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Dove Tips for soft hair

Tips for soft hair

The post-hairdresser high is one of the best feelings there is – but that doesn’t stop the questions: how have they managed to coax such softness out of our locks? Why doesn’t our DIY blow dry look this good? Hairdressers know that beautiful hair is cared-for hair (and also they’ve had a lot of practice): think about it – is your hair ever as pampered as it is at the hairdressers? Probably not. So if you want to know how to get silky hair at home, ‘care’ has to be your middle name – and not just with the products you’re using. Read on to find out what you can be doing to get the silkiest, softest hair possible.

  • 1

    Condition daily.

    The first step to ensuring your hair is soft is to make sure you have a great daily conditioner that’s helping to keep your locks moisturised and cared for. Our Daily Moisture Conditioner is a great choice, plus it has detangling properties to make sure your hair dries silky and smooth

  • 2

    Boost your diet.

    The quality of our hair isn’t just down to what we put on it – what we eat can have a huge effect. Try eating more foods with Omega-3 fatty acids (find those in oily fish like salmon and mackerel) and you might notice your hair quality improving

  • 3

    Comb hair.

    You know how your grandma swears that if you brush your hair 100 times a day, it’ll be beautifully soft? Actually brushing our hair can be pretty rough on it. To avoid disturbing your hair’s cuticle and encourage softness, swap your bristles for a wide-tooth comb

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    Deep condition.

    One of the best tips for soft hair is to regularly deep condition. Try adding a deep conditioning treatment to your weekly hair-care routine. Its oils will infuse into your hair leaving it soft and silky

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    Trim hair regularly.

    For softness, you might find that regular trips to the hairdresser can really help. Trimming the ends about every six-to-eight weeks (if you’re not growing it out) will help prevent breakages and get rid of split ends, keeping it strong and healthy looking, and therefore super soft

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    Soften with hair oil.

    Our final words of wisdom on keeping your hair soft? Put your faith in a product with hair oil. Our Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner is the perfect everyday softener