Beauty: How to Get Smooth-as-Glass Hair

"Glass hair" is everywhere in the beauty industry. Drybar shares tips and tools to help you achieve the high-shine hairstyle with ease.

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The term “glass hair” is exactly what it sounds like: hair that resembles glass. It’s ultra-reflective, frizz-free, super shiny, and straight up swoon-worthy on all hair types. Drybar recently launched a line of products specifically designed to create the look in their salons and at home. Misty Halaby, the owner-operator of the three Colorado Drybar locations, says, “Highly textured, beachy waves have been in style for so long, but everybody’s looking for something new.”

Drybar steps

1. Wash and Condition

Start by shampooing your hair from the roots down with Drybar’s new Liquid Glass Smoothing Shampoo ($26). Rinse well, then apply Liquid Glass Smoothing Conditioner ($26) from mid-shaft down and rinse after 1-5 minutes. Both contain Vegan Keratin, Neroli Oil, and Murumuru Butter that work together to give hair a healthy sheen. Halaby tells us that the products are especially popular in Denver because of the dry climate. “There’s definitely a local appeal because we’re all looking for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Liquid Glass is hydrating without weighing your hair down.”

2. Prep

Halaby recommends applying silicone-free Jumpstart Quick Dry Blowout Serum ($29) next to reduce styling time and protect your hair against heat. She confirms, “Always use a heat protectant before styling with a blow-dryer or heat tool. It’s the most important step.”

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3. Master the Blowout

Hair can be styled with the traditional technique of a round brush and blow-dryer, but Drybar now offers the Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush ($150) to make achieving the look even easier. Halaby says, “Instead of holding two tools in your hands, you’re just working with one—it’s really easy to use. It also has ionic technology which helps seal the hair cuticle for less frizz and lots of shine.”

4. Final Touch

Once you’ve created the hassle-free blowout of your dreams, there’s one last step: Chaser High-Shine Finishing Cream ($25). Halaby says, “Pump a dollop into your hand and smooth it through the mid-shaft to ends. The Mica ingredient within reflects light, gives hair a luminous finish, and tames fly-aways.”

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