Simple DIY Deep Conditioner for moisturised, shiny hair – Budget & Beginner friendly

Hello Queens,

The past few weeks I have tried different deep conditioners and got the easiest and fastest Deep Conditioning routine for my hair which is highly effective in retaining shine and moisture. I have type 4C hair, high porosity so my hair needs thick creams and moisturising leave ins. I’m sure you know thick, moisturising creams can be a little expensive. But if you have a good deep conditioner, it sets a base in which you can use less product, saving you products or it allows you to use less expensive products.

You can use this recipe with any deep conditioner or just a regular conditioner, but in order to retain the most moisture I recommend using a deep conditioner.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Deep conditioner / Your favourite Conditioner
  • 1-2 tablespoons Honey
  • Oils of your choice (I recommend using 2-3 oils)
  • 1 table spoon olive oil
  • 1 table spoon Pure Argan Oil / Almond Oil
  • 1 table spoon Castor Oil

Garnier Ultimate Blends is very affordable. I recommend the Banana one or the Amla & Papaya one.
+ Honey

This is the option if you do not have a deep conditioner. By using a moisturising conditioner. Using Olive oil which is a moisturising oil.


Benefits of the Products above

  • The deep conditioner will deeply moisturise and penetrate the hair
  • The honey add shine and moisturises
  • Oils:
  • Almond oil soothes and moisturises also promotes growth on slow growing hair.
  • Coconut Oil softens hair and increases shine
  • Argan Oil adds antioxidants to the hair and moisturises, nourishes
  • Olive Oil treats damaged hair and deeply moisturises

Oils benefit your scalp in many ways, it’s all about what your hair needs and your hair goal whether is health, length, repairing these are a few benefits from using oils:

  • Nourishes hair
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Adds shine
  • Prevents dry scalp and dandruff
  • Prevents dry, dull hair
  • Helps prevent and repair heat and styling damage

Well Queens, hope you liked this post, let me know in the comments if you have tried these items to deep condition before or if you are going to try them in the comments down below. I wanted to take the time to thank you for following my blog and liking the posts. Please continue to do so, share the blog and let me know of any content you would to see.

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Deep Conditioner – Beginner Haircare

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 !