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    "After A While, Your Hair And Scalp Get Used To It": 23 Easy Tips To Show Your Hair Some TLC This Winter

    As someone with dry hair, I'm trying some of these tips ASAP.

    As someone who loves all things beauty, I'm a sucker for any sort of hair, skincare, or makeup hack that will make my life easier. So you could imagine my excitement when I came across this Reddit thread where u/Tough-Ad9249 asked, "How do you keep your hair silky and soft? Do you have any go-to products or techniques?" The thread had a lot of great hair tips that I combined with some tips from past BuzzFeed posts.

    wet hair being washed

    Read on for some helpful tips and tricks to achieve soft, smooth hair.

    1. "Braid your hair at night in a few braids to avoid extreme tangling."

    several hands touching a woman's braids

    2. "Use a filter on your shower head that removes hard water, chlorine, and other chemicals and minerals. I also use a clarifying shampoo to remove buildup."

    a shower head streaming water

    3. "I recommend cold rinsing after washing your hair."


    4. "I keep my hair in a bun or braided when I sleep, in cold weather, or while exercising to avoid breakage."

    the back of a girl braiding her hair

    5. "Avoid silicones in your hair products. It's in everything from shampoo and conditioner to styling products. Detoxing from them takes a bit and my hair definitely didn't look its best in the process."


    6. "For chemically treated hair, my favorite conditioner is the Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask. I use it instead of a normal conditioner. It leaves my hair feeling soft and hydrated, and it smells amazing."

    a girl in a salon chair looking to the side

    7. "Finish hair washing with a final rinse with 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar in a pitcher of water."


    8. "Protect your hair when sleeping by using silk or satin pillowcase, a bonnet, putting it up in a loose bun, or braiding it."

    a few pillows on a bed

    9. "You don’t have to avoid heat styling techniques completely but ALWAYS use a heat protectant when you use heat on your hair."

    10. "No tight ponytail holders. I use clips, bun pins, or satin scrunchies only. I also use Olaplex shampoo and conditioner, Verb ghost oil, and Bumble and Bumble heat shield."

    a person wrapping a hair tie around their hair

    11. "Washing your hair as little as possible is so good! After a while, your hair and scalp get used to it and your hair takes longer to become greasy."


    12. "Reverse-washing will change your life."

    a person washing her hair in the shower

    13. "Use a good shampoo and conditioner. I swear by Aveda Nutriplenish. I also let my hair dry naturally about halfway before I blow dry. If I don't have anywhere to be, I let it air dry all the way. Try not to brush sopping wet hair unless you have curly hair, then comb it with a wide tooth comb with conditioner in it while still in the shower. I also use a leave-in conditioner when I brush my hair because it helps reduce breakage."

    a person's hands in their damp hair

    14. "I use a clarifying shampoo and a keratin-infused conditioner. I don’t blow dry it, I let it air dry, and I pick it with a wide-tooth comb until it’s fully dry and then brush it starting at the ends and working my way up. I get a Malibu treatment and a trim-up about once a year."


    15. "A very simple but often overlooked thing is getting regular trims to remove split ends."

    wet hair getting cut

    16. "Nourish your hair with supplements."

    —Elle Westby, stylist and co-founder of Gem House.

    17. "Properly detangling your hair will help prevent breakage."

    a woman combing her long hair

    18. "I put conditioner in the palm of my hand and add four to five drops of castor oil to it. My hair feels beautiful! I also do castor oil deep conditioning and leave it on my hair and scalp for a few hours or overnight."


    19. "Swap out your regular shampoo for a moisturizing one."

    hair being shampooed at a salon

    20. "If you're applying a hair mask, cover it with a shower cap to retain even more moisture."

    —Elle Westby, stylist and co-founder of Gem House.

    21. "Use a microfiber towel — or even an old cotton T-shirt — on wet hair to help reduce frizz and increase shine."

    the author posing with her hair in a towel

    22. "Twisting your hair will help to minimize breakage."

    a person twisting their hair

    23. "Drink a lot of water and eat as healthy as you can."


    Do you have any hair tips you could add to this list? Share them with me in the comments below!