Celebrity secrets to silky, smooth hair

Celebrities are the Olympians of hair care. Their tresses are straightened, curled, sprayed, teased, colored, braided, pinned, and then sprayed some more, practically every single day. And since no one knows better than the stars how to keep their hair silky and shiny in the face of such rigor, we went straight to our favorite ladies for their tips and tricks. See what Sofia Vergara, Olivia Wilde, Rachel Bilson, Melissa McCarthy, and others have to say and let us know if you agree.

Many stars agree that simply doing as little as possible to their hair when they’re off the clock is essential to maintaining shine and softness. Sofia Vergara, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough suggest laying off the blow dryer and the styling tools. "Heart of Dixie" star, Rachel Bilson, doesn’t even like to use a brush. (I’m so happy she said that as I don’t even own one for the same reason.)

Other stars are more proactive with their approach. Victoria’s Secret Angel, Elsa Hosk sees a connection between the health of her hair and staying hydrated, plus eating healthy fats such as avocado and nuts. "Twilight's" Nikki Reed, whose mom is a hairdresser, loves to put avocados (and mayonnaise!) on her hair as a DIY “mask.”

Then there are the ladies who adhere to a more traditional approach. Melissa McCarthy, Ivory brand ambassador, Emmy winner and budding fashion designer, opts for a deep condition. Or at least she tries to— when her two little girls who insist on bathing with her give her the chance. I can certainly relate to that.

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