Home Salon Secrets: Get Smooth, Sleek Hair With This Expert Routine

Written by Lopa KFeb 06, 2024
Home Salon Secrets: Get Smooth, Sleek Hair with This Expert Routine

Ever dreamt of that sleek, polished look that you get after a salon visit? Well, the good news is that you can achieve it without leaving your doorstep. Let's dive into the secrets of hair smoothening at home that will have your hair looking and feeling amazing. 

Home Salon Secrets: Get Smooth, Sleek Hair with This Expert Routine   

Picture this, smooth, shiny locks cascading effortlessly, exuding confidence and style. That's the magic of salon-smooth hair. The great news is, you don't have to be a professional stylist to achieve it. With the right tools, treatments, and a bit of know-how, you can learn how to smoothen hair at home. 

Hair smoothening is a technique that helps eliminate frizz, reduces curl, and gives your hair a sleek, polished appearance. The process involves applying a specialized solution, usually formaldehyde, to your hair followed by heat styling. It's like a magic wand for taming unruly locks, making them more manageable and oh-so-smooth. 

To embark on your hair-smoothening journey, you'll need some trusty tools. Think of high-quality shampoos and conditioners, nourishing deep conditioning treatments, the perfect blow dryer or a reliable flat iron. These tools, paired with the right techniques, are your allies in achieving that salon-quality finish. 


Start with the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

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The foundation of any hair treatment is a good smoothing shampoo and conditioner. Get a head start with the paraben-free Dove Daily Shine Shampoo and Conditioner which suits all hair types. It uses fancy technology like a nutritive serum to revive dull hair and protect it from everyday wear and tear. 

Let’s move on to the proper washing technique. Believe it or not, there's an art to washing your hair! Start by wetting your hair thoroughly, then apply a small amount of shampoo. Massage your scalp gently with your fingertips – not your nails! Rinse and repeat if needed. When using conditioner, focus on the ends to keep them hydrated. And here's a golden rule – use lukewarm water. Hot water can strip your hair of natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. 


Deep Conditioning - The Foundation for Smooth Hair

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Deep conditioning is the secret sauce to super soft and smooth hair. It involves using a richer conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft and provide moisture. If you have intense frizz, the best at-home alternative for hair smoothening is the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask. With smoothening in its name, it does what it boasts with the help of keratin and the moisturising argan oil. 

For deep conditioning, you can also add your own concoction like jojoba oil or avocado paste to the mask and apply from mid-length to the ends, avoiding the roots. You can leave it on for the usual 15 minutes but even five minutes will have this baby working its magic on your hair. Rinse thoroughly, and voilà – say hello to luscious locks with this smoothening routine! 


The Blow-Dry Technique - From Damp to Sleek

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Want naturally straight hair? Blow-drying is just what you need. Start with a heat protectant spray like the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray. This heat damage protection also gives a shiny and frizz-free finish. As for the right brush selection, use a round brush for volume or a paddle brush for straight styles. Section your hair and dry one part at a time, pointing the nozzle down to minimize frizz. Finish with a blast of cool air to set your style. And remember, patience is key – rushing can lead to frizz and damage. 

Ironing Out the Details - Using Flat Irons Safely  

For that sleek, straight look, a flat iron is your best friend. Air dry your hair and don’t forget your heat damage protection. Section your hair and run the flat iron smoothly through each section, moving from the roots to the tips. Don't forget to maintain a consistent speed. And here's a pro tip – go for a ceramic flat iron for even heat distribution and safe use. 


FAQs about Hair Smoothening

FAQs about Hair Smoothening

Q1. Can I oil my hair after smoothening my hair? 

Yes. Go back to oiling your hair a few days post the smoothening process. Opt for a lightweight, nourishing oil like Indulekha Bringha Ayurvedic Oil and focus on the lengths and tips rather than the roots. This Ayurvedic oil can add nourishment and shine, enhancing the overall health of your smoothened hair.  

Q2. What is the difference between hair smoothening and straightening? 

Hair smoothening focuses on reducing frizz. The goal is to make your hair more manageable, giving it a smoother appearance while retaining some natural movement, texture and bounce. Hair straightening gives you a completely straight look. It involves altering the hair's structure, often using chemical treatments or intense heat, resulting in a sleek, pin-straight finish. 

Q3: How long does hair smoothening last? 

The longevity of hair smoothening varies from person to person and depends on factors such as your hair type, maintenance routine and the products used. On average, hair smoothening can last anywhere from two to five months. 

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