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10 Super Easy Ways To Having Soft, Shiny Hair All The Time

No need to go to the salon.
How to have soft, shiny hair at home
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Getting soft shiny hair is a basic beauty goal that we all aimed for since we hit puberty, aka the age when we became conscious of our looks. Pre-pandemic, we would just sit in the salon chair and wait for our stylist to apply hair treatments that will help rescue our tresses.

Now that we prefer to stay in, we all go the DIY beauty route, even with hair. At-home haircuts and DIY dye jobs are just some stuff we all learned while in quarantine.

On that note, we present to you the ultimate guide to getting healthy hair without going to the salon. These cover simple lifestyle changes and product recommendations that will help level up your hair game.

Check out the best healthy hair hacks below:

10 Tips To Getting Healthy Hair At Home

  1. Go for sulfate-free formulas.

    Choose shampoos and conditioners without sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which can dry out the strands. SLS is a surfactant that helps lift dirt and buildup but too much of this ingredient can strip the scalp and tresses of its natural oils and moisture.

    L'Oreal Paris Ever Pure Frizz-Defy Sulfate Free Hair Color Shampoo and Conditioner

    L'Oreal Paris Ever Pure Frizz-Defy Sulfate Free Hair Color Shampoo and Conditioner, P594, Lazada


  2. Never skip conditioner.

    Keep your locks looking soft and smooth by using conditioner after you wash your locks. Leave it on for three to five minutes to help the ingredients work their ~*magic*~.

  3. Soak your strands in a deep-conditioning mask at least once a week.

    If you've got chemically treated hair, you need additional moisture! Use a deep-conditioning mask once or twice a week to restore your tresses' softness and shine.

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    Babe Formula Avo Babe Hair Day Hair Mask

    Babe Formula Avo Babe Hair Day Hair Mask, P301, Shopee


  4. Brush your hair every day.

    There are times when we neglect to brush our hair, but skipping this step may damage our locks: Tangles will form which may lead to breakage! Plus, the bristles help massage the scalp which boosts the shine and growth process of the follicles.

  5. Remove tangles with care.

    It can be tempting to quickly brush away the tangles but this may damage the strands. Try this method instead: Apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to the knots and slowly comb out the tangles starting from the tips going upwards.

    Wetbrush Shower Detangler in Pink Glitter

    Wetbrush Shower Detangler in Pink Glitter, P499, Amorfia



  6. Do a scalp detox once a month.

    Product and oil can build up on the scalp and strands. You can opt to wash with a clarifying shampoo, do a hair vinegar rinse, or massage a scalp scrub once a month.

    Lush Rehab Shampoo

    Lush Rehab Shampoo, P525/100g, P1,150, 250g, Lush


  7. Get a trim every three months if possible.

    The ends of the hair are the driest parts of your hair because they're farthest from the scalp, the source of natural oils. Parched tips become tikwas or have split ends. Get a trim every two to three months to refresh your hair.

  8. Follow the Curly Girl Method if you've got pretty curls and coils.

    When you've got wavy or curly hair, your locks need special care. The Curly Girl Method (CGM) helps bring out the natural texture of the hair. Check out the 411 on CGM here.

  9. Wash your hair every other day if you have colored hair.

    To preserve the vivid hue of dyed hair, colorists advise skipping washing your hair on some days. When you've got bleached Level 10 hair, it's advisable to just wash it water and apply conditioner to soften the strands and stop the color from prematurely fading. 

  10. Use a heat protectant when using hot tools.

    Heat-styling can be damaging to the strands so it's advisable to spritz a heat protectant product before styling. Let the tresses absorb the formula first before straightening or curling the hair.

    Davines OI All in One Milk

    Davines OI All in One Milk 135ml , P1,495, HairMNL


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