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What is hair slugging? I tried TikTok’s latest viral beauty trend

Hair slugging young asian woman using a towel on wet hair

Is hair slugging the secret to shiny hair? I tried it to find out. (Getty Images)

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If you’ve spent much time online recently, then you’ll know that slugging has become a popular trend to lock in moisture and get a “glass skin” look. In case you’re unfamiliar with the technique, it’s an intensely moisturizing K-Beauty skincare process that originated in South Korea and involves lathering your face in Vaseline or a petrolatum-based product to help hydrate your skin overnight.

It has been a game-changing technique for my skin, so when hair slugging went hair-slugging%2F&referer_video_id=7066117462411988271&refer=embed&referer_url=” data-ylk=”slk:viral on TikTok” class=”link “viral on TikTok, I knew I had to try the trend too.

What is hair slugging?

The idea is simple: before bed, put a hair serum or oil on your hair, cover with a fuzzy sock to protect ends from friction and damage while you sleep, and you’ll hopefully wake up to the shiny hair of your dreams.

Because oiling and hydrating hair has been a part of my South Asian heritage for centuries, the concept didn’t feel foreign to me. However, I had never tried wrapping my hair in a fuzzy sock before, so that was a unique twist.

Instead of a hair oil, I used Dove’s Hair Therapy 7-in-1 Miracle Mist, which not only works as a serum to treat hair, but has also acts as a heat protectant and styling spray.

Dove Hair Therapy 7-in-1 Miracle Mist. Image via Shoppers Drug Mart.

Dove Hair Therapy 7-in-1 Miracle Mist. Image via Shoppers Drug Mart.

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