It’s always super satisfying to run our fingers through soft hair, but because of factors like hair type (take coarse hair, for instance) or damage, our strands sometimes aren’t as silky as we’d like them to be. Whatever the reason, below are several things you can do to add softness to your hair. We’re excited to introduce REDKEN All Soft Mega specifically for severely dry, medium to coarse hair.
Condition your hair daily
By introducing moisture, conditioner makes hair silky and smooth. In the shower, apply it from mid-shaft to the ends, avoiding the roots, where hair is the newest. (If you frequently color your hair or have damage, feel free to bring the conditioner all the way up to the root—just be sure to rinse thoroughly). For normal to dry hair, use All Soft Softening Conditioner. If you have severely dry or coarse hair, use All Soft Mega Moisturizing Conditioner. Once you rinse, you’ll have soft hair that is more manageable and easier to comb through.
Don’t shampoo every day
Overwashing your hair can strip your scalp of natural oils, which create a moisturizing barrier on your scalp. Instead, determine how often you should wash your hair depending on how quickly your roots turn greasy. If your hair is only moderately dry, reach for All Soft Softening Shampoo. If you experience extreme dryness, use All Soft Mega Moisturizing Shampoo.
PRO TIP: Do you know the difference between All Soft and All Soft Mega? All Soft is meant for normal to dry hair in need of softness and should be used on normal to medium hair types. All Soft Mega is meant for severely dry, coarse hair in need of extreme moisture. It should be used on medium to coarse hair types.
Get even more hair hydration with treatments
For an extra boost of softness and shine, oils, masks and creams can be used in addition to your shampoo and conditioner. The All Soft Heavy Cream Mask moisturizes dry, brittle hair while controlling frizz, while the All Soft Mega Hydramelt, a lightweight, leave-in lotion, tackles supreme dryness. It hydrates coarse hair and improves manageability, control and shine.
Give your heat styling tools a break
Heat styling tools like hair dryers, curling irons or flat irons can do a number on your strands, resulting in dull, dry, brittle hair. Air-dry whenever you can, but if you must heat style, use a heat protectant to prevent further damage and add shine.
Still not sure which hair products to use for your hair type? Check out the REDKEN Hair Diagnostic Tool for some guidance.