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Everything You Need to Know About Hair Slugging

If a haircare trend has made its way onto the social media scene, then you know it’s worth digging a little deeper to find out if it actually works. Case in point: hair slugging, similar to hair oiling—another hair smoothening technique—has gained quite the following. But, what exactly does it entail and does it really work?

What is Hair Slugging?

In a nutshell, hair slugging involves sealing moisture into your locks with the help of an occlusive agent, a scrunchie, and a fuzzy sock while you sleep. There are two ways of going about hair slugging: 

- The first involves using a lightweight hair oil applied only to the ends of your hair.
- The second requires the use of a heavier oil in addition to adding a hair mask to your entire head and keeping it overnight.

The hair slugging benefits, however, are the same: silky-smooth and deeply hydrated shiny locks.


What Types of Hair is Slugging Recommended For?

Hair slugging will work best on certain hair types more than others. For those with curly hair, this method will be much more beneficial as, by nature, the more coil someone’s hair has, the dryer it tends to be. Heavier-duty hair slugging practiced at a more frequent rate can work wonders for these hair types:

- Thick hair
- Brittle hair
- Dry hair 
- Curly hair

People with thin and fine hair on the other hand should opt for a lightweight oil on the ends of the hair only and no more than once a week.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the different types of oils for hair.


How Does Hair Slugging Work?

As it turns out, slugging your hair is really not that complicated at all. But it’s always best to have a step-by-step guide just to be on the safe side. Here’s the breakdown for both types of hair slugging.

For the Lightweight Oil Method

1- You’ll want to apply a lightweight hair oil to the ends of your hair only. The Garnier Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment is perfect for this method.
2- Conceal the hair in a clean, soft, or fuzzy sock.
3- Secure the sock with a scrunchie (if possible, we recommend using a silk scrunchie).
4- Finally, you can head to bed, doze off and let the slugging work its magic!

Garnier Sleek and Shine Moroccan Oil Treatment Smooth Hair

For the Heavier Oil Method

1- Start off by applying a heavily hydrating oil from root to end. We recommend the Garnier Curl Multi-Use Oil, specifically formulated for curly hair, and the Garnier Triple Nutrition Marvelous Oil Hair Elixir, which instantly delivers intense nourishment to treat dry to very dry hair without greasiness.
2- Follow it up with a hair mask on top of the oil.
3- Conceal the hair in a clean, soft, or fuzzy sock.
4- Secure the sock with a (silk) scrunchie.
5- Rinse everything off as soon as you wake up.

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