Want to get shiny hair but don’t want to spend big bucks at the salon? We got you. That feeling of walking out of a salon with freshly blow-dried is something else. And today, we’re teaching you how to recreate salon-like shiny, gorgeous, bouncy hair at home. Yup. Scroll down for an easy-peasy step-by-step routine.

 

Step #1: Wash your mane with a mild shampoo

Step #1: Wash your mane with a mild shampoo

Every treatment begins with a clean canvas. Whether it’s skincare or haircare, always start by cleansing. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth With Argan Oil Shampoo. The argan oil-enriched formula adds a glorious shine to the tresses. Gently massage your scalp using your fingertips (not nails) to lift all the dirt that’s piled up on the roots of your hair. Don’t use your nails to clean your scalp, it will only cause scratches and minor bruises. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. While cold water is great to add shine to hair, lukewarm water will help break down oil buildup on your hair and give you a better wash for hair spa days.

 

Step #2: Apply a nourishing hair mask

Step #2: Apply a nourishing hair mask

Your hair is made up of three basic components - medulla, cortex and cuticle. The medulla is near the centre of your hair, and it is surrounded by the cortex. The cuticle of a human hair strand is the outermost portion that covers the cortex. A cuticle is a layer of dead cells that form a protective wall around the cortex and medulla to protect the hair. If your cuticle is damaged, it causes split ends, breakage due to damage on the inner portion and roughness at the ends.

Hence, it is important to use hair masks that provide your hair with nourishment. Hair masks are designed to detangle the hair, minimise frizz, decrease friction and provide nutrients. Smaller molecules that reach the inner surface of the hair give your hair a boost of shine and strength from within. After a trim, your cuticles are open. So, use a hair mask like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Mask to get maximum benefit. The formula is enriched with keratin and marula oil to give you the softest hair. Apply it from mid-length to ends and keep it for 3-5 minutes. Wash off with cold or lukewarm water.

 

 

Step #3: Use a cotton t-shirt to dry your hair

Step #3: Use a cotton t-shirt to dry your hair

Towels can be aggressive for your hair. Use an old cotton t-shirt to dry your hair instead. The material is much more gentle on your hair. Just wrap it around your hair as you would wrap a towel and let the t-shirt soak the water. Ensure you don’t keep it wrapped on your head for more than 10 minutes. This is enough time for all the excess water to wring out. If you keep cloth wrapped around your hair for too long, it restricts air from going through and drying your hair.

 

Step #4: Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle

Step #4: Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle

Once your hair is dry, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle it. Widely spaced combs are perfect for detangling your tresses. They do not tug on your hair and get rid of the tangles with ease. The key is to always be gentle and patient.

 

Step #5: Use a hair serum

Step #5: Use a hair serum

The final step to achieving healthier, softer and shiny hair is using a hair serum. What it does is ensure that your hair keeps getting nourishment even after you’re done with your essential hair care. Use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum on mid-lengths to tips of your hair to seal the deal and keep your hair knot-free and shiny. This is formulated with camellia oil and instantly takes care of frizz and dullness. Don’t limit serums to only hair spa days, use them after every hair washes for salon-like shiny hair.