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What is Glass Hair? Step-by-Step Guide to Ultra-Sleek Hair

What is the Glass Hair Trend All About?

The glass hair trend has been making waves in the beauty world, captivating everyone with its sleek, shiny, and impeccably smooth appearance. This style is characterised by hair that looks so polished and smooth, it almost resembles a sheet of glass. The allure of glass hair lies in its mirror-like shine and glowing radiance: it’s a bold statement of glamour, yet retains an essence of natural beauty, which we at Rossano Ferretti Parma are all about.

Whilst we tend not to follow temporary or fast-fashion style trends, we love recreating popular styles and elevating them the ‘Rossano Ferretti’ way, turning them into chic, classic and timeless styles that embraces a person’s individuality.

How to Achieve the Glass Hair Look

Soften and Hydrate

Embarking on the glass hair journey, the initial step is nothing short of a luxurious routine: adding softness and hydration to lay the perfect foundation for beautifully sleek hair. The essence of glass hair lies in soft, optimally hydrated locks.

Before you even think of shampooing, indulge your hair with the Prodigio Regenerating Treatment, a pre-wash mask that doesn’t just repair; it transforms. Designed to lavish your hair with softness, it leaves each strand feeling silky, velvety and supple, ready to capture the signature glass-like shine of this exquisite look.

Image of the Regenerating Prodigio treatment by Rossano Ferretti Parma with a background of trees and nature.


Cleanse and Condition the Hair

Now, let us delve into the core of hair care – the twin pillars of cleansing and conditioning. To bring the vision of perfect glass hair to life, begin with a canvas that is pristine and deeply hydrated. Our Dolce Nourishing Shampoo and Mask are not just products; they’re a nurturing embrace for dry or damaged hair. The Dolce collection bathes your locks in hydration, using naturally-derived ingredients like Guarana, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera to restore and repair, leaving your hair not just cleaner but enriched, smoother, and irresistibly softer – an ideal foundation for crafting that glass-like allure.

Image of the Repair & Nourish Dolce shampoo and mask by Rossano Ferretti Parma.


For those blessed with ultra-thick hair, a mane that may sometimes feel untamed, curly, or coarse, the Intenso Smoothing Shampoo and Mask are your secret weapon. Immerse your hair in this luxurious combination for an even more profound infusion of hydration and smoothness. The nourishing plant-based fatty acids and unique high hydration complex of our Intenso products make them the perfect companion for unruly locks.

Typically, thick and coarse hair presents a unique challenge when it comes to staying hydrated, making the glass hair look challenging, but not impossible. The robust nature of each strand simply demands more oil than the scalp can naturally provide as the thickness of these strands leads to a slower absorption of oil into the hair shaft. To enhance the glass hair look on ultra-thick hair, use the Intenso Smoothing Serum to further tame, smooth and add shine to your glass hair canvas.

Image of the Intenso moisturising and smoothing shampoo, mask, and serum by Rossano Ferretti Parma, set against a background of plants and nature.


Dry Your Hair the Right Way

Ah, the art of drying your hair – it’s not just a mundane step. Taking advantage of the right products and protecting your hair from heat makes a world of difference to how your hair looks and feels.

Embrace the Dolce Satin Glow Booster, a true ally in your styling arsenal. Its de-frizzing prowess transforms the simple act of blow-drying into a luxurious routine, leaving each strand velvety smooth and with a satin sheen. Think of it not just as drying your hair, but as another step to sculpting the perfect, natural-looking glass hair style.

Image of a blonde girl holding the Satin Glow Booster Dolce by Rossano Ferretti Parma


The Secret to Perfectly Sleek, Straight Hair

Now, let’s talk about achieving that flawlessly sleek, straight hair that glass hair is all about. Glass hair is typically achieved on straight hair, as the flat surface reflects light more easily – akin to a flat sheet of glass.

Use a few drops of the Velluto Straightening Serum on damp hair to help smooth and de-frizz strands, relaxing the hair fibres and resulting in super straight hair.

Image of the Anti-Frizz Straightening Serum Vita by Rossano Ferretti Parma with a plain background and a vase


Gloss It Up – The Finishing Touches

The pièce de résistance of the glass hair look is, undoubtedly, the shine. Enter Brillante Protect & Shine Oil – a potion of lustre, offering your tresses a mirror-like sheen. As well as creating a glorious liquid shine, the formula protects hair from sun damage. Add as a finishing touch to dry hair or infuse your wet hair with a preparatory gloss before styling.

For high-octane shine, consider the Favoloso Style & Shine Pomade. Praised for its light hold whilst allowing natural movement, the pomade is ideally applied around the hairline for a slicked back glass hair look, or alternatively applied to the lengths of hair for a bold glass hair statement. Consider these stylers not just a product; they are the final brushstrokes on your glass hair masterpiece.

Image of Rossano Ferretti Parma products, featuring the Favoloso Style & Shine Pomade and Brillante Protect & Shine Oil. The products are placed on top of a small wall set against a backdrop of trees.


Maintaining Your New Shiny Hair

Maintaining this radiant glass hair look does require dedication, particularly if you prefer the natural-looking version of this style, but it’s a labour of love, a commitment to preserving a stunning, glossy look.

Rossano Ferretti Parma, synonymous with the zenith of haircare excellence, is revered across the industry. This isn’t just a brand; it’s a testament to vegan, cruelty-free luxury, merging certified organic botanicals with up to 99% naturally-derived ingredients. Crafted by the hands of the world’s foremost hair artisans and experts, our products are a blend of cutting-edge skincare technology and the finesse of Italian craftsmanship. In this realm of Italian Designer Haircare, we don’t chase fleeting trends, instead we embrace individuality by recreating popular styles that harness our hair’s unique charm.

The glass hair trend, while it may seem a mere facet of the ever-evolving fashion world, resonates deeply with the Rossano Ferretti Parma ethos. Our Rossano Ferretti Hair Artists believe that a natural looking glass hair style can champion an individual’s natural elegance, a celebration of personal style.