Why is deep conditioning essential to natural hair? Natural hair, as you all may know, is prone to dryness. Deep conditioners are a perfect way to restore moisture, maintain elasticity, strengthen hair and can be used as a means of damage prevention.
- Make sure your deep conditioner is alcohol, artificial color, mineral oil, petroleum oil, paraben and fragrance free.
- When you apply your conditioner make sure you have drained off the excess water. When your hair is too wet the conditioner will slide off and you will not get the best coverage.
- This is one of the few times that using heat causes a positive effect. Using heat when you deep condition expands the hair shaft and helps certain ingredients bond to the cuticle. Keep in mind, using no heat is cool too. Although your hair will still absorb the nutrients, it may take longer. For a convenient way to use heat to deep condition, try using a thermal deep conditioning cap.
- Use cool water when you rinse. Always remember that warm water opens the hair shaft and cool water closes the cuticle. You may lose all of the nutrients you attempted to put in your hair if you rinse with warm water.
In case you’re wondering what kind of deep conditioners work best, check out this list below:
Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea All Natural Hair Masque: Say goodbye to dry and brittle hair with this deep conditioner! The perfect coconut oil and shea butter mix. This deep conditioner is perfect for you if you struggle with dry hair.Aussie Moist Deep 3-Minute Moisture Treatment: An intensive deep conditioning treatment that restores moisture and penetrates dry damaged hair.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque: Shea Butter, argan oil, sea kelp are great ingredients for natural hair and this conditioner contains all three. This deep conditioner restores shine, promotes growth and elasticity.Check out this tutorial below by Latifatumi: She shows her deep conditioning regimen on her 4C hair using Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque:
Naked Deep Conditioner leaves your hair so unbelievably touchable and soft. The downside is that it does come in a small container and it is on the more pricey side. However, it definitely hydrates and is quite effective product.
Giovanni Tea Tree Deep Conditioner will leave your tangle free and soft. After using you are guaranteed to have any easy time gliding your comb through your curls.