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.