Why is my natural hair not soft? It is very strong and dry.


 There could be several reasons why your natural hair is not soft, despite being strong. Here are some possible causes:


1. Lack of moisture: Natural hair can be prone to dryness, especially if you use harsh products or expose it to heat styling tools.

2. Over-manipulation: Frequent combing, brushing, or handling your hair can cause breakage and lead to dryness.

3. Protein imbalance: Too much protein can make hair feel stiff and dry.

4. Porosity issues: Hair with low porosity may have difficulty absorbing moisture, leading to dryness.

5. Product buildup: Using too many products or using them too frequently can weigh hair down and make it feel dry.

6. Genetics: Hair texture and porosity can be influenced by genetics.

7. Environmental factors: Exposure to dry air, wind, or sun can dry out hair.

8. Lack of conditioning: Not using a deep conditioning treatment regularly can lead to dryness.

9. Using the wrong products: Using products that are not suitable for your hair type can dry out hair.


To address these issues, try the following:


1. Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and a hydrating conditioner.

2. Use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to add moisture.

3. Reduce manipulation by minimizing combing and brushing.

4. Use a hair mask once or twice a week.

5. Avoid using heat styling tools or use a heat protectant spray.

6. Use a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush.

7. Consider a hair steamer to add moisture.

8. Use a humidity-control spray to help lock in moisture.


Remember, everyone's hair is different, so it may take some trial and error to find the right combination of products and techniques that work for your hair. Consider consulting a hair care professional for personalized advice.

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