Why is Deep Conditioning Important for Your Hair?

by Montranese & Jamelle Vinson

 

Whether you’ve newly transitioned to natural hair or you’ve been rocking your curls for years, deep conditioning should be an essential step of any natural hair regimen.

Let the ingredients work their magic and your curls will thank you later!

 

What are deep conditioners?

Natural hair needs moisture and better yet, moisture retention. Deep conditioning is a way of restoring your hair’s moisture levels with beneficial ingredients such as vitamins and minerals. They are designed to give your natural hair a much-needed boost of nourishment, strength and hydration, penetrating the hair from the inside out.

What are the benefits of deep conditioners?

Afro hair including curls, kinks and coils have different requirements than straight hair. Since the hair shaft curls and zig-zags, natural oils have a harder time coating the entire length of the hair, resulting in moisture loss.

Deep conditioners are a solution to dry and damaged hair. A regular routine of deep conditioning will keep your hair in optimum health so it feels as good as it looks!

The benefits of deep conditioners include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting hair strength so your curls can repair from heat damage, chemical damage, or general weakness.
  • Penetration of the hair as the formulas of deep conditioners are beneficially designed to do as compared to normal conditioners.
  • More easily managed styling during your daily hair routine as moisturized hair is more forgiving and easier to style.
  • Adding luster and shine back into your natural hair as the weather, manipulation, and other factors can make your hair look dull.

The benefits of deep conditioners are endless. Incorporate them into your routine and experience the difference they can bring to your natural hair.

How do you deep condition?

Think about your hair goals. Do you want to grow your hair? Is your hair very dry and damaged? Do you need a product that improves the overall condition of your hair? There are many different deep conditioners available, so consider your hair type and needs when browsing through your options.

  1. Use your regular shampoo and conditioner to cleanse and moisturize your hair.
  2. Section your hair and apply the deep conditioner from root to tip ensuring that it’s well distributed.
  3. Lock in the heat by 1 of 2 ways.
  • Place a shower cap or plastic bag over your hair or
  • Briefly sit under a dryer for a short amount of time with a shower cap on
  • Leave the deep conditioner on your hair for up to 1 hour for optimal results (follow directions from the bottle)
  • Rinse out the product with cold water to keep the cuticle closed and retain moisture.
  • Style your hair as usual.

How often should you deep condition your hair?

If your hair is severely damaged and you are transitioning, deep conditioning once a week is a good idea. Alternatively, every other week or even once a month is enough to keep your natural hair well moisturized. Take note of how your hair looks and feels as a sign that you need to deep condition.

Give your natural hair a little TLC next washday with our range of deep conditioners. Take a look at our hair product collection today and find the appropriate formula for your needs.


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