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What is smoothing shampoo and why should I use it

  • How does Smoothing Shampoo work?
  • How to Use a Smoothing Shampoo
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You may have heard of smoothing shampoo and conditioner and be wondering how it can benefit your hair. Smoothing shampoo is highly effective at adding definition to waves and curls, as well as helping you to achieve a sleek texture, so if you’re wondering how to get smooth curls or poker straight strands a smoothing shampoo – ideally followed by a smoothing conditioner – can have a real effect on your style.

If you’re looking for the best smoothing shampoo, read on to find out what exactly it is and how it can help you to look – and feel – your very best.

How does Smoothing Shampoo work?

A salon-quality smoothing shampoo can deliver a professional finish that goes far and beyond what a regular shampoo is capable of. Rather than simply cleansing the hair of product build-up and debris, the shampoo provides an essential first step, leaving hair perfectly prepped for a smoothing conditioner to strengthen the hair with smoothing agents that reinforce the cuticles that form each hair shaft.

Here are three reasons why incorporating a salon quality smoothing shampoo into your routine can make all the difference.

1. It Makes the Hair Stronger

Smoothing shampoo works in conjunction with a smoothing conditioner to support hair that tends to frizz (without weighing it down), leaving it strong and resilient. This can even help if your hair is damaged and prone to breakage.

2. It Protects Against Color Fade

Coloring your hair with bleach and other harsh chemicals can be very damaging to your strands. And every time you wash your colored hair, you open up the hair cuticle (the cells which overlap each other to form the hair strand), causing the pigment to seep out. This leads to your color looking dull and faded over time.

That’s why we recommend using a smoothing shampoo, such as the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color ShampooLink opens in a new window along with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color ConditionerLink opens in a new window, designed with Anti-Fade™ technology to both smooth hair and extend the time between coloring. This shampoo is the essential first step for adding nourishment and shine to colored hair, leaving it looking luminously vibrant and glossy for up to 60 days.

3. It Prevents Frizz

When the hair is damaged, it becomes more prone to frizz and flyaways. So, making your hair more resilient and keeping it moisturized is a highly effective way to help control frizz. You can see how this works for yourself with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth ShampooLink opens in a new window. Designed with Lamellar-Discipline™ technology, this formula transforms frizzy, unruly hair into a smooth, sleek look for up to 72 hours. Be sure to follow with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth ConditionerLink opens in a new window .Link opens in a new window

How to Use a Smoothing Shampoo

Once you start to incorporate a smoothing shampoo into your routine, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Follow our simple step-by-step guide below on how to get smooth and silky hair.

Step 1

Thoroughly wet your hair and apply the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth ShampooLink opens in a new window. Gently massage the scalp and roots with your fingertips to work it into a lather.

Step 2

Rinse thoroughly and squeeze the water from your hair to ensure all of the shampoo has come out.

Step 3

Follow up with a smoothing conditioner, like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth ConditionerLink opens in a new window, for an extra nourishing experience.

Step 4

For an extra defined and polished texture that will have you feeling your best all day, you might want to use a flat iron or curling iron to complete your look. Be sure to use a heat protectant, such as the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect SprayLink opens in a new window, when using any heated stylers to limit the risk of damaging your hair.

With a smoothing shampoo, you’ll be better equipped to protect and strengthen your hair, mitigating the chances of dryness and frizz. You can also enhance the effects of your shampoo by applying a smoothing serum at the end of your styling routineLink opens in a new window, so your hair can look extra shiny and you can feel confident in your chosen style.