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How to get silky smooth hair: 5 tips hairdressers don’t want you to know

  • Purchase quality products
  • Treat strands to smoothing treatments
  • Use heat wisely
  • Review your morning and night-time routine
How to get smooth hair

There’s a reason why so many of us enjoy visiting the salon – the mood-boosting effects of having silky, smooth hair are unparalleled, instilling a renewed sense of confidence and pride in our appearance.

Achieving the soft, silky hair you normally get from a salon visit is easy to recreate at home. As our Global Hair Stylist Oldie Gilbert says “you can definitely still achieve a sleek blow dry for a timeless look using the right professional grade products such as TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect SprayLink opens in a new window.

Like what you hear? In this article we reveal more undercover techniques from stylists on how to smooth frizzy hair. We’ll be showing you how to incorporate hair smoothing treatments into your routine from the comfort of your home. Read on for our top tips.

Purchase quality products

You wouldn’t purchase an expensive item and neglect to give it the care it deserves to maintain the quality of it. The same rules should apply to your hair – it’s important it’s treated delicately and with attention. Yet, we find ourselves applying poor quality shampoos and conditioners when we leave the salon doors, and then wonder why our hair becomes prone to frizz and dullness.

If you’re keen to know how to get smooth hair, one way is to use professional quality shampoos and conditioners, such as the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth ShampooLink opens in a new window and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth ConditionerLink opens in a new window. Both products, infused with Marula oil, are created as part of a system that contain frizz-fighting, hydrating ingredients to leave your hair feeling soft and imparted with lasting shine.

Treat strands to smoothing treatments

One of the best ways to obtain glossy, shiny hair is to regularly use hair smoothing treatments. The options are varied, from deep conditioning hair masks, leave-in products to shampoo and conditioners designed to smooth and visibly repair the hair. Applying our intensive moisturizing Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing MaskLink opens in a new window once or twice a week to the mid-shaft to ends of your hair seals strands to fight humidity and frizz control.

Use heat wisely

Watching our hairstylists at work, together with monitoring catwalk trends can be great sources of inspiration where our hair is concerned – making us want to step up our current regimens. However, to achieve the latest trending hairstyle will often require the usage of heat tools such as a flat iron, so be sure to give your hair extra protection before reaching for the heat. Using a heat protectant such as the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect SprayLink opens in a new window will help shield your hair against the damaging effects of heat styling tools and seal in shine.

Review your morning and night-time routine

How you start your hair styling routine in the morning and how you end it at night both contribute to how nourished and hydrated your hair will be. After washing your hair, ensure you use a towel that’s made with gentle fibres like a microfibre towel, instead of using a cotton towel that extracts moisture.

Likewise, get rid of the cotton when it comes to the pillowcase you use at bedtime. Instead use a silk or satin pillowcase to reduce friction, and in turn you’ll wake up with hair that looks and feels smoother. This is a great method if you have natural hair textures, as when coupled with regular deep conditioner treatments, your hair will stay hydrated and healthy throughout the night.

See, just a few tweaks to your styling routine and the incorporation of salon-quality treatments will make a world of difference to your hair, resulting in a style that looks as good as you’ll feel.