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5 Steps to Achieving Glass Hair at Home

28 of February, 2022
5 Steps to Achieving Glass Hair at Home

One of the trendier (and more enduring) looks of the past few seasons is glass hair. Not to be confused with slightly shiny glass skin or ultra-glossy glass lips, glass hair is simply super shiny hair that mimics the look of glass.

Glass Hair from the Comfort of Your Home

Inspired by all things Korean Beauty (K-beauty), glass hair is often seen on the red-carpet and on celebrity Instagram updates. If you’re not sure exactly what it is, glass hair is incredibly smooth hair that is most often pin straight (though we’ve seen gorgeous updates of the glass hair effect on wavy hair). And while glass hair started out on chin length to shoulder length bobs, it’s also seen often on extremely long hair as well.

Click to see our glass hair styling tips in action!

A Step-by-Step Glass Hair Tutorial

Step 1. Shampoo while in the shower. One of the first steps for achieving a perfect looking glassy texture for your hair is to gently wash your hair. This has two-fold benefits to clean your hair of any old product and gently prepare it for the next steps. While all our shampoos are color safe, sulfate free and paraben free, we’re extremely excited for you to try out Smooth Moves™ Anti-Frizz Shampoo. Not to brag (okay, maybe a little) our newest collection of vegan, anti-frizz hair products work on all hair textures, so even those with baby fine hair will have smoothness without hair looking lank. The entire Smooth Moves™ collection of hair products provide 72-hour frizz control* comparable to the products you find at high-end salons…without the high end price!

Wash and Care with Smooth Moves

Step 2. Use Lamellar Water in the shower. Remember when people first started talking about hyaluronic acid? It seemed unusual then, but now we all know what hyaluronic acid is and how beneficial it is to skin and hair. We predict that once you start using lamellar water you’ll wonder how you ever styled your hair without it.

After you shampoo your hair, use 1-2 doses of our Smooth Moves™ 7 Second Magic Hair Rinse and apply directly to hair from roots to ends. Work product through your hair, avoiding the very front of the hairline so it doesn’t drip into the eyes, and then rinse out. Don’t worry if you notice a slight warming sensation as the product activates upon contact with the water, this is totally normal!  This hair rinse adds incredible shine. 

Pro tip: You can use our Smooth Moves 7 Second Magic Hair Rinse to add instant shine not only when going for the glass hair look, but on any wash day!

Lamellar Water Application

Step 3. Use conditioner while in the shower. For more frizz control with added hydration, we like to finish the in-shower routine by conditioning immediately after you rinse out your lamellar water. Pro tips: Consider keeping an extremely wide toothed comb in the shower to carefully detangle any knotty parts after applying conditioner. Also, apply to ends first and then work your way up to about an inch from the roots. Over conditioning your hair (especially at the roots) can end up weighing down your hair. Depending on your hair texture, use a quarter-sized amount (more or less depending on hair length or texture) of Smooth Moves™ Anti-Frizz Conditioner and leave in for about 2-3 minutes before rinsing out.

Pro tip: If you love your new glass hair look but want to add even more moisture to your hair, try a deep conditioning hair mask. Once a week skip the conditioner and instead use Smooth Moves™ Intense Conditioning Mask. Apply after washing and rinsing hair and leave in for 5-10 minutes; the more processed or parched your hair is, the longer your leave it on. 

Smooth Moves Mask Application

Step 4: Priming Cream out of shower, before styling. Gently if you’re too vigorous, you might end up adding frizz. Add about a dime sized amount of  Smooth Moves™ Anti-Frizz Priming Cream  as a hair primer and heat protector for hair. Work through your hair, adding a bit more at a time if you need more based on your hair’s thickness.  Now it’s time to style your hair as you normally would, paying extra attention to ensure it stays as “glass like” as possible.  We recommend blow drying the hair to smooth down the cuticle and get the hair ready to achieve the ultimate glass hair look.  Then, follow up with a flat iron to get your hair extra straight.

Styling the Hair Using Smooth Moves

Step 5: Shine serum out of the shower, after styling as finishing step. We always advise finishing the glass hair look by using an anti-frizz serum for more dazzle. We love the way Smooth Moves™ Anti-Frizz Shine Serum helps the hair to glisten. As with most products, we advise starting with a small amount and then using more only if needed.  Now enjoy your new shiny, smooth glass hair look!


*vs. non-conditioning shampoo

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