Silky, smooth hair that’s free of tangles is a dream for almost everyone. However, due to styling with hot tools, regular coloring, or using chemical-laden styling products, your hair can look dull and lackluster.
Luckily, improving the quality of your hair may just take a few weeks of care and using the right products. Since silky hair depends primarily on the condition of the hair cuticles, looking after them with the right products can give you silky smooth hair in no time.
Here are four tips that will help you get silky smooth hair:
1. Choosing The Right Shampoo And Conditioner
One of the most common beauty mistakes made by women all over the world is choosing shampoos and conditioners that aren’t suited for their hair types. Even if you’re taking the time to condition your hair regularly, there could still be dryness and dullness. This is especially true when using the wrong type of conditioner or shampoo for your hair type. It is important to know which types of products will work best on your type of hair to prevent any frizzy situation and keep your locks silky smooth. Check this product specifically for curls, for instance.
While choosing a shampoo, make sure that it’s specially formulated to give you smooth hair because not all formulas cater to that specific purpose.
Look at the labels before you invest in a shampoo or conditioner. Some shampoos and conditioners contain heat protectants, which can further dry out your hair if they are used regularly, so always remember to check the ingredients.
To keep your hair from becoming overly dry, you should use a shampoo and conditioner that will replenish your scalp with essential vitamins and minerals. You should also try to avoid washing your hair too frequently as it can strip the scalp of natural oils.
Also, to ensure silky smooth hair, you may also opt for a cleansing conditioner instead of your regular shampoo.
2. Use A T-Shirt To Dry Your Hair
Drying your hair is often associated with rubbing your hair on a dry towel back and forth. This action can actually be damaging to your hair as it creates friction and fluffs up your hair. When the cuticles are puffed up, they get knotted, and breakage happens. This also results in frizzy hair.
The key to smooth hair is no friction When your hair is entangled, it’s usually because the cuticles are open. When your hair cuticles are tight and resistant to opening, they are smooth and don’t get entangled.
Thus, to avoid friction and open cuticles, use a soft t-shirt instead of a towel, and instead of rubbing your hair, simply squeeze out the water and let your hair air dry.
3. Only Use Conditioner On Your Hair Ends
The roots of your hair are naturally healthy. As they receive a daily dose of nutrients from natural oils from your scalp, you don’t need to lather them with conditioner daily. Thus, make sure to only use conditioner on your hair ends. Your hair ends often don’t get the required nourishment from natural oils from the scalp. This is especially true for those with curly hair since the nutrients have to travel through the coils of curls before reaching the ends, which are often left undernourished and dry.
For best results, apply conditioner from the middle of your hair to the tips, then use a wide-toothed comb to spread it out evenly on the strands.
Finally, to get the maximum moisture from the conditioner, dampen a shower cap with hot water from the inside and wear the shower cap for a few minutes. The heat from the steam will help open up the follicles and soak up the moisture, making your hair silky smooth after the rinse.
4. Don’t Over Rinse
People often want to get squeaky clean hair by over rinsing. But, remember that after you’ve applied the conditioner, only rinse your hair till you get a silky, smooth texture. Also, make sure to rinse your hair with cold water. While warm water will make your hair cuticles open up, cold water closes your cuticles, giving you silky smooth hair.
When it comes to getting silky and smooth hair, small and simple steps, like choosing the right hair products, using your shampoo and conditioner properly, and drying and combing your hair appropriately, are all it takes to achieve the results you want, usually within just a few days.
To ensure that your hair remains healthy and shiny, also don’t forget to hydrate well and have a balanced diet that’s packed with healthy fats.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.