Hair slugging has been the subject of TikTok’s latest obsession. However, TikTokers didn’t invent it. Hair slugging has, in fact, been around for centuries.
WHAT IS HAIR SLUGGING
Hair slugging involves coating your hair with a hydrating product hair oi), wrapping up your strands in a fluffy sock, and letting it soak in overnight. The goal is to wake up to nourished, shiny, and healthy-looking hair.
While hair sluggling has been trending everywhere, the idea of oiling your hair has been around for a while. Hair oiling is an Indian tradition that’s been around for centuries, as the oil contains fatty acids that hydrate and strengthen the hair. Using protective hair wraps isn’t a new idea either, Black women and people of colour have been using protective wraps for centuries.
The dramatic results you may have seen on TikTok are convincing enough for anyone to give this trend a try.
WHAT DOES HAIR SLUGGING DO?
Hair slugging works by sealing in moisture. The oils or serums you apply lock in moisture, eliminating frizz and adding shine. If you’re hair is dry and brittle hair slugging can help restore your texture and improve the overall look and feel of your hair.
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HOW TO SLUG YOUR HAIR
If you want to try the trend for yourself? Here’s a step-by-step guide to hair slugging.
- Apply a light oil to dry hair from the mid-length to the ends
- Put the hair into a fuzzy sock or a protective silk bonnet
- Leave the product on overnight
- Brush out your hair and style as usual.
PRODUCTS YOU NEED
THE PRODUCTS YOU NEED
Do try hair slugging, you will need a lightweight hair oil, silk bonnet or fuzzy socks and a good quality brush. Shop our favourites below.