FOR SILKY SMOOTH HAIR
Reverse your routine. It may seem counterintuitive but conditioning before you shampoo can lead to sleeker, more well-hydrated hair. This game-changing method helps prevent hair’s protective layer from getting stripped off during washing. Also consider pre-shampoo treatments, which are designed to nourish hair cuticles and prime locks for the shampoo that follows.
Minimise heat damage. Heat is a major hair killer, so use a hairdr yer or flat iron with adjustable heat settings to prevent fr ying your strands. And always apply a heat protectant first, combing it through your hair to distribute the formula evenly. For ultimate smoothness, point the hairdr yer nozzle downwards in the direction of your hair shaft.
Feed your hair with the right proteins. Hair is primarily made of keratin, a type of protein which gets depleted over time due to harsh chemical treatments, poor maintenance habits and pollution. Pump up your diet with salmon and eggs, and apply a nutrient-packed mask at least once a week to nourish and repair your hair from within.
Moisturise your mane with natural oils. Choose products that contain ingredients like coconut or olive oil, as these help smooth hair cuticles for that glossy look sans grease. Massage a drop or two into the ends to combat split ends, and if you have oily hair, opt for lighter oils like argan or jojoba that are similar to your scalp’s natural sebum.