How to make your hair soft, silky and smooth

Hair care can be a struggle especially if you are investing so much time with no results. To have the hair of your dreams, you will need to put in more effort. What you see in adverts and on models is not reality, hair care involves much more attention, perseverance and care. With gentle hair products, a healthy lifestyle and a good hair routine, you can turn your hair to what you desire. Let’s take a look at some remedies to have soft, smooth and silky hair:…..CONTINUE READING

1. Use heat protectants

We cannot totally remove heat-styling tools that give you the perfect curls when you want a change. But you can take care of your hair by applying a heat-protectant serum before styling your hair with heat. Use the one with keratin to calm your frizz and keep your hair soft. It also keeps your hair from burning, drying and getting damaged due to the heat.

2. Don’t overexpose hair to heating tools

We recommended heat protectant serum, but that doesn’t give you the freedom to over-straighten your hair. Using heat-styling tools often can make your hair lose its natural shine. Be gentle and use such tools a few days a week.

3. Apply conditioner after shampooing

Don’t skip conditioning after shampooing your hair because conditioning not only detangles hair, but also binds your hair cuticles together. Conditioning also helps split ends, strengthens hair follicles and locks moisture needed for lasting shine and bounce. Ensure you use a gentle shampoo and conditioner combination.

4. Don’t wash your hair daily

If you want to know how to make hair silky, you may have to drop those age-old traditions that are actually harmful. Washing your hair every day is not a good exercise since it can strip your hair of natural sebum making it dry and brittle. Sebum is needed to condition and hydrate your hair. Try washing your hair two to three times a week and use mild shampoo and conditioner.

5. Avoid the sun

Though the morning sun is good for naturally producing vitamin D in your body, it doesn’t help your hair. Whether it’s mild or scorching, sun rays can dry out your hair. Additionally, harmful UV rays can damage your hair cuticles. So you should also cover yourself with a scarf or a hat when you are out in the sun.

6. Don’t rub your hair with a towel rigorously

Whether your hair is dry, oily or a combination of both, when wet, it is more sensitive and prone to damage and breaking. The best way is to air-dry your hair. You can also wrap a soft cotton towel so that it can soak up the moisture. If you use a hairdryer on wet hair without a heat-protectant serum, your hair may be prone to damage.

7. Give your hair the hot oil treatment

Natural oil is the perfect solution to nourish your hair and add that shine. You can also indulge in hot oil treatment. This enriches your hair, promotes growth, repairs split ends, strengthens brittle hair and prevents any more hair damage. This is because most oils like coconut oil are rich in vitamins and fatty acids that moisturise your hair and remove excess sebum from the hair follicles.

8. Go for the right hair care products

Everyone’s hair is unique so don’t go by recommendations from friends and family. Identify your hair condition and the ingredients to make it grow. If your hair is dry, try a nourishing hair mask with aloe vera. You can add coconut oil and sunflower seed oil to nourish your hair and add extra moisture to dry hair. Or if your hair is limp and dull, to style it, use hair products free of parabens and sulphates.

9. Change your pillowcase

Did you know that your pillowcase might have something to do with drying your hair? Cotton pillowcases absorb the moisture from your hair leaving it dry and dull. It is better to switch to silk pillowcases that will leave your hair grand and lustrous.

10. Moisturise your hair

There is no way you can have soft, smooth and silky hair without moisturising. This gives the hair the nutrition it deserves. You need to hydrate your tresses with oil or a hair moisturiser to turn your dry and frizzy hair into healthy and lustrous hair…..CONTINUE READING