Smooth, shiny, shimmering hair…sigh! Let’s face it, we all want soft, touchable smooth locks at some point in our lives, but how do we achieve these silky tresses when just the slightest hint of humidity puts our frizz factor on high alert? Or what about those of us with a wild mass of coarse curls? Is there any hope? Look no further than Aveda’s Smooth Infusion range, one of the most popular product collections at Salon Yazbek. The Smooth Infusion™ system is focused on smoothing hair to reduce frizz and combat moderate humidity. Exclusive plant infusions derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean create a smooth surface on the hair, softening hair by up to 60% as well as moisturising and reducing frizz.
Here Nathan Yazbek shares some pro tips on how to achieve locks so smooth, it’s almost criminal…
Pro Tip #1
“Washing the hair with really hot water opens the hair cuticle, something we really want to avoid! Instead, wash with lukewarm water, and then finish off with a cool rinse. This will help to seal the cuticle, keeping the hair looking shiny and preparing it for a nice smooth blowdry.
Pro Tip #2
“Smooth Infusion shampoo and conditioner are an ideal combination to get started in your quest for silky straight locks and help to protect against surface damage from heat styling. For added protection on fine hair, I would recommend Aveda’s Brilliant Damage Control. This light spray protects against thermal heat, UV damage and breakage from combing.”
Pro Tip #3
“Before blowdrying, prep damp hair with Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother. This product makes styling faster and easier – think of it as a primer for your hair – plus it contains organic tapioca, which defends against humidity for up to 12 hours.”
Pro Tip #4
“In preparation for blowdrying, pre-dry your hair with the dryer nozzle facing down until hair is about 70% dry. Begin styling, ensuring you stretch the hair a little with some tension using a radial brush. Clip the hair up and work section by section, starting underneath the occipital bone, around the head and then finally at the top of the hair.”
Pro Tip #5
“Depending on your hair type, layer a Smooth Infusion finishing product on your hair to finish your desired look, such as Glossing Straightener. For curly, coarse hair, apply from roots to ends. For straight or wavy hair, use it only from mid-lengths to ends.”
Pro Tip #6
“My secret weapon is the Smooth Infusion Masque. Using this clever product on a weekly basis will help to reduce frizz by 50% after just one use!”
Pro Tip #7
“If you prefer to use a flat iron, use ceramic, because it heats faster and better protects the hair. But be sure not to run over the hair multiple times with the hair straightener. You shouldn’t use it as your primary styling tool but rather as a ‘finishing’ tool…a majority of the styling should come from blow-drying the hair the ‘old school’ way. These irons heat up to 220 degrees - that’s intense heat and stress on the hair - so without applying the correct protecting preparation to the hair, you could do some serious damage, especially to those ends.”
The new Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Crème, which will be a life saver for guests with medium to coarse hair as well as those exposed to intensely humid environments for prolonged periods of time that need styling products to preserve their smooth hair style all day long.
Frizzy hair is the #7 global hair care concern, affecting 3 in 10 women. And globally, 66% of women identify themselves as having medium to coarse hair. The new Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Crème deeply nourishes and smooths coarse frizzy hair without weighing it down. It defends against humidity all day, controlling hair from root to tip, and leaves hair feeling soft, silky and full of movement. Emollient rich plant butters – certified organic capuacu and organic shea – help create a barrier around each hair strand to condition and smooth the cuticle. Blow dried or left to air dry, this versatile crème will leave hair nourished and frizz locked out even in intense humidity.