When you’ve got a big day ahead planned, looking your best is top priority. So along with dewy skin and poppy lips, sleek tresses also feature high on your list. However once you reach out for your trusty hair conditioner in the midst of a shower, you find yourself left with an empty bottle! Do you fear being in such a situation with the looming threat of dull, frizzy locks? Well fret not! If you ever find yourself forced to skip conditioner, here are five hair hacks which will hold you in good stead and give you smooth hair regardless.
 

Use the right cleanser

Use the right cleanser

Next time smooth tresses are on your agenda, there’s only one shampoo for the job. We recommend the Sunsilk Nourishing Soft & Smooth Shampoo co-created by Thomas Taw. Everyone knows that oil is the magic potion for hair and this shampoo has 5 of them! Enriched with almond, babasu, coconut, camellia and argan oil, this shampoo nourishes the strand from deep within so that hair is smooth and soft without being greasy.

Get packing

Give your hair a dose of nourishment with a hair pack that is full of wonderful nutrients. To make one yourself, combine 5 tablespoons of yoghurt with 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 and ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Blend it all together until it emulsifies. Apply the mixture all over your scalp and hair length. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off thoroughly with warm water. Honey is a humectant, which attracts moisture with ease. Yoghurt is filled with protein and olive oil is rich in Vitamin E. Together, they reduce dryness and improve hair elasticity and smoothness.

 

Groom your hair well

Groom your hair well

Little things can make all the difference. In this case, it’s the grooming habits you add to your hair care routine. Even if you’ve skipped hair conditioner, let your final rinse in the shower be an icy cold one. The low temperature of the water works magically on hair and seals in the nutrients from the shampoo, thus preventing hair from getting dried out. After your bath, resist the urge to pick up a blowdryer and let your hair air dry instead. This will prevent undue heat damage and let your hair remain frizz-free. Once your hair is completely dry, use a boar bristle hair brush to brush back your hair by focussing on your scalp. As it helps redistribute the scalp’s sebum evenly, it’s ideal to get smooth hair.

 

Pick the right product

Pick the right product

Choosing the right product can make a world of a difference to your hair. If you are on the look-out for a product that will smoothen hair and remove frizz, the TIGI After Party is just what you need. This smoothening cream is lightweight, works well with a multitude of hair textures and reduces flyaways and frizz. All you will see is smooth tresses that are good enough to compete with silk!

Give your hair a good night

Before you hit the hay, make sure your hair gets the best night of its life. To do so, ensure your hair is completely dry before you sleep. As it is at its most delicate when wet, sleeping in such a condition can cause breakage. Detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb prior to sleeping so that knots don’t form through the night. If you’re comfortable with tied hair when sleeping, use a silk scarf to do so as it prevents static and frizz. You’ll find out that waking up to smooth hair is the best present you can give yourself.