The Ultimate Guide To Smoother Hair
We would all love to have healthier hair that isn’t heat damaged, or frizzy, or dry, or ...insert qualm here. It seems overwhelming thinking of all the possible precautions we need to take to achieve some extra shine, but luckily, we’ve come up with some easy, at-home tips to help replace bad habits and hair crimes you might not even realize you’re committing.
1. A Heat Protectant
Avoiding heat on your hair altogether is hard to do, but there are a few ways you can be more vigilant about protecting those fragile strands - such as turning down the heat on your tool from 450 to 300, and using leave-in conditioners to give your hair some extra protein and love.
Our SmartStart Leave-In-Conditioner is a do it all leave-in that not only nourishes and detangles, but also adds strength, and eliminates frizz with built in natural heat and UV protection. Rich in powerful essential fatty acids and targeted organic and natural ingredients, its low pH (3.5-4.0) immediately closes the cuticle for brilliant shine and smoothness. While our SmartVolume Leave-In boasts all of those benefits plus added thickness and our SmartCurl Leave-In delivers it all, but is specifically formulated for our wavy and curly gals.
Much like skincare where a regimen maximizes benefits, we have developed a 3-step system that will work from deep within to restore your hair to its ultimate healthiest condition, resulting in an immediate improvement in feel and texture that improves with continued use.
For added heat styling protection or as a final touch for smoothing and hydration, use a clean styler like the SuperFinish Polishing Balm. Our lightweight formula is an oil substitute that keeps every hair in place and enhances shine while eliminating frizz and flyaways.
3. A Weekly Hair Treatment
For smoother tresses, we should give our hair the same TLC we give our skin with face masks by doing a hair treatment each week as part of our self-care ritual.
Give your hair a little extra love with our UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque, an intensive treatment for hair that has been compromised by color or bleach processing, heat styling, or environmental factors.
We often don’t realize how much damage our traditional towels can cause to our hair, but they can in fact be abrasive and promote breakage. The perfect fix? Our favorite Aquis Hair Towel. We love it because it minimizes heat dry time, prevents breakage, and reduces frizz. It is great for all hair types, and is exceptionally helpful for naturally curly or fragile hair.
5. A Wide-Toothed Comb
When detangling wet hair, use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush. This helps to minimize breakage and prevents further damage. Start from the ends of your hair and work your way up to the roots, being gentle and patient as you go.
A silk pillowcase can make all the difference in your hair and it is so easy to make the change that you can practically do it in your sleep. Yes it sounds sexy and glamorous, but a silk or satin pillowcase is actually beneficial for your hair because they’re much more gentle than traditional options. Minimize breakage while maximizing luxury - there are dozens of silk options on the market for you to choose from, including sustainable, vegan ones!
*Bonus Pro Tip*
Rinsing your conditioner out with cold water seals the cuticle of the hair, thereby locking in moisture and helping to reduce frizz. We suggest doing this step last and flipping your head upside down so the cold water only runs down your hair and not your body. It’s hard to force ourselves to do this step after a relaxing, warm shower, but trust us, the benefits are worth it!