Everyone may not want long, waist length hair but we all want healthy hair! There are many different techniques to achieve shiny, healthy hair but one of the most important is deep conditioning. Deep conditioning once a week (or every other week) helps to add the moisture and protein hair needs to grow long and strong. All you need is a good conditioner to get started. It’s easy!
- First, separate your hair into at least 4 sections. Separating your hair makes it easier to coat every strand for maximum deep conditioning.
- Next, you’re going to take a nice amount (not too much!) of conditioner, rub it into your palms and then gently massage it into your hair. Be sure to focus mostly on your ends and work your way up to your scalp. It’s best to apply your deep conditioner this way because you want your ends to have as much moisture and protein as possible. It’s the weakest part of your hair and is responsible for all that length!
- Once you’re done applying your deep conditioner just toss on a shower cap and let it penetrate for at least 15 minutes. For more intense conditioning, you can use a heating cap or wrap a scarf over your shower cap for some natural heat.
- Finally, rinse and done!
I just recently got a touch up so I’ve been focusing more on adding protein back to my strands. However, it’s important to rotate between moisturizing and protein conditioners to keep a nice balance. Too much moisture can make hair limp and mushy while too much protein can make hair hard and brittle. Of course, there’s going to be some trial and error to find your perfect deep conditioning routine but once you get it down your hair will be thanking you!
Here’s a rundown on what I’m currently using to deep condition my hair:
- Jamaican Mango & Lime Original Jamaican Black Castor Oil helps moisturize, thicken and increase hair growth
- Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise formulated with olive oil, egg protein and wheat germ oil to add protein and moisture
- Hollywood Beauty Coconut Oil adds shine and moisture while stimulating growth
What are some of your favorite deep conditioning products? Drop a comment below!