Don’t you love seeing those girls who have the softest, most touchable curls you’ve ever seen? It’s like their hair was just touched by the hair God’s from above. It’s actually not as hard as you think to achieve a similar look.
There are 5 easy steps standing between you & the softest hair of your life. Interested in learning more? Check out the steps below:
1. Use Minimal Leave-in Conditioner
As naturals we usually apply the “more is better” rule when it comes to product application. Often times we take a dime size for a handful because we think our hair needs more than it really does. I recommend only using a small amount of leave-in conditioner as this is something that will weigh your hair down all day once it dries. You want soft, touchable hair right? Using too much product will give you a hard crunchy feel. Stick to the recommended amount of leave-in conditioner or a little less, if using a styler on top of it. Hair will dry softer and be more touchable.
2. Use Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
I absolutely love the organic extra virgin coconut oil that I picked up from Whole Foods not too long ago. This stuff is amazing, ya’ll! According to organicfacts.net, the use of coconut oil on hair helps to reduce protein loss in both damaged as well as undamaged hair. Coconut oil rich in lauric acid, has a high affinity for hair protein, and easily penetrates inside the hair shaft, which is due to its low molecular weight. It can be used for pre-wash or post-wash hair grooming. I use coconut oil whenever I think my hair could use a little bit more moisture or shine. I sometimes apply it before doing a protective style to lock in moisture. Locking in moisture allows for softer hair over time.
3. Use a warm honey treatment
Ever since I transitioned 6 years ago, I’ve lived by honey treatments. The stylist who transitioned my hair created her own honey treatment that she would offer as an additional service in her salon. This stuff was unbelievable! I’ve always wondered about her ingredients and how to recreate it. I won’t ever know her secret, but I think my honey treatment comes pretty close. This is the perfect treatment to revitalize damaged hair and give it that luster & shine that it needs. I don’t do this treatment as often as I once did because my hair is actually in healthy shape right now, but I still like to indulge whenever I have the time on wash day.
4. Use a Daily Homemade Moisturizer
My favorite thing to do before styling my hair in the morning is grab my spray bottle filled with water! My hair tends to dry out a little over night and to give it a little assitance in the morning, I usually just spray a few spritz of water before diving into my style for the day. One way to step up your spray bottle game is to actually use a bit of aloe vera juice in your water. A good rule of thumb is to use 1 part aloe vera juice to 2 parts water. According to blackgirllonghair, aloe vera acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the hair’s sheen, luster, and shine. It not only makes the hair soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness. It naturally combats frizz but does not have the greasy buildup that many hair care products leave behind.
5. Use a mild shampoo
Try your best to find a shampoo that will smooth and soften hair. Remember that not all shampoo’s will work the same for all hair types, but I’ve been using the Matrix Biology Smooth Proof Shampoo for months now and I love it!
The Matrix Biolage SmoothProof Shampoo boasts a unique formula designed to soften and smooth the hair, banishing frizz and flyaways! Containing extracts from the Camellia Flower, it works tame out of control hair.
Using self-adjusting humidity blocking technology, this innovative shampoo locks out moisture but keeps the hair hydrated, meaning that it eliminates the chance of frizz and unwanted volume. Your hair will feel super sleek and refreshingly clean.
That’s it, you guys! I hope you enjoyed these tips! Let me know below if you’ve tried any of the tips above and if it worked for you!
P.S. One of the most popular posts on my blog (ever) is How to soften coarse natural hair. Check it out here, for even more tips.