As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m quite lucky with my hair and never experience extreme frizz. However, I constantly struggle with static and fly-aways instead. In fact, I often joke that it’s impossible for my hair to look glossy and groomed for more than five minutes. Olivia Palermo I am not…
I’ve tried many different remedies in the past – from hairsprays to smoothing conditioners. And I even went through a phase of sleeping in a silk turban every night (helpful, but a bit of a faff).
Eventually I just gave in to the static, and accepted my halo of fuzz. But – just like with romance – the moment you stop looking you find “the one”. And in the last month I’ve accidentally stumbled upon not just one solution, but two!
So here is my secret to smooth, silky hair…
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush
For the longest time I’ve just used Tangle Teezers and the WetBrush. Both are great, but are designed specifically for brushing wet hair and tackling knots. So, there’s no benefit when using them on dry hair, like I was.
I was given a Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush ages ago. But instead of using it I just kept it stashed away in its box. Because the brush is so beautiful, with that stunning pop of aqua, I thought it would make a great flat-lay prop and decided not to use it.
However, when I moved house at the beginning of the year I found the brush packed away in a box of beauty samples and decided to give it a go. And – oh my gosh – it’s been a complete game changer!
This baby leaves my hair looking so shiny and silky. According to Moroccanoil, this is because boar bristle brushes “provide nourishment by stimulating and massaging the scalp and gently spreading hair’s natural oils down the shaft… with repeated use, hair becomes softer, more manageable and healthier.”
Perhaps this is common knowledge, and you’re all using boar bristle brushes already, but I had absolutely no idea! Better late than never though, right? And it goes without saying that I’ll be using Moroccanoil’s Boar Bristle Classic Brush from here on out, when brushing dry hair.
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As mentioned above, I used to sleep in a silk headwrap to protect my hair from friction and minimise static. It really did work, because silk is gentle on your hair, and it produces less friction than cotton pillowcases when you’re moving around in your sleep.
However I used to get quite overheated when sleeping in a turban. And it also made me look like an insane grandma. So eventually I ditched the headwrap and went back to a life of fuzzy fly-away hairs.
Then, at the beginning of the year, my luck began to change as I was introduced to lifestyle brand Slip, who produce luxurious silk pillowcases with beauty benefits. Slipsilk™ took over 10 years to develop and provides the perfect balance of “shine, thickness, softness and durability.”
All of Slip’s pillowcases are created using long fibre mulberry silk and non-toxic dyes, and they’re also machine washable. They help to reduce friction, prolonging the life of your blow-out and eradicating bed-head. Plus, the pillowcases are also kind to your skin, minimising the “drag” of cotton against sensitive skin.
I love my Slip pillowcase, and the effects were immediate. I now wake up with smoother, shinier hair, and have less fly-aways. It’s an investment, but considering it’s a one-time purchase it does have very good cost-per-use value!
Shop at slipsilkpillowcase.co.uk.
What’s your secret to smooth, silky hair? And are you tempted to try a boar bristle brush or silk pillowcase now? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts…