After the Korean beauty raised the practice of putting Vaseline all over the face and keeping it that way throughout the night to retain moisture in the skin under the name of facial slugging, social networks have been responsible for popularizing, in the same vein , a similar practice for moisturize hair. It is a home method that, thanks to Tik Tok, has become a beauty trend that works on damaged and dry hair but which, like its facial namesake, has some contraindications for fine hair, with little volume, straight or oily.
What is hair slugging?
The technique consists of applying to the hair, preferably from the middle to the ends, a hair product that acts as a barrier to prevent the hair from dehydrating. The best way to replace the Vaseline that is applied in slugging skincare is to use a hair oil whose formula is not very greasy and provides essential ingredients to nourish deep into the hair. But there are also those who apply a hair mask to find that extra hydration in the hair. In addition to the product, you will need a thick sock (yes, you read that right, a sock) and a hair rubber.
The ritual is done before going to bed, applying the product strand by strand so that all the hair is well covered from the middle to the ends. Then, the mane is inserted into the sock and held with the hair band so that the sock does not move while you sleep and prevent hair from frizzing in contact with the pillow and the product is lost on the sheets. In addition, it serves to “cook” the hair, increasing the temperature of the treatment throughout the night. The next day, you have to shampoo to remove the product and see the benefits of the method.
who can and who can’t practice hair slugging
East low cost home method It works as an ultra moisturizing treatment in case of dry and damaged hair. While the users refer with gratitude to the fact that it is a practice that does not require great effort or time (acts at night), or money, there is a large percentage of hair that cannot benefit from this method. To those who have hair fine, straight, with little volume or not greasy It interests them because it will accentuate all their problems. Also, the recommendation to avoid applying the product near the roots seeks to prevent the product from reaching the scalp, weighing down the roots and minimizing the volume and body of the hair.