From tried and tested beauty hacks to hair products that will enhance your look, here's how to get your hair the glossiest it's ever been

Picture the silky hair of your dreams-smooth, tangle free and shiny enough to reflect sunlight. It might seem difficult to achieve this vision with the damage our hair goes through on a daily basis with constant heat styling and exposure to pollution, but don't worry girl, we got you! Here's our guide on everything you need to know about keeping your tresses baby-soft.

Ditch the cotton pillowcase

Silky Hair Tips

While cotton is the ideal fabric to battle the Indian summer, it may not be as good for your hair. The rough fibers of the fabric in the pillowcase don't allow your hair to glide across easily while sleeping at night, leading to tangles and knots. The friction often leads to breakage and hair loss. Moreover, cotton pillowcases tend to absorb the oil from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle. A pure silk pillowcase on the other hand is exactly the smooth surface your hair needs to rest on, preventing dryness and split ends.

Switch to cool rinses

Cold Shower for Silky Hair

There is nothing more blissful than a steaming hot shower at the end of a long day, however, using the same temperature water on your tresses will lead to a loss of moisture. Hot water strips hair of its natural oils, making it frizzy and untamed. Over time, it can even dry out your scalp, leading to itchiness and dandruff. Instead, save the hot shower for your body and switch to a cool rinse for your hair. Trust us, you will see the immediate difference in the way your mane behaves. Cool water maintains the natural oils your hair requires while effectively closing the roots on your scalp, leading to shiny, smooth hair.

Conditioning is key

Applying Conditioner for Smooth Hair

Once you have used a hydrating shampoo and conditioner on your mane, follow it up with a light styling product such as a leave-in cream, serum or hair oil. This seals in that added touch of moisture, giving your hair some much needed shine. We recommend the Livon Anti-Frizz Serum which is suited to all hair textures be it curly, wavy or straight. Infused with Moroccan argan oil extracts, it gives your hair a sheen like no other because it is the best serum for frizzy and dry hair.

Sunday self care

Coconut for Silky Hair

Over time as our hair is exposed to heat, dust and changing weather, it tends to become dull. It is integral to set aside some time every other weekend to rejuvenate your tresses with a homemade hair mask. You will be surprised to learn how many kitchen staples can revive your struggling mane! Take half an avocado, one tablespoon of honey, half a tablespoon of coconut oil and mix it all together. Apply it directly onto your scalp and along the entire strand until the hair ends, and rinse after 20 minutes. Not only will this hydrate your roots, it's packed with omega-3 fatty acids which will strengthen your hair and bring shine.

Go get that haircut

Haircut Tips for Silky Hair

We're all guilty of not trimming our hair for months at a time, in a bid to grow it out. However, if your hair is brittle and prone to split ends, this can cause breakage and ultimately, hair loss. Getting routine light trims keeps your hair in shape while maintaining softness. If you need to know when it's the right time for a maintenance trim, feel the tips of your hair for dryness and knots.