By now, we’re sure you know the damaging effects of regular heat styling on your hair. Not only does it strip your hair of essential moisture, leaving it dry and frizzy, but it is also really time-consuming. I mean, remember how you would wake up at least an hour earlier than usual to wash your hair before the pandemic struck?
But with lockdown like curbs being implemented across the country due to rising cases, you’ll be required to stay indoors most of the time. But guess what? This is the perfect opportunity to pamper your tresses. If you’re wondering how to make your hair look soft and shiny, all you need to do is follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 01: Shampoo
Start with saturating your hair with lukewarm or cold water. Next, take about a quarter-sized amount of gentle, SLS-free shampoo and apply it only to the scalp. Gently massage the product all over your scalp using your fingertips for at least 60 seconds before rinsing it all off.
Step 02: Condition
Once your hair is completely clean of oil and product build-up, take a generous amount of conditioner and apply it along the length of your hair. You can even replace your conditioner with a conditioning hair mask if you have severely dry and damaged hair. Conditioners not only help hydrate your strands and prevent frizz but also detangle, soften and smoothen the strands to make them look healthy and shiny.
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Step 03: Detangle
This is the main step in achieving super soft and manageable tresses. Take a wide-tooth comb and gently detangle the knots, starting from the ends and gently move upwards. Since your hair is coated with conditioner, the detangling process will be a breeze. Besides, combing your hair with a conditioner on helps the product spread evenly. Rinse the conditioner after 3-5 minutes.
Step 04: Layer styling products
We usually tend to apply styling products on towel-dried hair, but the wash-and-go method encourages you to use them in the shower itself. Take a generous amount of any styling cream, mousse or even just your leave-in conditioner and apply it from the mid-lengths to the tips. Wet hair absorbs the moisture from these products a lot more easily and makes your hair look a lot healthier post drying, even without any heat styling.