If you have an Instagram account or follow any A-list celebrity religiously, you likely already know what glass hair is. Glass hair upgrades your favorite ‘90s-inspired blunt bob with a dazzling modern finish. While the reflective hair trend kicked off in 2018, we’re still completely obsessed with it—and when it comes to styling glass hair at home, we’ve long sworn by shine-enhancing hair products like hair serums and oils get the job done. However, there may be one shiny hair product you’ve missed out on in your routine: shine spray.
Wondering how to achieve glass hair with shine spray? We’re breaking down everything you need to know.
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What is glass hair?
Glass hair is what you get when you combine a very blunt, geometric-inspired bob cut with a sleek and smooth style that’s shiny and reflective. To get glass hair, your stylist will begin by cutting a very blunt bob cut. While your mane has to be cut in a blunt bob to be considered glass hair, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with the cut. Feel free to opt for an asymmetrical blunt bob or an angled blunt bob. There are many ways to personalize your look while remaining within the confines of the glass hair category.
If you have naturally shiny hair, your stylist will use a flat iron to straighten your hair before finishing your look with a shine-enhancing hair product. If you have dull strands, your stylist may suggest a shine service.
How To Achieve Glass Hair With Shine Spray
If your mane lacks that glass-like reflective shine, one of the quickest and easiest ways to create the look is with a few spritzes of shine spray. Shine sprays like Redken’s Shine Flash Hair Spray provide all hair types with instant, lightweight shine while smoothing and taming frizz and flyaways.
Not sure how to use a shine spray to achieve glass hair? We’re breaking down a step-by-step guide on how to add it to your routine. First, we suggest swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated to help keep your strands looking sleek, smooth, and frizz-free like Pureology’s Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner. This gentle and creamy system restores manageability for frizzy, color-treated hair.
Once your hair is washed and dried, apply a heat protectant like Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Heat Protection Spray throughout your hair. To ensure a dazzling high-shine finish, complete your styling routine with a few spritzes of Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray, focusing on your mid-lengths and ends. If you want a lighter application, spray the product onto your hands first and run it through your strands. Pro tip: To keep frizz and flyaways under control, apply a few spritzes to a brush, and gently run it through your hair.
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How much maintenance does glass hair require?
Because glass hair is a cut and style, it takes quite a bit of maintenance to keep your mane looking flawless day in and day out. If you want your hair to resemble glass every day, your at-home styling routine is only half the battle. You’ll also need to become a regular at your salon. The hallmark of glass hair is its very blunt, geometric bob cut. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your hair grows an average of a half-inch per month. If you want your hair to look as blunt and glass-like as possible, expect to head to the salon for a trim every four to six weeks.
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