9 Great Hair Styles For Natural Hairs And 7 Methods To Make Your Hair Soft

April 01, 2017

Natural hair is a kind of hair that its quintessence has not been transformed using chemical straighteners such as relaxers. Pressed hairs can still be considered as natural because whenever it is washed it returns to the initial untransformed state because no heat damage has been done to the hair.

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   Afro-textured hair is also classified as a natural hair which is seen among people in Africa, Australia, and Asia. Each strand of afro textured hair grows into a tiny, spring-like helix shape especially when it has not been transformed using flat irons, hot combs or chemicals such as relaxers.

                                          Characteristics of a Natural Hair

       It has a fragile texture when touched which requires care but it is very strong and rough.

      The texture looks drier than other hair textures.

       It varies from wavy to kinky coils.

       It is very difficult to over condition a natural hair, unlike the transformed hair.

       It is very delicate.

                             Hair styles that look great on Natural Hairs.

       Loose styles.

      Bantu knots.






8    Tapered cuts.

      Buns or chignons.
                                   How to Make Your Natural Hair Silky.

Natural hairs are strong and very delicate but those with tighter textures look forward to how to make it softer so as to make it easy to comb and plait. Below are methods you can apply to make your hair softer.

                                Methods to Make Your Natural Hair Softer

       Using a moisturizing shampoo – when washing your hair always use shampoos that are sulfate free as the ones with sulfate will strip your hair of its natural moisture and make it feel hard and brittle. 

    But when you use a sulfate free shampoo it will balance your hair PH level and add some other nutrients that will make your hair softer. Just follow it up with warm water and rinse it later with cool water which will make your hair smoother and help to seal the hair cuticle.

     Proper hydration - hydration helps to make your hair softer as our hair follicles feed on what we take in our body.

   This makes hydration an important way to get a softer hair and this can be achieved by drinking lot of water and also eat healthy foods. It is the easiest key to achieving a softer hair effortlessly.

      Using hair conditioner – after washing your hair with a moisturizing shampoo you need to follow it up with a deep conditioner as this will help to replace what your hair has lost in the washing process.

    Using warm water along with the deep conditioner will help to open your hair cuticles and allow the conditioner to sink down into the strands.

      Sealing up – after shampooing and conditioning your hair, you need to follow it up with a water based leave in conditioner.

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    This will help to set your hair for success after this you seal in the moisture with a natural soothing agent or healing balm in oil forms such as almond or jojoba or grape seed oil or butter like soothing agents such as shea butter or mango.

    But note that these soothing agents do not moisturize your hair but seal in moisture or retain the moisture gotten from the leave in conditioners.

      Steaming – this is another method you can hydrate your hair as it helps to open up the cuticles and allow the easy penetration of water into your hair making it softer and easy to comb. It gives your hair the right quantity of water it needs.

      Hair rinse – this method helps to balance the PH levels of your hair and help to restore each strand of your hair back to its normal level, it also eliminates rough feeling and makes your hair softer and smoother. An example of this is rinsing your hair with coconut milk or apple cider vinegar.

     Hairstyles – when you are done with washing, conditioning and sealing up moisture in your hair, your hair style play a major role in helping your hair retain this moisture and make your hair softer. This can be achieved by doing either of these styles

a.     Low manipulation hair styles

b.     Protective hair styles

      Low manipulation hair styles – is doing simple hair styles that involve little manipulation of your hair whereby the length of your hair will be retained. Examples of such hairstyles are twist outs, puffs, wash and go, mini twists, braid outs e t c.

This is a kind of hair style that does not necessarily involve that the ends of your hair is tucked away but makes you keep your hands, combs, and brushes off your hair.

 It is easier to maintain since all the hair are not tucked away and gives those who get tired of doing the same hair style more freedom, also it is easier to do than the protective hairstyles.

      Protective hair styles – this kind of hair styles completely protects the ends of your hair by not allowing it to be tucked out. Examples of such are crochet styles, tuck, and pin, cornrows, weaves, roll, wigs, and braids.

This kind of hair style protects your hair from breaking unnecessarily since the length of your hair is retained as a result of little or no breakage and split ends that happen when you comb or brush or manipulate your hair every day.

It also helps to retain moisture and makes your hair softer because of the protection on the ends of your hair, the ends of your hair are the oldest part of your hair and prone to breakage and dryness if not well protected.

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