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When you have naturally textured hair like I do, trying to achieve smooth and sleek hair can be a struggle. I’ve spent a good portion of my life putting my own hair through the ringer with chemical treatments, endless blowouts and many straightening iron battles.
The truth is, getting smoother hair isn’t all that hard when you make small changes in your routine. These tricks to get smoother hair will help keep frizz under control while your mane becomes more manageable to style. Get ready to skip the salon visit; you’ll be able to get smoother hair tonight with these at-home tips.
1Keratin Is Your Best Friend
One of the best ingredients to look for in hair care products when you’re looking for a smooth down is keratin. Luckily, you don’t need to break the bank to get awesome keratin products for your daily routine. I’ve personally used the Suave Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioners for over a year now, and aside from being extremely affordable at Walmart, they actually work.
My hair always comes out feeling softer and looking sleeker with a smooth finish once dry. The shampoo gently cleanses while the conditioner seals your hair cuticles for frizz control up to 48 hours! It’s salon proven to prevent frizz as well as Kerastase Oleo-Relax, and at a much better price when you go through hair care as quickly as I do. You all know what my natural, wavy texture looks like, which is hard to make look polished, and this definitely helps get the job done.
2Stop Going to Bed with Wet Hair
Wet hair is vulnerable hair, and it’s the most prone to breaking. When you’re lying down at night, you create friction between your head and your pillow when tossing and turning. This is going to create split ends and cause breakage, which means frizz in the morning— not to mention long-term damage! If you must for whatever reason, put your hair in a loose topknot with a scrunch or other loose hair tie.
3Use a Microfiber Towel to Dry
Normal towels are made from terrycloth, which is actually very rough on your hair and can cause static and frizz when drying. Microfiber is much softer and doesn’t snag on wet, elastic hair, while also being extremely absorbent. I love putting my hair in a microfiber turban to help it dry before blowdrying, since it sucks up most of the moisture.
4Concentrate the Heat Downwards
If you’re blowing out you hair, be sure to use a concentrator nozzle, which is the flat attachment that comes with most blow dryers. This helps focus the heat exactly where you want it, so you’re not blowing strands of hair in different directions. It’s also important to aim the heat down the shafts of your hair, so any baby hairs, or shorter/broken strands lay seamlessly with the rest of your hair, resulting in a smoother appearance.
If you have other hair goals, check out the Suave Professionals line at Walmart, which has products containing all the “it” ingredients for all hair types.