Setting goals is a great way to focus on a target or objective you want to achieve and gives you the motivation to affect that change within your daily routine. We often take the time to set food, fitness, or fashion goals but your hair needs some love too. It’s time to make some hair resolutions to help achieve your hair goals!
So, if you wish for luscious long locks, or if you want to repair your strands from all the heat-styling and recent colouring, setting a hair goal is a great way to keep your routine fresh and a perfect first step to achieve healthy-looking hair.
As part of your SalonLab&Me consultation, your hairdresser will help you set hair goals and then recommend the most suitable products to help you achieve them. Let’s deep dive into one of the most common goals – how to achieve smooth and shiny hair!
Smoothness & Anti-Frizz
Silky smooth hair is a common desire. However, life can get the best of your hair – whether due to heat styling, colouring, or external factors such as weathering, your hair can be left looking dull, dry, and frizzy. This makes smooth hair one of the most common hair goals for tackling dry and frizzy hair.
There are plenty of ways to help your dull, frizzy hair and give it some smooth shine you’ve been dreaming of! Discover the best frizz fighting tips from the SalonLab&Me experts…
What causes frizz?
The essential shape of the hair is typically determined by genetics. However, the structural shape of the hair differs through the lengths due to the hair’s natural texture and increasing damage. Typically frizz-prone hair is less flexible and manageable. Hair fibres grow in different directions and are prone to knotting and tangling. This type of hair leans towards being unruly, which results in a frizzy look and tends to be hard to manage.
How to identify frizz?
- Hair reacts to high humidity and doesn’t keep its shape
- Straight coarse hair feels rough, dry, and hard to manage
- Curly hair lacks shine and feels coarse
- Thick natural curls need to be kept soft to prevent frizz
How to achieve smooth hair
Over time, natural oils may be stripped from your hair, which can lead to dryness.
Smoothing and softening dry and frizz-prone hair can be conveyed by a caring hair product routine. Consider the following steps you can easily add to your own routine to visibly tame and smooth your hair for an anti-frizz effect:
Understanding your hair type is important when it comes to frizz. Dry, coarse hair may require extra TLC, yet straight hair may not need as much of a caring treatment compared with curly hair.
Moisturise! Use your SalonLab&Me Conditioner every time you shampoo to replenish, and moisturise, and to combat the effects of frizz and dryness. Keeping hair moisturised with an intensive conditioner will help protect it and keep your hair looking and feeling nourished.
Take a break from using heated styling tools! Since their high temperatures play havoc with the hair’s moisture levels, allowing your hair to dry and style naturally is always best. Blow-drying at high temperatures can strip moisture out of your hair, and can increase the chance of breakage, heat-free drying helps to keep your hair shiny and healthy-looking.
If you’re short on time, try washing your hair in the evening so you can allow your hair to dry naturally before going to bed. Embrace your natural hair and go heat-free where possible, it’s a great opportunity to try heatless curls!
Discover our professional tips on creating heatless curls here.
"Apply a weekly hair mask for healthy-looking, smooth and shiny hair."
Apply a weekly hair mask for a deep conditioning treatment. It will smoothen the hair fibre, leading to healthy-looking, smoother, and shinier hair. Plus, deep conditioning treatments contain nourishing hair ingredients which can strengthen hair while protecting it against future damage.
Use your SalonLab&Me Intense Care Mask once or twice a week and work it into damp, clean hair (post-shampoo), gently comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb and leave for up to 10 minutes. Your hair will be left intensely nourished.
Discover our step-by-step guide on how best to apply your SalonLab&Me Intense Care Mask here.
Don't shower too hot or too cold! The temperature that you wash your hair in might be contributing to your dry hair. Extra hot (and cold) water temperatures can strip those all-important natural oils from your scalp and may contribute to a sensitive scalp. Your water temperature should be lukewarm and comfortable, to keep your hair softer and shinier.
Wash your hair less frequently. Over-washing your hair will strip it of its natural oils that help to keep hair smooth and protected. Try extending the time between your washes as much as possible. If you typically wash your hair every day, then switch to every other day. If you find your hair is still very dry, try every three days.
By incorporating these tips into your haircare routine, it will help you work towards your goal to achieve soft, shiny, and smooth hair.
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