Unleash Your Inner Glow With TikTok's Hair Slugging Trend


| LAST UPDATE 07/20/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Hey there, beauty enthusiasts! Let's talk about the newest hair care trend that's got TikTok buzzing with over 16 million views. It's called "hair slugging" and trust us, it's not as slimy as it sounds!

So, what exactly is hair slugging? Well, it's a super simple process that involves giving your hair a bit of TLC with some oil or Vaseline before you hit the sack. Here's how it works: you apply your chosen product to your hair at night, wrap it up in an old t-shirt or sock (yes, you read that right), and then unveil your luscious locks the next morning. Dr. Jaqueline Zmijevski, a renowned dermatologist, assures us that this quirky trend is more than just hype. "Hair slugging is great for locking in moisture," she explains. It’s like giving your hair a mini spa treatment while you sleep!

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According to Dr. Zmijevski, using vegetable oil on your hair can work wonders. It replenishes lipids (a.k.a the good fat that nourishes your hair cuticles), enhancing their alignment and shine. This results in hair that's easier to manage, shinier, and tangle-free. And if you're opting for Vaseline? It's excellent for retaining moisture, improving lubrication, and reducing friction when combing. So, say goodbye to frizz and hello to smooth ends! The reason behind using a sock or t-shirt is simple. The cotton material minimizes the friction between your hair and pillow, preventing breakage and frizz, and keeping the product from spreading. Dr. Zmijevski reassures, "As long as it's not too tight, the sock won't cause any problems or lead to hair breakage." What's more, hair slugging is a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. It’s suitable for all hair types and can be done once or twice a week, depending on your needs. You can even alternate it with deep conditioning masks for extra hydration!

Ready to give hair slugging a try? Just leave the treatment on your hair while you catch some Zs, and in the morning, remove the wrap and style your hair as you like. And voila! You've just learned how to slug your hair like a pro! Get ready to wake up with softer, shinier locks. Happy slugging!

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