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How to Make Your Hair Soft and Smooth

It feels good when hair feels soft and smooth, but not everyone is blessed with tresses that are this way naturally. It might take extra steps to make hair soft and smooth or, if you do happen to have hair that is like this, you may be curious about how to keep it soft and smooth longer.

Take a look at these tips for how to get hair soft and smooth, plus hair care products that can help from Hair Food!

Identify Your Hair Type to Plan Your Hair Needs.

Before you start a new hair care routine aimed at making hair smoother, it’s important to understand what your hair needs to be healthy.

Do you have fine hair? What kind of texture is it? Is your hair prone to frizz or does it tend to be dry? Knowing the answers to these questions can set you on the right path for softer, smoother hair.

For instance, if you experience frizz on a regular basis or want hair that’s well moisturized, you might use a hair oil, such as the Avocado & Argan Oil Smoothing Hair Oil, for extra hydration.

Wash with Purpose.

Now that you’re aiming for softer, smoother hair, it’s time to re-evaluate your wash routine. Some things to keep in mind if you want your hair to be softer include:

  • Using shampoo only on your scalp – While it may be tempting to wash all of your hair with shampoo, it’s not made for that. Focus your attention on lathering up your scalp for a deep clean, then rinse out shampoo before moving to conditioning. To keep hair smooth, we recommend Avocado & Argan Oil Smoothing Shampoo, which works well on all hair types.

  • Skipping shampoo in your wash routine – You don’t want to do this for every wash, but this can be a great step toward smoother hair when done on occasion. You can still boost hair's moisture on days you don’t shampoo by using only conditioner in your hair.

Detangle Hair When Wet.

If you’re aiming for soft, smooth hair, one way to achieve this is to detangle hair before it dries and use a detangling product like Hair Food detangling milk. No matter your hair texture, it’s not a good idea to try and detangle dry hair. Doing this can introduce frizz and, in the case of curly or coily hair, break your curl pattern.

Oftentimes, using a wide tooth comb on wet hair in the shower does the trick to get out snags and knots. If you’re struggling, after adding conditioner, such as the Avocado & Argan Oil Smoothing Conditioner, comb through BEFORE rinsing out product. This can help lubricate hair and make it easier to detangle.

Use Leave-in Conditioner.

Speaking of conditioner, an important part of making your hair smooth and soft is using a leave-in conditioner to lock in extra moisture when your hair needs it most. Try the Manuka Honey & Apricot Moisturizing Conditioner for added hydration, plus it smells great, too!

Apply a Hair Mask Once a Week.

If you have dry, damaged or frizzy hair, a hair mask is the ideal solution. Apply a hair mask every week to nourish hair and boost strength. The Avocado & Argan Oil Smoothing Hair Mask works to soften and smooth your tresses with its sulfate-free recipe.

Protect Hair from Heat Tools.

Heat tools, like straighteners, blow dryers and curling irons, can be great for styling, but they also remove moisture from hair and can ultimately leave it dry or frizzy. Using a heat protectant hair product, such as our Coconut & Argan Oil Heat Protectant Blend, keeps hair from getting damaged when heat tools are used. Just spray before you start using your heat tools for great heat protection that helps hair look sleek.

Use Hair Care Products Created for Achieving Soft, Smooth Hair.

Check out Hair Food’s wide variety of hair care products to start your journey toward sleek, shiny and soft hair! Shop our products to learn more.