There is nothing more relaxing than someone running their fingers through your hair. Nothing makes you feel better than when you can toss your soft, silky, long hair over your shoulder and watch your confidence soar in the mirror. Super soft hair means your hair is healthy, and maintaining healthy hair is a goal that everyone should strive for; however, some people struggle with dry, damaged hair that ruins their confidence and keeps people away.
Do you want to know the secret to super soft hair? Hint: There’s more than one!
Secret One: Stop Shampooing Daily
Shampooing your hair every day will cause excessive drying—even if you use the very best, salon recommended shampoos. The chemicals in shampoo strip the natural oils from your hair, and the effects can be worse if you have hard water. Start washing your hair just twice per week and using dry shampoo in between until your natural hair and scalp oils balance.
You should also use only warm water on your hair—never hot. Coldwater is even better if your hair is colored or bleached. When you are washing your hair, you should focus on the roots and not saturate your entire hair in the shampoo.
Secret Two: Hair Brushing Techniques
When your hair is wet, you should only use a comb. Brushes are hard on hair and can rip wet strands right out of your scalp. If your hair is curly and frizzes when brushed, use an anti-frizz serum before blow-drying and brushing. Towel drying before you break out the blow dryer can go a long way in stopping hair shedding and leaving your mane super soft and silky.
Secret Three: Your Water
You might assume since the water coming into your home is treated that it is perfectly healthy for your hair; however, city water contains chlorine and other minerals that can do a lot of damage to your hair. A filter on your shower head helps to rid the water of these harsh chemicals. You can find a shower head filter at any home or hardware store.
Hard water is another obstacle to healthy, soft hair, especially in rural communities. Consider purchasing a water softener if you have hard water. You can also dissolve a tablespoon of Borax or water softener with one cup of warm water. This mixture can be used to rinse out your shampoo while you’re showering and will also remove dirt residue, hair products, and other harmful chemicals. If you have hard water, you can use this solution daily without stripping the natural oils from your hair.
Secret Four: Conditioner
You won’t have soft, silky hair unless you use a conditioner. Conditioner should be used immediately following shampooing but can also be done daily to maintain super soft hair. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of getting your hair wet, working in the conditioner, and rinsing it out, before you dry and style your hair, leave-in conditioners such as Daily Dose™, are the perfect solution.
Daily Dose is non-greasy, weightless, and leaves all hair types soft, manageable, and silky because there are no harsh ingredients, toxins, or allergens, in Daily Dose™ products. Daily Dose also repairs and protects hair to leave it healthy, supple, and smooth. The mist-spray leave-in conditioner is easy to use and has long-lasting effects when used as part of your daily hair care regimen. The amazing Daily Dose ™ company also never tests on animals and is non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free beauty products which means it’s good for your body, mind, and soul.
Leave-in conditioners should not be used as a substitute for traditional hair conditioners, however. The deep conditioning treatments you use in the shower penetrate your hair and can provide internal nourishment to your hair follicle and scalp. Leave in conditioners such as Daily Dose ™ work best as an additive to your daily hair routine and can be used to detangle after shampooing and conditioning, or before styling for a frizz-free, smooth, and silky hairstyle.
Secret Five: Avoiding Damage
Whenever possible, avoid using high heat such as flatirons or curling irons on your hair. These styling tools can leave your hair with breakage, split ends, dry, and damaged. Coloring, especially bleaching, your hair will also do significant damage including severe breakage and split ends. Bleaching your hair also causes excessive drying that can leave your hair feeling like straw.
Another way you can avoid damage is to use soft towels while drying your hair and be gentle, drying in sections, rather than flipping over your head and rubbing your hair vigorously. If you must use a blow dryer, use the “cool” heat setting and a brush with natural bristles. Before you start drying your hair, make sure to spritz some leave-in conditioner or anti-frizz serum with heat protectant all over your hair. Doing this will help to prevent some of the damage that comes with using heated styling tools.
Having soft, silky, healthy hair that is full of moisture, shiny, and manageable is within your grasp. All you need to do is apply the secrets you learned here today to your daily beauty routine, and you’ll soon be closer than ever to having the head of soft, smooth hair you’ve always dreamed you could have.
Author: Krystle Dickerson
Krystle Dickerson is a professional freelance writer from Central Illinois. She's been able to make a career out of writing for the past several years, but her passion for words goes all the way back to when she first learned to read at four years old. When Krystle isn't creating content for her clients, she is writing fiction under the name Krystle Able, playing with her kids, and pets, or traveling the world.