Whatever your hair type, we’ve put together all the best advice so you can get sexy, shiny, hair fast.
1. Sort Dry Hair
Dry hair can tangle and frizz, making smooth styling impossible. Creamy stylers can help calm things down. Joico Daily Care Leave-In Detangler, R225, detangles instantly and helps calm static. TRESemmé Oil Elixir Professional Quality Hair Perfector, R119,99, has macadamia and babassu oil in the mix to eliminate frizz and gloss up hair.
TOP TIP: To calm frizz and static, condition before you shampoo, condition after and use cream stylers to hold. Moisture-rich hair is less inclined to frizz.
2. Super Shine
Rinse out dullness! Celebrity trichologist Philip Kingsley is big on using lots of water. “Rinsing should be done for longer than you think necessary. Even when you think you’ve rinsed enough, do it again. Dull hair is usually down to insufficient rinsing.”
3. Nourish It….
Perk up over-styled, over-processed hair with a mask, such as L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Masque, R99,95. First, though, make sure your hair is totally free of build-up before you treat it. You wouldn’t apply make-up on top of make-up, so don’t keep piling product on top of product in the hope it will make it better.
4. Banish Frizz
Get a fast salon-smooth look for frizzy hair by working a golf ball blob of mousse through damp hair. Hold a big, round bristle brush on top of your hair, then pull hair taught, following the brush with the blow-dryer on max heat. A round brush will make ends flip out. If you want ends under, hold the brush under ends, give it a twirl as you dry and voila – super-smooth. Finish with a blast of shine spray.
5. Oh-So Smooth
If you’re having problems smoothing our hair successfully, try skipping the serum or wax after you’ve styled. Instead, work it through hair when it’s wet, then dry. It works 10 times better at smoothing hair.
6. Control Fine Hair
Control static by spritzing hairspray onto a bristle paddle brush and brush it through. You can also try rubbing a tumble-dryer sheet over your hair!