Will Deep Conditioner Make My Hair Soft?

Most people know that deep conditioners make your hair more moisturized. But have you heard that a deep conditioner can transform your hair from wiry and coarse to baby soft? In this article, we’ll confirm or dispel this claim. Let’s get right into it!

Deep Conditioner Softens Hair

Deep conditioners do soften hair. In fact, they are a go-to remedy for people who want softer hair fast. The moisturizing ingredients in deep conditioners alter the texture of the hair, making it softer within just a few minutes. But not every type of deep conditioner will work well for this purpose, given that all deep conditioners are formulated differently.

Ingredients in Softening Deep Conditioners

The best softening deep conditioners are formulated with ingredients targeted toward softening and smoothing your hair cuticles. Whether you choose to buy a ready-made deep conditioner or go the DIY route with a homemade variety, there are many softening ingredients to look for. We’ll outline a few of the best in the following list:

  • Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is one of the most popular ingredients used in softening deep conditioners. It penetrates the hair to inject moisture deep into the hair shaft, resulting in instantly softer tresses. You’ll often find coconut oil listed as one of the first five ingredients in a softening deep conditioner.

  • Argan Oil. Argan oil moisturizes and softens hair because it contains fatty acids, such as oleic acid and linoleic acid, and vitamin E. Its components have a hydrating and softening effect on the hair.

  • Olive Oil. Olive oil is composed of fats that help to inject and preserve moisture.

  • Bentonite Clay. Bentonite clay (derived from volcanoes) has been proven to significantly reduce hair coarseness. With just one application of a bentonite clay-based deep conditioner, you may notice an immediate difference in your hair.

  • Honey. Honey is also a great ingredient to look for; it contains emollients and humectants that moisturize and soften the hair.

  • Yogurt. Yogurt has been used for a long time as a natural hair conditioner. It contains vitamins and fatty acids that soften and add shine to your hair.  

If you want a good hair-softening session, ensure that your deep conditioner contains one or more of the above ingredients.

Tips to Make Your Hair Softer with Deep Conditioner

To maximize the softening properties of your deep conditioner, there are a few tips to follow:

  • Shampoo your hair before deep conditioning it. Clean hair absorbs the nutrients of the deep conditioner better than dirty hair.

  • After applying the deep conditioner, use heat, steam, or a shower cap to amplify the conditioner’s softening effect.

  • Wash the deep conditioner away with cool water to lock in the moisture.

  • Be consistent by using a deep conditioner as part of your weekly hair regimen.

  • When making a DIY mask, combine several softening ingredients for max softness.

You never really know the full potential of your hair until you take good care of it. Some of us settle for the usual shampooing and conditioning, assuming that this is enough to restore our hair’s health and help it to reach its maximum potential. But deep conditioner has the power to completely transform your hair. No matter your hair texture, condition, or issue you’re facing, a good deep conditioner can make your hair so much softer, shinier, manageable, and (most importantly) healthier. We hope this article is helpful to you and encourages you to give deep conditioners a try. Softer, more beautiful hair awaits!




Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.