Deep conditioning natural hair allows for added moisture.
Deep conditioning is great for color treated hair, pollution, heat styled hair, and dry hair.
Natural hair tends to be drier than other hair types and it is advised to deep condition your hair at least twice a month to replenish your hair.
Visiting your natural hair stylist for a deep conditioner is recommended but in between salon visits you can do your own deep conditioning treatments with a good deep conditioner or make your own at home.
Deep conditioners usually contain a fatty substance that will put the moisture back into your strands, such as a heavy butter or oil like shea butter, mango butter, olive oil, and argan oil to name a few.
How to deep condition your hair:
- After Washing, Conditioning and Detangling your natural hair you will place your choice of deep conditioner on your hair from root to tip.
- It is best to do this in the same four sections that you parted to regularly condition your hair in the previous steps.
- Making sure the product is evenly distributed from root to tip comb the conditioner through the hair.
- Depending on how damaged the hair is or your last deep conditioning treatment leave the product on the hair for short term: minimum of 15 minutes to 1 hour. long term: overnight
- (optional: add a homemade steam treatment to further penetration of the hair shaft)
- Rinse the deep conditioner out of hair.
- Add leave in conditioner
- Style as usual.