Yep, we’ve kinda been gawking over Kim Kardashian’s hair every time it’s sleek too. After all, a super-shiny and ultra-straight hairdo takes the award of a classic that never goes out of style. However, lately, we’ve spotted almost every A-list celebrity and influencer sport this simple yet chic style on runways and at award ceremonies too. Hair that looks like shiny fluid is exactly the inspiration this holiday season needs, especially when it seems oh-so-glamorous.
Liquid hair is the more stylish and cooler cousin of glass hair. A rather stunning rendition that features locks that are silkier, softer and have a subtle sheen to them. Basically, it’s the look you were trying to ace whilst furiously straightening your hair, back when you were in college. Except, you almost burned your hair back then, didn’t you? I know I did.
Celebrity hairstylist, Chris Appleton has often styled Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian’s long locks with this particular style on numerous occasions, ICYMI.
At first glance, you may take one look at it and ponder, “Umm, this looks so easy. I just gotta straighten my hair.” Uh-uh, unfortunately, you’re highly mistaken. Liquid hair isn’t just poker straight hair. Imagine, standing under the shower with water just flowing. That’s where liquid hair gets its name from. Shiny hair without an ounce of frizz sounds like a dream come true, no?
If you’re looking for a semi-permanent way to achieve this look, opt for a protein treatment for your mane at your next salon trip. Treatments like keratin and cysteine are designed to revitalise your hair strands and nourish them. They offer a burst of moisture to your hair and some much-needed shine too. These protein treatments are almost always done to keep the frizz at bay as well. However, not everyone wants to opt for in-salon hair treatments right?
What if we tell you that you can make your locks look as lustrous as Kim K’s, right from the comfort of your cosy sofa? Okay, well not your sofa but you get the gist. Here are a few steps that can help achieve this style–
Wash & Condition
The first step to emulating any kind of hairstyle is to ensure that your strands are squeaky clean. There’s no way you’re getting a shiny and soft mane with hair that’s greasy. Opt for an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner that also softens your hair in the whole process.
Mask Em’ Up
If you’ve got some extra time on your hands, add a hair mask to the mix. Hair masks are a versatile product that works miraculously no matter what the type of your hair is. Whilst you’re on the path to achieving this particular style, choose a mask that’s designed to hydrate your hair. Not only will this reduce the amount of frizz but also add some amount of subtle sheen to your strands.
Use A Hair Oil
Nah, we’re not talking about the oils that your furiously massage into your scalp for some relief. We’re talking about hair oils that are extremely lightweight and absorb easily into your strands! This is going to make sure that your hair is softer and manageable, all without it appearing flat. Go for a hair oil that works to nourish your hair and of course, make it glossier than it is.
Blow Dry & Iron Your Strands
Once you’re done using hair products that will prep your locks to be at the shiniest they’ve ever been—grab your blow-dryer, preferably with a narrow nozzle. This will assist you with frizz-free strands that are straight. If you’re like me and enjoy taking it up a notch, run a straightener through your hair towards the end to ensure it’s as sleek as it gets!
Hair Shine Spray
It wouldn’t be liquid hair without shine that reflects and looks mesmerising, right? Use a hair shine spray that comes with tiny shimmer particles, just to amp it up a tad bit. Spray it all over your hair, more so from the centre to the ends. Voila! You have successfully nailed this trend.
Here’s some inspo for you to recreate this gorgeous style