Silky hair that’s shiny, strong and oh-so touchable is what we’d all love… but when you’ve over-styled it and used products that strip your hair of it’s natural oils, it can become dry and brittle.
The trick to achieving silky hair
If you want silky, shiny hair all year, it’s time to go back to basics. A healthy trim should be at the top of your list, but a great cut alone won’t get you salon-gorgeous hair at home. The good news is, it only takes a few changes and some reintroduction to your cleansing essentials, shampoo and conditioner.
“It sounds basic, but if your hair isn’t in the best state to start with, it will affect your style,” says hair stylist Nicky Clarke. “It’s imperative to get this right before styling and colouring – by having your hair in the best possible condition, it will immediately feel and look younger. We spend so much time and money on our skincare routines, yet often neglect our hair and scalp – a little TLC with the right products can give incredible results in no time.”
Nourish and protect with hair masks
Dove Nutritive Solutions Treatment Mask Nourishing Oil Care, R74,99 works wonders after just one application. It helps to nourish severely dry hair and replace lost moisture, thanks to a blend of light nutri-oils that won’t weigh your hair down.
Pantene Pro-V Intensive Mask Smooth & Silky, R84,99 for 300ml, is an intense hydrating mask that not only gives your hair an instant moisture boost, but also protects it from dry, external factors too.
We are big Dark and Lovely fans, and the Dark and Lovely Replenishing Hair Mask, R49,99 for 250ml is always on our bathroom shelf. Its key ingredient- Indian Amla oil, adds a glossy shine to hair, while nourishing it from root to tip – it never disappoints.
Keratin is gold for our hair – it keeps it healthy, strong and prevents any unwanted frizz. Make hair more silky and manageable with a weekly dose of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Deep Treatment Masque, R79,99 for 300ml
The ultimate splurge
L’Occitane En Provence Intensive Repair Mask, R495, is the ultimate repair mask for dry, damaged hair that’s been overtreated and coloured. It’s rich in sunflower oil and oat amino acids to help restore and protect hair fibres. Plus, it’s silicone-free formula helps to smooth hair and restore shine.