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Hair How-To: Soft, Sleek Ends

softsleekendsNo matter how much volume and grit we inject in to our locks, we can’t deny the need for smooth, sleek ends. Keep hair supple and healthy looking with this line up…
 

L’OREAL MYTHIC OIL
feelunique.com / £13.95
This affordable number is a must for keeping hair in full health, the smoothing oil is slurped up by our dehydrated locks and in return leaves hair feeling oh so soft. It’s ideal for all hair types, and it’s one of the only oils we’ve come across that you just can’t go wrong with – there’s never any signs of lank locks after overdoing it, even on fine hair.
We smooth a pump or two through the mid-lengths and ends of towel-dried hair, either before brushing to help with the detangling process or before blowdrying to tame and smooth.
A little can also be used to take care of any fly-aways or frizz once dry – the sweet smell also freshens up the hair on day two. An everyday saviour!

ALTERNA CAVIAR CC CREAM
lookfantastic.com / £24.95
You read it right, Alterna have formulated a ‘do all’ CC cream for hair. The multi-tasking wonder packs in 10 products to form one unique offering that may well be all you’ll ever need to get effortless hair in minutes – and the weightless texture means it works a treat on hair of all types and lengths.
Providing a moisture injection and working to help protect and strengthen the hair, this creamy number doesn’t stop at simply smoothing and softening the locks. It’s free of nasties and can be used with your usual hair products to get the most out of your ‘do.
Apply to damp hair for heat protection and to smooth down the lengths of locks, or use it to finish off your hair style – it creates the perfect polished finish. This is definitely something that will help you to achieve Blake Lively locks on a rushed weekday morning.

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE STRAIGHT BLOW DRY BALM
lookfantastic.com / £23.50
Of course, Bumble and bumble have every hair style, type and concern covered with their infallible range of treatments and styling products. We never really had ourselves down as sleek ‘n’ straight gals until this balm came on the scene. It’s the ultimate weapon in fighting frizz and it leaves us with the urge to stroke the ends of our hair all day… seriously.
The heat-activated formula can be smoothed through hair before blow-drying for a slick finish that oozes shine. It creates a more manageable ‘do in minutes, even the most unruly locks will see great results from using this light balm. For an extra sleek result, use a paddle brush as you blow-dry, this will help to keep hair in place for longer.
The best bit? It leaves no evidence of product in the hair, so you can’t go wrong with its softening ways.

TONI & GUY SHINE GLOSS SERUM
boots.com / £7.49
Last of all, this shine-inducing serum is on hand to control any signs of an unruly mane. The gorgeous gloss adds a much-needed boost to the hair, helping to nourish dry ends and keep the hair looking supple and smooth.
It’s another product that doesn’t leave a trace behind, it’s incredibly softening but doesn’t weigh down the hair or make ends look greasy. Dispense a pea-sized amount and rub between palms before smoothing through hair – this will ensure a more even application.
The dreamy serum feels gorgeous on the hair, and it works wonders on dry-looking second day hair if you’ve overdone it on the dry shampoo. We’ve all been there…

Do you use any hair saviours for keeping hair soft and supple?

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