– Healthy, long and lustrous hair, especially for women is so attractive. However, achieving this can prove to be quite cumbersome as we all have different hair texture and curls. How do you get to keep your hair softer and healthy?
– Some of the tips that you can put into practice to achieve include; Using coconut oil, aloe vera gel, natural yoghurt and washing the hair in the right way.
There is nothing as attractive as having healthy, long and lustrous hair, especially for women. However, achieving this can prove to be quite cumbersome as we all have different hair texture and curls.
In this particular case, well be talking about the African mane with all its textures. I must admit that most of the kinky hair can all get hard as it comes. If this is the case with you, how do you keep it soft?
The only secret that you must know is that if you need your hair soft, you need to keep it moist and oiled at all times. Here are some tips to keep it soft.
Even after using many natural products on your hair, it’s important to be keen on how you wash your hair. The correct way to wash hair is by using warm water rather than hot water. Hot water strips all the moisture and good oils from your scalp and hair, and with time, your hair will start to feel dry and damaged again.
Washing your hair too often and over-shampooing it will also cause your hair to be brittle and dry. Also, you need to moderately use shampoo and avoid the ones with harsh chemicals.
By being careful and changing how you handle your hair on wash days, you’ll be able to naturally keep it moist and soft throughout.
This is also another holy grail when it comes to hair care. Coconut oil is one of the most powerful and naturally hydrating oils you can find. It’s able to properly penetrate your hair and instantly transform it. Although coconut oil doesn’t work for everyone, it remains a favourite for many.
One way to use it is by wetting your hair a little to moisten it and allow better penetration, then moderately applying coconut oil to seal the moisture.
Yoghurt, it is another great way to make your hair soft without doing too much. Natural and unsweetened yoghurt, in particular, contains cultures and essential elements like zinc that help to hydrate your scalp, roots and your hair in general. Yoghurt is great as a treatment so mix it with some egg yolks and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe Vera has been known to be the powerhouse of everything. It has so many health and cosmetic benefits which are what make it so popular. When it comes to hair care, aloe is great for not only soft hair, but also shine. It contains powerful components that deeply hydrate the hair, leaving it soft and silky.
You can choose to use it in many ways. One way is by using it as a hair mask with honey and natural yoghurt. This will effectively condition your hair and keep it soft, naturally. Also, you can use it as a leave-in conditioner when mixed with water.
Harvest some Aloe Vera gel directly from the plant if you prefer the organic route or buy some prepackaged gel which works just as well.
Charline Carren is a blogger and an editor at Tech for Development. A trained Public Relations and communication specialist.
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