Tips for Soft and Silky Hair
Have you ever looked at someone’s hair and wondered in complete awe how they manage and maintain such gorgeous hair?
It’s quite natural to feel envious when you see someone with long, smooth, silky, and luscious locks. Especially when you find out that they were born with such gorgeous hair while you are stuck with dull and rough hair.
Silky soft hair is every girl’s dream but because of hectic city life, pollution, traffic, and stress it ruins
the natural beauty of your hair.
Unmanageable and frizzy hair is very common among women. However, a lot of women don’t realize that they can fix this issue.
With the right hair care routine, your hair can be soft and silky. There are plenty of easy tricks that you can try at home and do not require a salon trip.
This will help you boost your hair’s health and make it soft, silky, and long.
Magical Tips for Soft and Silky Hair
1. Rinse your hair with cold water
You should never wash your hair with hot water. It is advisable to wash hair with warm water or if possible with cold water. It can be tough during winter but this is the easiest way to get smooth, silky, and shiny hair.
The cold water doesn’t just make you want to shrink up but it does the same thing to your hair.
Hot water will make the hair cuticle, that is, the outer layer of the hair open while cold water will close it up. Thus, rinsing your hair with cold water can leave the individual strand stay flat.
2. Don’t rub your hair with a towel
This is one of the most common mistakes that every woman makes. It’s intriguing to wrap your hair in a towel after you step out of the shower and give a good rub to your hair to remove the excess water from the hair.
Rubbing your hair with a towel can also cause breakage and encourage frizz. Blot the top of your head with the help of a towel and gently squeeze the longer section of your hair to get rid of wet hair. Also, for drying your hair, you can use a soft cotton t-shirt instead of a towel.
3. Use hair protective serum
There are many options for hair serums in the market. If you blow-dry your hair regularly for shiny locks or use a hair straightener to style your hair it is necessary to use a heat-protective serum to protect your hair from heat damage.
Using a serum also smoothens the texture and adds shine to your hair. It also helps in managing the frizz.
4. Silk pillowcase
This might sound unusual but sleeping on a smooth surface like a silk or satin pillowcase helps in minimising the friction which gives you a smooth and shiny look in the morning. The cotton pillowcase can cause Tangled and frizzy hair. Also cotton absorbs all the moisture from your hair friends while silk or satin maintains the oils necessary for nourished hair.
5. Don’t use too much shampoo
When shampooing, most of us pile the hair on top of our heads and wash the entire length of hair. This creates tangles and dries out the ends of the hair, which already lack moisture.
If you have straight hair, the oil from the hair goes from root to ends quickly but if you have wavy hair, the oil has to travel around the coiled shaft and it takes time to reach the end of the hair.
This means that people with curly and dry hair should not shampoo daily. As this will result in stripping off the natural oil, shine, and smoothness.
6. Follow a good diet
Shine and smoothness require moisture and proper lipids. It’s challenging to get shiny, lustrous hair if you don’t have any oils in your diet. It is important to include healthy fats like avocados, nuts, salmon, etc that will help you keep your lipids high.
Keeping yourself hydrated by intaking liquid and taking omega 3 supplements are also important for shiny, smooth, silky hair.
7. Use wide-toothed comb
While detangling your hair, use a wide-toothed comb. Combing your wet hair, instead of brushing it can help prevent hair breakage and damage.
Hair is soft and fragile when wet and using a wide-toothed comb allows you to detangle it without any products. Start from the tips and work all the way up to the roots.
It is advisable to use a boar bristle brush while brushing your dry hair. It is made using natural bristles and is used to pull sebum from the scalp from roots to the tips of the hair.
It gives nourishment to the entire length of hair. Using a boar bristle brush is as effective as deep conditioning your hair. Your hair will start feeling soft and silky.
8. Trim your hair regularly
Many hairstylists recommend trimming your tresses every six to twelve weeks. Trimming off the dry and coarse ends of your hair will make your hair light, smooth and soft. It helps in getting rid of split ends and damaged hair. You don’t have to cut too much hair, just trimming 1 to 1.5inches should do the trick.
Here are some DIYs that will give you shiny and smooth hair
Once a week, you can try coconut oil treatment to replenish the moisture in your hair. By applying coconut oil you can get soft, shiny, and smooth hair.
Take 1 tablespoon coconut oil and apply it to your roots till the ends. Comb your hair and cover it with a shower cap and let the oil sit in your hair for an hour or overnight.
You can also use olive oil to condition your hair. Take around one tablespoon of olive oil and comb it through your hair. Cover it with a shower cap and let it sit for around one hour. Wash your hair with shampoo and air dry it. You can get silky smooth hair instantly.
Make a smoothie for your hair
Mash a banana and add two teaspoons of plain yogurt or curd. Make a smooth paste. This paste has great moisturizing properties and can treat your scalp as well as hair strands.
Apply the paste right from your scalp to the ends of your hair and put on a shower cap. Keep it on for 45 mins and rinse it with water.
Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.
This smoothie will result in super soft and shiny hair. You can try this once in a week.
Use clarifying rinse
Many times the product we use in our hair may accumulate and it builds up on our scalp.
By using apple cider vinegar rinse, it restores the hair’s pH level, gets rid of gunk, and also closes the hair cuticle.
All you need is a quarter cup of ACV in one cup of water. After shampoo and conditioning, your hair pour this clarifying rinse on your hair right from your roots. Rinse it with cold water for the best results.
By using these tips and tricks, you can get silky, shiny, long, and soft hair. If you stick to the daily routine, getting shiny and soft hair is not as difficult as you might think. Follow these tips and get those beautiful hairs that you used to dream of.
Hope this article is helpful.