The elusive ‘good hair day’…we’ve all experienced it. Gorgeous silky, straight hair is guaranteed when you leave your stylist’s chair, but these results aren’t always so easy to achieve on your own.
You’re probably wondering how can you replicate this covetable hairstyle at home, sans stylist? Well, fear no more – we’re going to let you in on a little secret: how to achieve silky, straight and shiny hair (no salon needed!).
This hairstyle is very flattering, versatile and easy to achieve yourself, making it a great option to rock every day and especially for special events. All you’ll need are a few key products, and then just follow the instructions below. You’ll be sure to get your hair looking its best for any occasion!
Step 1: Start in the Shower
Wash, rinse and repeat. Sounds like a no-brainer I know, but it’s actually a little more complicated than just the basic shower routine. The first thing you need to consider is the fact that moisture is your hair’s best friend.
You’re going to want to use a deep conditioner or hair mask once a week to make sure your locks don’t get dry and brittle from the heat styling, and to also avoid excessive frizz and prevent split ends. One of our favorite go-to hair masks is our DIY Coconut Hair Repairing Mask.
Apply your hair mask or deep conditioner throughout your hair, comb it throughout your locks and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing. Always rinse with cold water, as this causes the hair cuticle to close up, making your hair smooth and silky.
The shampoo or conditioner you use should also be formulated specifically for smoothing, so make sure to check the label before buying. Look for products with aloe or keratin as ingredients, as these encourage optimal hair health and growth.
Step 2: Protect Your Strands
Excess heat can strip all moisture from your hair; therefore it needs to be protected. Instead of using a blow-drier from the start, towel-dry your hair first and carefully squeeze out any excess water. The key here is to be gentle, so don’t vigorously rub the towel on your hair, as this will rough up the follicles, causing breakage and frizz.
Once this is done, it’s time to detangle using a wide-tooth comb. The best way to approach tangled hair is to start combing at the ends and work your way up until the knots are all undone.