You’ve heard of skin care slugging but what about hair slugging?

The TikTok trend explained

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 31 2022

If 2022 has taught us anything it’s that trend names can be deceiving.

Case in point? The slugging skin care trend.

Given that the skin care technique involves slathering on copious amounts of petroleum before bed to minimise water evaporation, we can understand the comparison to the slimy invertebrates.

The principle has even been applied to makeup, with complexion-conscious makeup wearers donning a protective primer before their base products,  allowing them to seal in their skin care and achieve a smooth base for any additional makeup they wear throughout the day.

And now TikTokers are using a similar technique for treating their hair.

How it works

Hair slugging involves dousing strands in hair oil before bed and wrapping the hair in a soft sock or silk head wrap. The hair oil acts to seal in moisture and prevent dry, damaged and fluffy-looking lengths. 

And when you wake? Expect shinier, silkier and softer strands. 

Or at least that’s what happened when these TikTok creators gave the trend a try…

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Main image credit: @dixiedamelio

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).