How to get silky smooth hair (and ditch the frizz)
- Choose quality hair care products for smooth hair
- Treat your strands with smoothing hair treatments
- Don’t skip the heat protection spray
- Build haircare into your morning and nighttime routine
That feeling when you step out of the salon with smooth hair that shines and feels like silk. That renewed sense of confidence and pride as you strut down the street is simply glorious.
So why does that feeling fade? Why does your hair not feel that way when you wash and style it at home? In this article, we’ll reveal the top techniques from stylists on how to get smooth hair from the comfort of your own home so you can say goodbye to frizz.
Choose quality hair care products for smooth hair
Our Global Hair Stylist, Oldie Gilbert, says: “You can definitely achieve a sleek blow-dry for a timeless look using the right professional-grade products” – and that begins in the shower.
At the salon, your hair gets the ultimate treat: high quality, salon-approved products that nourish your hair. This is the key reason that your hair feels so good. And yet, so many of us use lower quality shampoo and conditioner at home that it’s little wonder our hair quickly becomes dull and frizzy again.
To get smooth hair at home, always use professional quality shampoo and conditioner, such as TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. Both of these products are infused with nourishing marula oil and keratin, ingredients that fight frizz and hydrate your hair for silky softness and lasting shine.
Treat your strands with smoothing hair treatments
Everybody needs a little pampering from time to time, and so does your hair. As part of your self-care routine, treat yourself to a smoothing hair treatment. A weekly deep conditioning hair mask, like intensive moisturizing TRESemmé Keratin Ultimate Smooth Mask, applied from mid-lengths to ends, fights humidity and frizziness from the inside out.
You can also give your hair a post-shower softness boost after every wash with a leave-in conditioner, like TRESemmé Keratin Repair Leave-in Treatment, which helps visibly repair hair with our Split Remedy formula to combat split ends.
Don’t skip the heat protection spray
Achieving the latest trending hairstyle often requires the use of heat tools. But your flat iron, blow-dryer and curling wand can play havoc with your hair’s health. That’s why protecting your strands from heat is so crucial if you want to get smooth hair without damage.
A heat protectant, such as TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Heat Defense Spray, helps to shield your hair against the damaging effects of heat styling tools and leave it feeling softer and healthier.
Build haircare into your morning and nighttime routine
Just like you have a morning and evening skincare routine, so should you have a routine for your hair. The way you begin your hair styling routine in the morning and how you care for it at night both contribute to how nourished and hydrated your hair will be – and, therefore, how soft it is. So what should your morning and evening hair routine look like?
Washing your hair in the evening has two main benefits: firstly, it saves a lot of time in the mornings and, secondly, it gives your hair a chance to rest after washing before you unleash the heat styling tools! Leaving your hair to dry naturally overnight is better for it than blow-drying, but going to bed with wet hair isn’t for everyone. If you do blow-dry your hair before bedtime, don’t forget your heat defense spray.
Let’s talk dry shampoo. Washing daily can strip your hair of its natural oils and proteins so, for in-between wash days, dry shampoo is your best friend. TRESemmé Pro Pure Clean Dry Shampoo contains 100% natural tapioca cleanser, and 0% aluminum, silicone, sulfates, parabens and dyes, keeping your hair super healthy every day. Spritz through your hair at the roots, leave for five minutes, then massage in and brush through for fresh-looking hair.
Along with smoothing shampoo and conditioner and heat defense spray, another great way to get smooth hair is to use a serum. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Shine Anti-Frizz Serum can be used on wet or dry hair, preventing frizz, smoothing hair, and protecting it from damage.
Some more handy tips for how to get smooth hair:
- Ditch your cotton pillowcase in favor of satin. The softness of the fabric prevents rubbing that can damage your hair and cause tangles and frizz.
- Use a wide-toothed comb on your hair when wet. When conditioning, combing your hair through will help get rid of any tangles and evenly distribute conditioner throughout your strands, making it easier to dry and style smooth hair.
- Using a wide-toothed comb on wet hair is better than a brush for getting smooth hair without damage.
- When tying hair back, use a scrunchie or other snag-free band to maintain smoothness, and avoid tight hairstyles.