Want salon soft hair at home? It’s easier than you think! A simple trip to the salon can be exhausting – countless hours in one seat, saving up to get the treatment you want and then being cautious all day for the effect to only last about a week or two. We’re letting you in on a few tips and tricks to maintain shiny hair at home!
Wash hair twice a week
The most common mistake people make when trying to achieve soft hair is washing it too often. We agree that nothing beats the radiance fresh and clean hair adds to our entire look. However, washing it too frequently can dull the shine and make hair weaker.
Stick to a twice a week hair wash schedule for the best. And for both days, use different shampoos. Use a regular shampoo once a week and use a clarifying shampoo on the other hair wash day of the week. The latter will take care of all the dirt and dead cell buildup on the scalp and keep your hair healthy and soft.
Mask up or oil your hair
Just like you, your hair needs nutrients to grow and stay healthy. Make sure you give yourself a nice head massage with your favourite hair oil. Good ol’ champi has been a part of the Indian beauty and hair care routine for over 4000 years for the countless benefits that oiling offers. It penetrates deep into your scalp and nourishes every strand individually. Keep the oil in your hair for about an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Another equally brilliant option is a hair mask. Pick a hair mask suitable for your hair and apply it all over your hair, once a week. This will ensure your hair doesn’t lack any vitals and stays soft and shiny. Our top hair mask pick is the Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask for Dry & Rough Hair. This keratin actives enriched formula revives dull hair repairs damage and makes hair extremely soft.
Protect from heat
We all love trying new hair trends and styling our hair. But constant use of heating devices on our hair can take a toll on the appearance and feel. If you’re someone who uses heat on the regular, make sure you protect your hair with a heat protectant. They are designed to form a shielding film around your hair to minimise heat damage. This will ensure your hair never loses lustre.
Our favourite heat protector is the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray which prevents hair damage and also tames frizz, makes hair manageable and adds an instantly healthy appearance due to the marula oil in the formula.
The ultimate weapon to add shine to your hair – hair serum! This magical elixir not only makes hair manageable and soft but adds a gorgeous shine to each strand. Coat the lengths of your hair in an adequate amount of serum and watch your hair transform!
Keep it loose and free
It is important to let your hair down if you want to keep it looking amazing. When you tie your hair too tight all the time, it ends up creating little crinkles and frizz. This makes hair look very dry and lifeless. Make sure you pick hairstyles that allow your hair to move around so you don’t face frizziness.