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Ever felt a baby’s little pile of hair? It’s so satisfying that you’d wish you can have hair that soft yourself. I know they say “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride” but this is a wish you can bring to life by doing certain things right.
Growing natural hair doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with dry, rough, tangled, damaged, or frizzy hair, you can put in the right amount of effort into making sure your hair feels soft and moisturized day in and out.
Your hair – especially if it’s natural- is one of the most demanding parts of your body, but you know that it determines how you look, and a good hair day is one in which anything is possible, so you naturally want to make as much effort as is required to keep it healthy.
Here’s a simple yet all-inclusive guide on how to make your natural have soft.
How To Make Natural Hair Soft
Among many other things that make your hair enjoyable is the texture, nobody wants hair that is hard to comb or feels rough under your fingertips, so of course the need to keep it soft and untangled arises. With these tips mentioned below, you can keep your natural hair looking and feeling soft.
1. Know Your Hair Type And Buy Products Meant For It
Knowing what works best for your hair type is one of the easiest ways to guarantee to get soft hair. By knowing your hair type and the problems it often faces, you can choose hair products that remedy those problems and reward you with healthy hair.
And we all know that one of the characteristics of healthy hair is that your hair gets impressively soft, it feels satisfying to touch, and braiding and styling are made much easier.
Whether you’re getting a shampoo, rinse-out conditioner, leave-in conditioner, or hair cream, you need to make sure that it is just right for your hair type.
2. Apply Leave-In Conditioner Daily
Leave-in conditioners are an amazing find for the hair care industry, rinse out conditioners do a great job at softening your hair after it has been washed but since they have to be rinsed out, the effects do not last as long as you would want them to.
Leave-in conditioners on the other hand are formulated with essential oils and moisturizing ingredients that soften your hair, moisturize hair, strengthen it, detangle it and give it a beautiful shine when used.
Leave in water-based conditioners are best for use and are suitable for all that types, the water present in the mixture hydrates the hair while the other ingredients are massaged into the hair scalp to detangle the strands and enhance the overall texture of the hair.
For soft hair, it is best to make use of a water-based leave-in conditioner daily, and you must ensure that you protect your hair with a silk or satin bonnet when you go to bed to keep the moisture that softens your hair locked in.
3. Keep Your Hair Clean But Do Not Shampoo Too Often
Clean hair means healthy hair, so as a person who is concerned about the state of their hair it is natural that you want to shampoo it as often as you can to keep it clean. However, several hair procedures are only effective when they are done moderately instead of obsessively.
Clean hair is important but by washing your hair more often than is necessary, you only need to wash your hair twice or thrice a week and it would be as clean as it needs to be. Wondering what might go wrong if you shampoo more than necessary? It rips off the essential or natural oils present in your scalp that are necessary for proper hair growth.
If you lose these oils, your hair gets dry, damaged, and frizzy and all of these cause your hair texture to be rough and nothing close to the soft texture you desire.
4. Avoid Products That Are Harsh On Your Hair
You might be using leave-in conditioners, washing your face when necessary, and picking the hair products that are specifically for your hair type, but all that effort goes to waste if the hair products being used contain toxic ingredients that end up causing harm to your hair.
Some toxic ingredients you should look out for even getting hair products include alcohol, selenium sulfide, dimethicone, sulfates, formaldehyde, coal tar, silicones, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, benzene, and triclosan.
These ingredients are likely to cause more harm than good to your hair, they cause your hair to feel dry, itchy and most importantly it contributes to giving your hair a rough and unpleasant texture.
To have or maintain naturally soft hair, it is best to purchase organic hair products that are void of toxic ingredients.
5. Make Hair Mask And Essential Oil Part Of Your Hair Routine
Just like you treat your skin by exfoliating and moisturizing when the need arises, your hair also needs occasional treatments, and using a hair mask and essential oils is one of the best ways to go about it.
You can try a banana & coconut hair mask, egg yolk & olive oil hair mask, aloe vera gel & conditioner hair mask, or an avocado & banana hair mask as these are effective and can be made from the comfort of your home.
These masks are rich in vitamins, omega-3, and amino acids, they revive dry or damaged hair and deep condition your hair amazingly. Your roots are strengthened, your hair gets moisturized, soft and a healthy shine is added to it as well.
Essential oils such as coconut oil, sandalwood oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, and lavender oil also treat damaged hair and moisturize your scalp to stimulate the growth of soft and shiny hair.
The simple secret for getting soft natural hair is to make sure that your hair is kept clean and moisturized at all times. Hydrated hair is the best way to ensure that your hair is healthy, and healthy hair means it has a pleasant and easy texture to work with.
Most of the tips above simply help you maintain your healthy hair and inform you of what to stay clear of when taking care of your hair.
As long as your hair is protected (from extreme weather conditions or heat styling tools), moisturized, shampooed, and treated, it is certain to remain soft and healthy.