*Hair* Slugging Is The Latest Beauty Hack Taking Over TikTok. Here’s How To Do It.

In case you haven't already heard of it, slugging is the latest beauty crazy to take over TikTok trends. Slugging involves adding a petroleum product, like Vaseline, over your nighttime skincare, and it's a great way to help seal in your skin's moisture! Now, we're collectively discovering *hair* slugging. Hair slugging is essentially a fancy new way to describe applying a product with moisture-locking properties — like hair oil — to the ends of your hair to keep hydration in and prevent moisture loss. Not only will this hair trend keep your locks healthy, it's also a great way to combat frizz once the heat (and humidity) start coming in. Let's dive in!

Overnight Hair Slugging

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Don't let "slug" in the title turn you off from this technique! All you need are a few products, and you might have all of them around your bedroom already. Here's a breakdown of how hair slugging actually works:

  1. Apply a generous amount of oil to the shafts + ends of your hair.
  2. Slip your hair inside a fuzzy sock.
  3. Secure with a scrunchie.
  4. Sleep, wake, and wash!
Not only will the oil itself give your hair some moisture, but sleeping with it in a sock will prevent the strands of your hair from frizz, breakage, and other damage that comes from tossing and turning on a pillowcase all night long. Yes, please!

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Hair slugging isn't just for long hair! Some of your bottom layer may fall out of your ponytail overnight, but don't worry too much since the rest of your hair will cover it up.

This is also a great idea for anyone that dyes their hair or has extra-dry strands, since it's so much concentrated moisture at once.

Gisou Mini Honey Infused Hair Oil

gisou hair oil

Mini Scrunchie 6-Pack

mini scrunchie set

GAP Cozy Socks

GAP Cozy Socks

OUAI Hair Oil

hair oil

Daytime Hair Slugging Alternative

If you're not a huge fan of the idea of sleeping with oil in your hair overnight, here's an alternative method that keeps your oiling to daytime hours.

  1. Add some DIY flaxseed gel (from flaxseed and water) or oil to your hair.
  2. Shampoo after two hours.
  3. Repeat for seven days for healthier hair.

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