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June 06, 2017 3 min read

Deep conditioning is not a new technique, and if you have been natural for a while, then you probably know all about it. We put our hair through a lot of manipulation with washing, styling, and detangling — deep conditioning provides a preventable measure for your hair so that when you style wash and manipulate your hair, there is as little damage as possible. It should be a consistent part of your regimen through spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Who Should Deep Condition?

Every curly girl can benefit from deep conditioning because it is vital to the health of your hair. Incorporating deep conditioning in your regimen will help you maintain healthy hair.

How to Deep Condition

Some deep condition weekly, while others deep condition their hair bi-weekly — the choice is really up to you. Leaving the conditioner on for a longer period helps to penetrate your hair strands and treat and repair damaged hair.
What to know more? Here are a few benefits of deep conditioning.

Prevents Damage

By now, you should know that deep conditioning is crucial to preventing damage. Deep conditioning contributes to reducing breakage and split ends, and it also improves your hair’s health. Even if you think that your hair is not damaged, incorporating deep conditioning sessions into your regimen on a regular basis will help you stay on track and maintain healthy hair overall.

Promotes Elasticity

Dry and brittle hair can snap and break with tension, and no one wants to hear the word “breakage”! In order to prevent breakage, you will need to nourish, strengthen, and moisturize your hair. Deep conditioning allows you to improve the elasticity of your hair so that you can prevent breakage.

Restores Natural Shine

Deep conditioning penetrates the hair shaft and helps to restore the natural shine to the hair. Over time, your hair can accumulate build-up from the weather and also from different products. Deep conditioning your hair helps to smooth the shaft of your hair and gain back the natural shine of your hair.

Helps Color-Treated Hair

Let's face it, coloring your hair can take a toll on your curls. Coloring is a chemical process that can sometimes alter your hair strand’s structure, which can sometimes weaken the hair and leave it open to dryness and breakage. You can help avoid damage by deep conditioning your hair on a regular basis.

Adds Moisture

Moisture is the key to healthy hair. If you suffer from dry scalp and dandruff, then deep conditioning can assist in that department. If you use a moisturizing conditioner like our Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner, which includes certain key ingredients such as protein, essential natural oils, and water, then your hair will thrive.

If your hair is not properly moisturized, it may become dry and brittle, and it can be prone to breakage. Also, regular deep conditioning sessions with heat will also help keep your curls strong and ensure your hair retains the moisture it needs to stay healthy.

Deep Conditioning Tips

Now that you know all about the benefits of deep conditioning your hair, let's discuss a few hair care tips on how to properly deep condition your hair.
  • Deep condition your hair on a regular basis, but not daily.
  • Make sure that you are not over conditioning your hair.
  • Use heat when deep conditioning — this will help the conditioner penetrate your hair shaft.
  • When you apply your conditioner, make sure that you blot off the excess water in your hair. If your hair is too wet, the conditioner will slide off, and it won’t penetrate well.
  • When rinsing your hair, use cool water. This will close the hair cuticle and keep the moisture in your hair.

    How often do you deep condition your hair?

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