It’s no lie that when we naturals deep condition our hair, we feel a certain type of way! It’s like God himself blessed our hair and anointed it with his (olive) oil
If your deep conditioner is not giving you this much life, gurl you deserve so much better! That’s why I wrote this post because every fro should be as soft as soft can be. Let’s get a bit technical first
Conditioning vs Deep Conditioning
Conditioners work on the surface of the hair to close the cuticle and puts moisture back in the hair after shampooing. Conditioners for this are also called rinse out conditioners and usually come with a matching shampoo. It’s left on for 3 to 5 mins then washed out.
Deep conditioners targets specific hair concerns e.g. excessive breaking etc and penetrates deeper into the hair shaft to repair, rebuild and restore. Deep conditioners are also called hair masks, masque, hair treatments etc and are left on longer. Heat will activate the active ingredients and allow it to penetrate quicker.
Technically you can turn your rinse out conditioner to a deep conditioner with added heat but it’s always best to actually get a deep conditioner has it will have more benefits for your hair
How Often Should I Deep Condition?
The answer isn’t set in stone but recommended at least once a week or every wash day for coarser/dryer hair textures. I have 4c natural hair so I deep condition every wash day.
Why Deep Condition
Besides the softness you get, deep conditioners actually target specific hair concerns. They are also packed with nutrients and benefits that regular rinse our conditioners don’t have.
The Best Deep Conditioners For Soft Natural Hair
more recommendations are in the info graphic above!
Are you ready?! Do you really want to be about that life?
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
Dark & Lovely Alma Legend Replenishing Hair Mask
Mizani True Textures Intensive Moisture Replenish Treatment
Paul Mitchel Supercharged Moisturiser
ApHogee 2 Min Keratin Reconstructor
I hope you found this useful. Let me know if you picked any of these up!
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