Do you ever look at other people and wonder just HOW they ended up with such perfect, silky hair, while you were blessed with something which makes you look like the lovechild of Doc Brown from Back to the Future and Tina Turner, circa 1986? Well, the chances are, those with silky hair didn’t just wake up like it and they’re probably doing certain things to make their hair look that. Here are five top tips to help you achieve silky, flawless hair:
Think About Your Shampoo
Unless you do a job where you get seriously mucky, the chances are that the ends of your hair don’t need to be vigorously washed. Most of us follow the “pile it on top of our head and lather with fury” hair-washing method, but this basically tangles your hair up and can cause the ends to become frazzled. We recommend washing the roots and top inch or so of your hair with Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo, which is sulphate free, and simply rinsing the ends to keep them smooth.
Don’t Weigh it Down
There’s a fine line between silky and slick, and using a heavy conditioner all over your head could make you look more of the latter. Using Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse from your ears down, and not on the roots, will ensure your hair looks smoothed and moisturised without making the roots listless.
Sleep on Silk
It may sound like a tip from a Disney Princess, but sleeping on silk pillows is a massive help when trying to keep your hair as sleek as possible while you sleep. Silk is shiny and not abrasive, so doesn’t cause the hair to kink or mat while you’re sleeping, allowing you to relax in bed and wake up looking polished.
Blast with Cool Air
We all know that drying our hair with hot air and heat styling can leave it frazzled and in need of some TLC, but using a blast of cool air at the end of blow drying can help. Run your fingers through your hair like a comb, gently squeezing as you go, followed by a blast of air on the cold setting of your hairdryer, from root to tip. This will close the cuticles of your hair and make the hair look smoothed down.
Comb When Wet, Brush When Dry
This one may sound like a no-brainer, but your hair needs different tools for different times. When your hair is wet, you should stick to a comb, which will work through and separate tangles, rather than ripping through like a brush. Equally, dry hair should be brushed, not combed, as combing dry hair can cause breakages.