Alexa Chung Hints At The Secret Behind Her Sleek Silky Hair

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Alexa Chung has hinted that her secret to keeping her hair in good condition lies in where she lays her head.

Chung regrammed a throwback snap shot by legendary French photographer Brigitte Lacombe for the brand Slip Silk Pillowcase in 2009.

She captioned the photo shared on Tuesday 18 October: “📸 Brigitte Lacombe in NY 2009 when I was charged with the task of ‘saving MTV’. I didn’t but ‘Jersey Shore’ did.”

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Silk pillowcases have long been heralded for their kind to hair properties, and the brand claim on their website: “Cotton grabs your hair and twists it at the root throughout the night, damaging hair and causing bed-head in the morning, whereas silk is so gentle on your hair, it allows your hairstyle/blow-dry to last overnight.”

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Chung previously told Stylist she likes to keep her hair routine “as simple as possible”.

“I’ve gone out with boys that take longer to get ready than I do,” she said. “But I do a lot of maintenance throughout the day by constantly manoeuvring it into different positions. I put it up, then I put it down. I put it to the side, then leave it down again. I go through about eight hairstyles in a single day.”

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