Hair Care 101: A Guide to Improving Hair Texture for Softer Hair

Who doesn’t dream of delicate, soft locks running like silk through their fingers? Find out how to make your hair softer & achieve the hair of your dreams here!

About 90% of the time your hair is busy growing. As each strand begins forming on top of your head, it’s up to you to decide what type of hair it’ll become.

Will your hair grow into smooth and silky locks? Or are you setting yourself up for having to deal with dry, unmanageable hair?

If you want to grow soft, silky hair every time, we can help! We’ve put together a short but complete guide for making your hair smoother than ever before.

Read on to learn the truth about how to make your hair softer.

How to Make Your Hair Softer

The first step you should take in learning how to make your hair softer is determining your hair type. Knowing what type of hair you have, will make it easier to buy specialized hair products.

Do you have naturally coarse hair? Or are your hair strands more on the fine side of things?

To figure out what type of hair you have, single out one of your strands of hair. Roll the strand of hair between your fingers to feel how thick it is.

If your hair appears to be wider then a piece of sewing thread, you likely have coarse hair. If your hair feels thin between your fingers, you’re most likely dealing with fine hair.

Caring for Coarse Hair

Coarse hair is a term for describing hair strands that are wider than normal hair. If you do have coarse hair, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not a bad thing.

Instead, it means that your thick hair strands have the strength to pull off a variety of hairstyles. However, if you don’t know how to manage coarse hair, it’s easy for the strands to become overly dry.

Use Heavy Conditioners

To care for coarse hair, pay attention to the conditioning creams and serums you’re using. We suggest you look for heavier, frizz taming conditioning products. By regularly conditioning your hair, you’ll be able to prevent damage from occurring.

Anti-frizz serums are also great at adding gloss to your hair while also making it more manageable. The weight of the serum will make it easier for you to get your coarse hair to stay in place.

Helping Fine Hair Types

When you have fine hair strands, you’ll want to use more lightweight hair products. Heavy serums and conditioners, can weigh down fine hair strands. 

If you weigh down fine hair strands it can make your hair look limp and lifeless. Instead, you’ll want to focus on hair products that specifically say they’re for fine hair types. Focus on finding hair products that are lightweight, and contain less conditioning agents.

Avoid Alcohol-Based Products

Whether your hair is coarse, or fine, avoid using alcohol-based hair products. Alcohol is a common ingredient found in hair products such as hair sprays and hair gels.

However, while alcohol products are great at keeping your hair in place, they are also dehydrating. If you’re regularly using alcohol-based products, your hair will quickly become frizzy.

Over a long period, your hair will also start to become rough and unmanageable. Instead of drying out your hair, look for completely alcohol-free products.

Dealing With Dry Hair

If after cutting alcohol-based products out of your hair still isn’t soft, you could be losing moisture somewhere else. Chronically dry hair is a result of your hair not being able to get or retain enough moisture throughout the day.

To give your hair the hydration it needs, you’ll need to identify what’s stealing the moisture from your hair. Here are some factors that can dry out hair:

  • Hot climates
  • Swimming in salty or chlorinated pools
  • Over-washing your hair
  • Blow drying your hair regularly
  • Using heat styling tools

Do you live in a hot climate where you’re exposed to a lot of sunlight or excessive winds? If yes, you’ll need to use extra conditioner.

After considering your climate, you should also look at your lifestyle choices. If you regularly swim in salty or chlorinated pools, you’ll also need to up your conditioner game.

To help with dry hair try conditioning your hair one extra time every week. If your hair is still dry, add another day of conditioning to your hair routine.

Finally, if you think you have chronically dry hair, avoid curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryers. The heat from these styling tools can make your hair even drier. Instead, try towel drying your hair with a soft microfiber material.

Healthy Hair Is Naturally Silky

When your hair is healthy it will naturally be silky and soft. Thankfully, there are a ton of natural solutions you can turn to for making your hair healthier.

For instance, you can try using an agave smoothing treatment. Sulfate-free agave treatments are great at achieving both smooth and silky hair. Another benefit is that your hair will naturally become resistant to the effects of humidity.

Rinse Techniques for Smooth Hair

When you shampoo and condition your hair, make sure you’re not rinsing it too well. If you’re over rinsing your hair you might be missing out on prime hair hydrating opportunities.

Instead of over rinsing, let a little bit of conditioner remain on your hair strands. Now, your hair will be able to continue to moisturize and condition itself throughout the day.

Another rinse technique for smooth hair is to use cold water instead of hot water. After putting on your conditioner, run cold water over your head. The cold water will help seal the conditioner within your hair follicles.

Have Soft Hair for Life

There you go! Now you have some of the best tips for how to make your hair softer. Whether you have fine hair, coarse hair, or chronically dry hair, there’s a silky smooth solution for everyone.

We hope our article will inspire you to start using the right hair care practices to have the hair you’ve always wanted. For more tips on making your dreams a reality, go ahead and read another one of our articles.

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