A Deep hair conditioner is meant to be left on the hair for 15-30 minutes at a time. It’s even more effective if you use it with heat.
Generally speaking, any conditioner can be used as a deep conditioner although there many conditioners marketed for the purpose of deep conditioning the hair.
The great thing about using a deep hair conditioner is that it gets the chance to be as effective as possible by being left on the hair longer and hopefully allowing heat to help it penetrate better.
Deep conditioning for 15-30 and using heat will definitely help with the healthiness of your hair.
Should Everyone Deep Condition?
Yes! Absolutely! Using a deep conditioner is vital to your hair’s health, whether you’re suffering from damage or your hair is healthy. Incorporating deep conditioning, at some level, into your regimen will help you maintain healthy hair and it can help you achieve healthy hair.
I am amazed at the difference deep conditioning makes in my own hair. Once you start deep conditioning, you’ll realize the amazing difference it can make.
Benefits of Deep Conditioning
There are many benefits to treating your hair with a deep conditioner. It’s one of the best things you can do for your hair.
Using a deep conditioner on a regular basis can help your hair bounce back from dryness and damage.
You hair’s elasticity will improve because of the emollients and other moisturizing ingredients in the conditioner.
Other ingredients in the conditioner will help fill holes of damage that lead to poor porosity.
Use a Deep Hair Conditioner Regularly
How often you deep condition can depend on how often you cleanse and condition your hair. If you wash your hair once a week (a good schedule!), you can plan to deep condition every other week or at least once a month.
If your hair is damaged or feeling extremely dry, you can deep condition more often until it gets back to a healthier condition. I would not recommend deep conditioning too often because there is the potential that it could make your hair too mushy which could cause just as much damage.
How Do You Do It?
Deep conditioning is pretty simple. The thing that keeps most people from using a deep hair conditioner regularly is the time. There are a few ways to incorporate deep conditioning into your regimen without taking up a ton of time. Here are a few tips on deep conditioning.
Make sure you detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb before deep conditioning.
Pin your hair up and add a plastic cap to keep your hair in place.
Sit under a warm hooded dryer for 15 minutes is one option.
You can also just leave the conditioner on for about 30 minutes with the plastic cap and let your own body heat work its magic on your conditioner.
Wet a face cloth and heat it up in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds, then apply to the top of your hair. Put on your plastic cap and leave on for 15 minutes.
A quick and effective way of deep conditioning quickly is to put your plastic cap on while in the shower, then turn up the shower to the hottest you can stand to cause steam.
Then bathe, shave, scrub or whatever while the steam helps the conditioner penetrate your hair. In the time you finish, your hair will have deep conditioned nicely. I used to do this ALL the time!!
Places to Deep Condition
I mentioned several places in my last section on where you can deep condition your hair.
Deep conditioners can be used in the shower as a rinse-out, if you’d like.
You can deep condition in the shower with steam.
You can deep condition anywhere by using the hot towel method or the “just let it sit” method I mentioned above.
An excellent place to deep condition is underneath a hooded dryer!
Recommended Deep Conditioners
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Treatment
Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural Deep Conditioning Mask, Breakage Defense
ORS Replenishing Pak
Have I convinced you yet that using a deep hair conditioner is vital to your hair’s health? I hope that I have.
Now, there is no need to run out and buy an expensive hair conditioner. You can use any conditioner that is rich, thick, and emollient that you enjoy using as a rinse-out. You can also use a specially formulated deep conditioner if you’d like.
Using a deep hair conditioner will definitely put long, healthy hair in your future.