How To: Secrets for Sexy Sleek Hair

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Tippi Shorter, Aveda's artistic director for textured hair, shares her secrets for sexy sleek.

Tippi Shorter, Aveda's artistic director for textured hair, shares her secrets for sexy sleek.

Wet Vs. Slick

For a traditional wet look, start with damp hair, then apply a water-based high-shine gel for hold. Slick styles can be done wet or dry using a few dollops of oil, pomade or shine serum.

Essential Oils

A hydrating oil is the most important part of a satiny do. It penetrates to keep hair moisturized inside and out.

The Right Tools

Smooth unruly strands with a mixed-bristle brush.

Faux Finish

Dab oil on ends and then run a flat iron over hair to create texture without water.

This article was featured in the June 2014 issue of ESSENCE . Pick it up on newsstands now.

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