Heey Queens and Kings,
How has march been treating you? I realised I havent been posting on here as often but I have been posting on Instagram and have had a lot of fun. I post more often on there specially on my stories where I show my weekly washday routine/ style.
Deep conditioners? Everyone hears about deep conditioners but not everyone sees the importance of it or knows how to deep condition effectively for their hair type. Well that’s why Im Here !
What is a deep conditioner?
A conditioner is usually a light moisturiser that replenishes the moisture back into the hair and you rinse it off. A deep conditioner has thicker ingredients, and is left for a period of time and this penetrates deeply into the hair shaft to increase moisture, hydration, shine and overall hair health. Think of a deep conditioner is a mask, think of it like a mask you use on your face – although you moisturise your skin everyday, there is definetely a boost in moisture when you use a facial mask, and thats exactly what it does to the hair.
When do I use a deep conditioner?
Firstly you should schedule it for EVERY SINGLE TIME you wash your hair. Why? Because during the week you use different products and manipulate your hair, and the hair becomes fragile therefore its important that we deep condition in order to prevent breakage, dryness and protect against extreme weather, or high manipulation styles. If you had a look at the hair regimen example post (click here), you should alter between moisture and protein to have a balanced hair.
How do I use a deep conditioner?
First things first, you have to read the label, it will say the amount of time recommended to keep the DC or best ways to boost it. You will section your hair into 4-6 parts, and section by section you will apply it with your fingers and finger detangle until knot-free and focus the product on your ends, then you will twist that section and move on to the next section.
When all the sections are done, you should put a plastic cap covering all the hair and cover that with a hooded drier or alternatively you can use wrap towel or an old t-shirt over the plastic cap which increases the heat and allows the DC to penetrate even deeper on the hair.
tip #1: I like to double up on the cap, so I use a plastic cap and a plastic bag, if I leave it overnight.
tip #2: Use heat with a hooded dryer or heated cap if you are in a rush, 10-15 minutes will be enough.
What deep conditioner should I use?
When I first went natural, I tested different deep conditioners by buying the cheap options first and seeing how it works on my hair. Sometimes the cheaper deep conditioner turns out better than a more expensive one.
My recommendation, start by using a normal conditioner that works for your hair and simply add olive oil, coconut oil and honey and leave it on your hair for 30minutes to 1 hour & watch your hair be soft, silky and shiny.
Theres only a few deep conditioner that I can use without adding anything to it, my hair is extremely dry so I have to add oils, banana, avocado but if your hair lacks protein and is constantly breaking add 1 egg to your condioner or deep conditioner and some oil and you’re good to go.
Long hair on a budget baby !
Well loves, I hope you like this post, you’d be surprise how many people actually message me about deep conditioning or have no idea what I be showing on my page. During the week I’ll be posting a video on my instagram on how I prepare and apply my Deep Conditioner, so look out for it. Let me know you came from my blog.
Hope you have a good week, remember Sundays are for relaxing, deep conditioning and doing some self care !