It’s not only those with brittle, unmanageable or dry hair that could benefit from a deep condition. Every hair type could do with some extra TLC, and this guide will let you know exactly what you’ll need and what’s involved in giving yourself a professional treatment in the comfort of your own home!
What You’ll Need:
4 – 6 Hair Clips
Plastic Shower Cap or Plastic Wrap
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Deep conditioning can make a world of difference when it comes to haircare, so incorporate this step into your routine to see hair shine to its fullest. A good, deep conditioning treats your hair’s outer layers — the ones that can make your mane look dull and frizzy due to damage from styling and typical wear and tear. When the outer layer of your hair is conditioned, hair becomes healthier, shiner and smoother as it is temporarily repaired. While it is a quick fix, deep conditioning won’t cure damaged locks. Damaged hair can only be repaired by cutting unhealthy strands and letting new hair grow in.
How to Deep Condition Your Hair
1. With supplies on hand, comb locks rid it of any tangles.
2. Wash hair with some shampoo to ensure it is clean and then towel dry it.
3. Comb hair and section it into 4-6 sections, depending on length and thickness of strands. Clip away sections except the section you intend to start with.
4. Apply a thin coat of conditioner the first section of hair. Start at the scalp and work your way all the way to the hair’s ends. Remember to cover scalp as well as hair. Once hair is covered, lay section back against your head.
5. Repeat for each section until your hair is covered in a deep conditioner.
6. Once all sections are complete, place a plastic shower cap or a plastic wrap around your hair to ensure strands are tucked in.
7. Next apply some heat. Set a hood hair dryer to medium and sit under it for treatment time (around 20 minutes). If you don’t have a hood dryer, put a towel in the microwave and wrap it around hair for heat. This will open your hair shaft, allowing deep conditioner to penetrate your hair’s layers.
Once treatment time is over, remove towel and plastic cap/wrap from heat and use cool water to rinse.Water should be cool so that hair shaft closes and leaves moisture from the treatment still inside your strands. If you use hot water, you’ll lose the moisture, rendering the deep conditioner ineffective. Follow these simple steps and your hair will be looking as fresh and fab as ever.