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How To Get Silky Hair: 3 Expert Tips

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04 September 2018
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Elizabeth Hall

Beauty Editor

04 September 2018

An American journalist living in Paris, Elizabeth has a passion for all things hair. Hailing from sunny California, she gives you the dish on the latest trends from around the world.

We all know the feeling you get after stepping out of the salon with soft, silky hair that you can’t stop running your fingers through. Healthy-looking, lustrous hair is gorgeous and gives you a radiant glow.

If you’re wondering how to achieve shiny, soft-to-touch strands, then keep on reading. Rodney Cutler, Redken brand ambassador and celebrity stylist, shares his professional secrets about how to get silky hair.

Learn how to get silky hair.

A good hair day can have the most positive impact on your life. When you catch a glimpse of yourself breezing past a window and see shiny smoothness reflecting back at you, what more could you ask for? Regardless of the cut, color, or style you decide to try, you won't live up to its full potential if it isn't healthy and shiny.

First, take a step back and identify your hair care concerns. If your hair is curly, you might be prone to suffering from dry hair—essentially hair that is dehydrated. Not to be confused with damaged hair, dry locks require hydrating, nourishing treatments.

If you have damaged hair, the issue may stem from using too many heat tools or environmental factors (pollution, chemicals, and even UV rays from the sun).

"Great hair starts with great hair care,” Cutler says.

If that's the case, let’s absorb some wisdom from the hair guru.

Shampoo less.

Shampooing your hair on a daily basis can rob your strands of natural oils that make your hair silky smooth. If your roots become greasy after only one day, try and resist the temptation to shampoo and refresh with a dry shampoo instead. From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, we love Redken Dry Shampoo 02 (coming soon).

Quality matters!

A decent hair treatment could be the thing standing between you and silky hair.

When you shampoo and condition, it’s a chance to restore moisture to the hair and provide it with important nutrients needed to keep hair soft and healthy-looking.

Rodney Cutler Redken Brand Ambassador

Take advantage of your washes and use quality products to revitalize your hair. Cutler’s favorite is Redken’s All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner. The hair-saving line helps provide nourishment for severely dry hair.

Don’t forget to deep condition.

If you are wondering how to get silky hair, never underestimate the power of a deep hair conditioner.

“I recommend using [a mask] once a week,” says Cutler.

The results of a weekly hair mask will astonish you. Even if you’re the busiest person, Redken’s All Soft Deep Conditioning Mega Mask only adds a few additional five minutes to your regular routine. Apply to towel-dried hair and leave it on while you make a cup of tea, then rinse with warm (not hot) water.

With a little help from an expert, silky smooth hair is yours to have. We predict many good hair days soon!

Interested in customized advice about attaining silky hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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