We sat down with Chiara who has been with Millimetre since 2015 and has been working in the hair and beauty industry for 5 years. We asked for her advice and tips for getting super sleek hair and here is what she said…
Step 1: Get yourself a good shampoo & conditioner. We see high street brands advertised on TV or in shops but often these products damage the hair in the long run due to their low quality and added chemicals.
At Millimetre salons we use L’Oréals Pureology and Wella’s System Professional which contains anti-fading technology and are both silicone free. Silicone is used in lower-quality shampoos to coat the hair (making it feel smooth) when in reality it’s actually drying it out!
Chiara’s favourite is Pureology’s Hydrate range!
Step 2: Use a good treatment at least twice a week. Chiara swears by Pureology’s Strength Cure treatment – you should leave it on the hair for between 5-20 minutes to make your locks super sleek.
It also repairs the hair by 76% each time you use it. Pureology’s Strength Cure seals split ends and shrinks the cuticle to reduce frizz.
Step 3: Treat yourself to a Keratin Treatment. A conditioning 72 Hair Smoothing Treatment is applied like a colour but smooths the hair instead of colouring it. It does not chemically straighten the hair like a perm but reduces frizz and calms unruly locks.
To get the best results book this treatment 3-4 times a year and do not wash your hair for 3 days after the treatment is applied to really lock it in. We at Millimetre have two fantastic Keratin 72 hair treatments which are:
- 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Moisture Shampoo 250ml + Hydrating Conditioner 250 ml from only £120 (rrp £179.98)
- 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Replenishing Mask from only £120 (rrp £174.98)
Step 4: Use Luxe Oil on your hair. Our hair is made up of keratin which can be damaged by sun exposure, heat from straightening and curling, and (if you live in a hectic city like London) pollution too.
Chiara recommends System Professional’s Luxe Oil as it has keratin protector in it which helps restore the hair and gives a long lasting silky and smooth effect. Use these top tips to add a Lux oil to your hair:
Top tip 1: Pump this into your conditioner and use as an intense treatment when showering.
Top tip 2: Apply on wet hair and blow-dry it in.
Top tip 3: Apply on dry hair for a smooth finish.
Step 5: Chiara’s main tip is to have a good cut every 5-7 weeks to keep your hair looking healthy. We know it’s hard if you’re trying to grow your hair but if split ends are left too long they will break up the hair cuticle which results in poor hair growth and leaves it looking unhealthy.