The sleek and shiny finish of the "glass hair" trend isn't only visually pleasing. It also basically encapsulates every Filipina's hair goal given our country's humidity problems. The style makes hair look extremely healthy, too—free of frizz, split ends, and all signs of dryness—without the need for excessive styling!
While this trend is usually associated with a geometric bob cut (think Vidal Sassoon's signature look), it's actually a versatile style all hair textures can sport. After all, everyone can have luminous locks with a solid hair care routine! Here are three takes on the look by Marie Lozano, Kaila Estrada, and Ruffa Gutierrez:
Now you might be thinking: It must take a lot of work to turn dry and frizzy hair into this sleek and shiny 'do. But FYI, a simple routine is all you need!
How to Achieve "Glass Hair" in 3 Steps:
For the brand's 20th anniversary, Kérastase gave their popular hydration line Discipline Oléo-Relax a makeover. They co-developed a new formula specifically made to address concerns of Asian hair, such as frizz and dryness.
The new formulation contains nourishing shorea butter, plus several plant oils such as virgin coconut oil, rose muscata fruit oil, and inca peanut oil for maximum shine. These ingredients help provide a protective layer over strands to shield it from humidity. Below, we run down Kérastase's recommended three-step routine using their new and improved range:
Step 1: Bathe
Proper hair care starts with proper cleansing. But to achieve shiny hair, you shouldn't let your shampoo strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils. The Discipline Oléo-Relax shampoo, for example, washes off impurities and renourishes the hair with oils, helping tame frizz and add volume.
KÉRASTASE Bain Discipline Oléo-Relax, P1600, HairMNL
Step 2: Treat
If you're going to pick up a new habit, let it be masking. Like conditioner, hair masks can seal the cuticles of your hair after shampooing, which protects it from breakage. That's why even if masking seems like such a time-consuming process, the way it calms down unruly hair makes it worth it. So when you can, spare at least five minutes for it in the shower! That said, note that application is key to effective masking, so here's a quick tutorial to help make the most out of your session:
KÉRASTASE Masque Discipline Oléo-Relax, P2980, HairMNL
Step 3: Texturize
The importance of hair oil can be compared to how important moisturizer is for our skin. Because unlike your shampoo and mask, it actually stays on your locks for a longer period, giving it more time to be absorbed by your hair and deliver results. It basically locks in the benefits of the previous steps. Of course, it gives your strands a more visible sheen, finishing off your "glass hair" routine.
KÉRASTASE Oil Discipline Oléo-Relax, P1750, HairMNL