, B vitamins, iron and zinc. Then it’s about looking after the scalp, because as gardeners know it’s hard to grow anything much in barren, dry soil.
By stirring it up and fortifying the roots, you boost circulation and clear hair follicles, allowing for better regrowth. Focusing on repairing existing damage to lengths and ends and minimising the stress caused by popular lightening processes is a major focus of the haircare industry right now.
Seek out individual diagnosis of what your hair needs, health-wise, and be prepared to invest in colour care and heat protective styling aids that smooth the hair cuticle for the best-looking results. We’ve included a few revitalising and cosmetic shine product ideas on these pages. Consider adding on a glossing service during your next salon visit, as another way to amp up hair’s reflective qualities.
It’s no coincidence that many examples of glass hair shown online feature brunettes. The super-shiny look is more easily achieved on hair that hasn’t been over-processed. Straight hair also shows off shine more, making bobs a good go-to for a shorter cut that can easily be dressed up.
Michael says the quickest way to go glassy is to gently smooth your hair — whatever colour — with good quality irons. Use a gloss smoothing serum before and after straightening to add more intense shine.
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