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 so much 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 less damage as possible. It should be part of your regimen that should remain consistent through Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
Who Should Deep Condition?
Every curly girl can benefit from deep conditioning because and 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. Here are a few benefits and tips about deep conditioning.
By now you should know that deep conditioning is crucial and helps to prevent your hair from damage. Deep conditioning contributes to reducing breakage, split ends and also improves your hair’s health. Even if you think that your hair is not damaged, incorporating deep conditioning sessions in your regimen on a regular basis will help you stay on track and maintain healthy hair overall.
Helps Promote Elasticity
Dry and brittle hair can snap and break with tension, and no one wants to hear the word breakage. In order prevent breakage, you will need to nourish, strengthen and also keep your hair moisturized. Deep conditioning your hair allows you to improve the elasticity of your hair so that you 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 get build up from the weather and also from different products. Deep conditioning your hair helps to smooth the shaft of your hair and allows you to gain back the natural shine in your hair.
Helps With 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.
Deep Conditioning Keeps Your Hair Moisturized
Moisture is the key to healthy hair. If you suffer from dry scalp and dandruff, deep conditioning can assist in that department. If you use a moisturizing conditioner like our Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner
that includes certain key ingredients such as protein, essential natural oils, and water your hair will thrive. If your hair is not properly moisturized, it may become dry and brittle and can be prone to breakage. Also, doing regular deep conditioning with heat will also help to keep your curls strong and also help to retain the moisture your hair needs to stay healthy.
Deep Conditioning Tips
Now that you know all about the benefits of deep conditioning your hair let's talk about some tips on how to properly deep condition your hair.
- Deep Condition on a regular basis but not too regular.
- You want to make sure that you are not over conditioning your hair.
- Use heat when deep conditioning. Using heat will help you 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. Using cool water helps to close the hair cuticle and keep the moisture in your hair.
How often do you deep condition your hair?