10 rules to follow for thick, silky smooth hair always
Heat is a major hair killer, so make sure to use a hair dryer, curler or flatiron with adjustable heat settings to prevent frying your strands. And always apply a heat protectant first, making sure to comb it through your hair to distribute the formula evenly.
Bonus tip: For ultimate smoothness, make sure to point the hair dryer nozzle downwards in the direction of your hair shft.
Soothe streesed, dull hair by choosing hair products that contain ingredients like coconut, avocado or olive oil. These fast-absorbing natural oils smooth hair cuticles for theat glossy look minus the grease. Massage a small amount of oil into your hair ends to combat split ends, and if you have oily hair or scalp, opt for lighter oils such as argan or jojoba that are similar to your scalp’s natural sebum.
Multiple layers of colour give your mane depth and dimension, and it’s the contrast that helps your hair appear thicker yet remain natural looking. Plus, they’re super low-maintenance so you don’t have to keep going back to the salon for touch-ups unlike a full head of colour.
Hair is primarily made of keratin, a type of protein, which gets depleted over time thanks to harsh chemical treatments, poor maintenance habits and even pollution. Pump up your diet with protein like salmon and eggs, and apply a nutrient-packed mask at least once a week to deeply nourish and repair your hair structure from within.
Products you use, from hairsprays and gels to regular shampoos and masks, can build up over time and leave residue behind. THis can dull your locks and lead to an oily scalp, which makes hair look limp and lifeless. Use lightweight styling products that won’t drag your locks down and a clarifying shampoo once a month to deep cleanse your hair and scalp. And of course, never sleep with styling product still in your hair!
Breathe life into stick straight hair (which always tend to look flat) by adding some waves to amp up texture and body. You don’t even need to curl all your hair, simpy focus on the sides and top layer of hair on the back of your head. Finish with sea salt spray and run our fingers through to loosen the curls for an effortlessly sexy look.
Also known as vitamin B5 or “the hair beautifier”, this powerful naturally-occuring ingredient is well known for moisturising hair as well as boosting body, bounce and shine. It effectively penetrates each strand to hydrate and restore elasticity, plumping up your hair for enhanced volume.
Lush tresses literally begin at the root, so it’s vital to keep your scalp healthy and clean. If you’re concerned about hair loss, load up on foods containing zinc and biotin like nuts, milk and leafy greens, or enhance your diet with multivitamins to help maintain the growth of healthy hair.
Salon treatments can be pricey, but they’re worth the trip down if your hair is very damaged, or if you’re looking for a bit of a time-out from your busy schedule too. Treat yourself once every few months to a keratin treatment or clarifying one to remove buildup.
It might seem counterintuitive but conditioning your hair before you shampoo can lead to sleeker, lighter, well-hydrated hair. This game-changing way works by preventing your hair’s protective layer from getting stripped off during washing. You may also consider pre-shampoo treatments, which are specifically formulated to nourish hair cuticles, detangle and prime your locks for the shampoo that follows.