Do you long for soft, silky hair? You’re not alone. Most of us deal with the reverse...coarse strands that make styling difficult. So, what should you do about it? Add a quality hair-softening mask to your regimen, of course! In this article, we’ll introduce you to several hair masks that can make your hair baby soft.
Can Hair Masks Make Your Hair Soft?
Hair masks work wonders on dry, stiff hair, and it’s all in the ingredients they contain. Here are some of the ingredients you’re likely to find in a softening hair mask:
These are just a few ingredients that’ll give you tangibly soft tresses. Now, let’s get into some hair masks that promote hair softness.
Avocado and Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Avocado and coconut oil are fantastic hair softeners and moisturizers. After just one application of an avocado and coconut oil hair mask, you’ll have softer, more supple hair that’s more receptive to styling. To give the hair mask a try, gather your ingredients: your favorite conditioner, a tablespoon of lemon juice, ½ a cup of coconut oil, and half an avocado. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and then blend the mixture until it’s smooth. Apply the mixture to your clean, damp hair and leave it on for around an hour. Rinse the mask out and style your hair as desired.
Milk and Banana Hair Mask
Bananas and milk impart serious moisture and softness to the hair. To try a milk and banana mask, you’ll need to combine ½ of a banana (mashed), half a cup of milk, 1 egg, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl. Use a spoon to mix the ingredients. If the coconut oil is in a solid state, you can put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. Allow the mask to cool back down, and then apply it to clean hair (damp or dry). Leave the mask on for at least 30 minutes, and then wash it off with shampoo. Condition your hair afterward.
Yogurt and Oil Mask
Yogurt is one of the best hair softeners you can get your hands on. To try a yogurt mask, you need 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, and then put the mixture in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds (if the coconut oil is solid). Saturate your clean, dry hair in the mixture - part your hair into sections if your hair is thick or curly. Let the mask sit for a half-hour, and then wash it out. If needed, give your hair a dose of moisture with a quick conditioning session using your rinse-out conditioner.
If you use one of the above masks on your hair, you’re sure to notice a difference in how your tresses feel and behave. We encourage you to give one or more of the masks a try to see which one works best for your hair. We wish you the best!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.