Recently Elle magazine investigated the most googled beauty questions from around the globe, so in true Beauty Geek style, we looked into the science behind these questions…

Nigeria: “How can I make my hair feel soft?”

Africa’s most active Googlers use the Internet to look for DIY beauty remedies, for both hair and skin alike. Their most searched beauty question was “how can I make my hair feel soft?” Damaged hair strands feel less soft to touch than non-damaged, well hydrated hair, so we should be trying to improve the condition of our hair to improve its appearance. All the hair on our head is already dead so we should point out that there is no miracle cure to completely transform our hair. However, there is lots you can do to improve the appearance of hair to make it look healthier and feel softer. The Geeks are big fans of coconut oil as an overnight hair mask, as it is one of the few oils that can penetrate our hair and provide great conditioning for super shiny hair, not to mention it’s relatively inexpensive too! Also, try and lay off using heated styling tools and blow drying your hair too regularly and if you can’t resist using them, make sure you apply a good heat protection spray beforehand!