How to Get Glass Hair: My Layering Routine for Shiny and Healthy Hair

Irina Reina
by Irina Reina
11 Materials
30 Minutes

The "glass hair" trend, if you haven’t heard of it before, refers to a hairstyle characterized by smooth, glossy, and ultra-shiny hair that resembles the reflective surface of glass.

If you want to know how to get glass hair for yourself, keep on reading.

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Tools and materials:

  • Hairbrush
  • Hair serum
  • Shampoo
  • Hair mask
  • Scrunchie
  • Towel
  • Conditioner
  • Hair repair cream
  • Hair oil
  • Hairdryer
  • Silk bonnet
Brushing hair

1. Brush hair

On wash day, the first step to preparing your hair is brushing it to remove any knots.

Applying serum

2. Apply serum

The first layer of moisturizing your hair is applying serum to it. I find that this protects my ends from getting damaged by shampoo.

Washing hair

3. Wash hair

Now wash your hair with shampoo.

Applying hair mask

4. Apply hair mask

The next step involves applying a hair mask specifically to the ends of your hair.

Begin by generously applying the mask to the tips of your hair.

Using a brush, gently distribute the mask throughout your hair, ensuring that every strand is coated evenly.

As you brush, you'll notice the mask effectively coating each strand, resulting in smoother and more manageable hair.

Hair in t-shirt

5. Tie hair into bun

Put your hair into a bun and tie it with a scrunchie.

Then, put a towel or a T-shirt on top of your hair and leave it on for two hours.

I like to use a T-shirt because it is lighter than a towel and I think that it absorbs the water faster.

Brushing wet hair

6. Wash hair

Wash your hair to remove the hair mask, and also apply some conditioner.

You don’t have to add conditioner if you don’t want to because usually, hair masks and conditioner have the same function as each other.

I added conditioner because although the mask makes my hair feel healthier, stronger, and more moisturized from the inside, it doesn’t have silicone in it, which the conditioner does and adds an extra glow.

Applying repair cream

7. Apply repair cream

The next step to moisturize your hair is to apply some hair repair cream to the lengths and ends of your hair.

Make sure to work it into the ends of your hair because these are the parts that are the most damaged and have the most open cuticles.

Applying hair oil

8. Apply hair oil

Apply some hair oil, which will seal in all of the products we’ve used up until now, and also add some glow to your hair.

Drying hair

9. Dry hair

Now dry your hair, either using a hairdryer or letting it air dry.

Wearing silk cap

10. Pre-sleep haircare

To maintain the shine and health of your hair throughout the week, apply a hair cream followed by a serum to your hair.

Then, use a brush to evenly distribute the products throughout your hair.

Finally, secure your hair in a silk bonnet.

This routine helps to moisturize and protect your hair while you sleep, preserving its shine and overall condition.

How to get glass hair

How to get glass hair

Here is the finished glass hair look - my hair looks smooth and shiny, just like the sort of hair you’d see in a commercial.

I used to think that hair like this was too good to be true but now I know that I can achieve it for myself, and so can you!

Next, check out my Greasy Hair Hacks: How to Revive Oily Hair in Minutes.

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  • Thank you for sharing.

    Reading about yourself. Must I say I like you're channel. You're English is better then mine. And I live in England lol..

    I like reading all your posts on upstyle. You have given me some very useful tips.

    Keep shining.

    Louise ,💯✌️ A New follower!.

  • JanM JanM on Apr 02, 2024

    Will this weigh down natural curly hair? Will it still allow fine hair plenty of volume?