Deep conditioning is an integral part of keeping those strands healthy! From what I have learned, deep conditioners should either add moisture and/or add protein to your hair. Professionals have recommended that deep conditioning should be done at minimum once a week. As a busy mom, it can be a challenge to find time, but thank God for naps and my husband. It allows me to take some time to get things done for myself. I have put together a few of my all time favorite deep conditioners/hair treatments! Check them out and let me know if you have tried any or plan to try some.
It is recommended to be used for severely damaged hair. It is not one you would use on a regular basis, probably more of a product you would use every 4-6 weeks depending on the amount of damage. I used this when I had quite a bit of breakage and color damage. It helped me a great deal after my first son when I was experiencing a ton of hair loss. While the hair loss is normal postpartum, it can be traumatizing. I noticed less hair loss. Follow the directions completely for this one. Once you put the protein on, it dries into the hair, and it gets very hard. Whatever you do, DO NOT attempt to comb it. I follow this up with a conditioner once the two steps are complete. I will say I noticed more results on the anti-breakage end than the moisturizing end. Overall, I think it does a great job at doing what it you expect. (Note: You can buy a one time application packet from sally’s beauty supply or amazon).
This is a good protein conditioner that can be used on a daily basis, but I typically use it every 2 weeks. It smells great and I notice it leaves my hair softer. I do notice reduced shedding and it feels a little more manageable. Like the other protein treatment, I did not notice DEEP moisturizing as it described. This one works best when the steamer is used. All in all it’s a great one to try. I just wanted to note, the steamer I linked is a lower cost to the one I actually have. Here is the link to the one I have.
Out of all the conditioners/treatments mentioned in this blog, this one leaves my hair feeling the softest and makes it feel the most moisturized. The downfall is that I was using this weekly, and it was WAY too much for my hair. I think perhaps every 2 weeks would be ideal. Of course, everyone’s hair is different, but I definitely overdid it with this one. My hair was so weighed down when I was overusing it. I think it may be due to the fact that I have high porosity hair. The smell is not the best, but once you get past that, and try it, you will see results as intended. It left my hair easy to detangle as well. For application, I alternated between putting a plastic cap on it and leaving it on for 45 minutes with no heat, and then as an alternative, I would sit under my hooded dryer for 20 minutes. I rinsed it out, then applied leave in conditioner. I comb it through before putting on the cap. I comb through all products with the exception of the aphogee as it hardens the hair.
This is another great moisturizing deep conditioning option. For application, after cleansing my hair, I apply in sections and comb it through. I will then use a plastic cap and shower which creates natural steam/heat, or I will sit under the steamer for 15-20 minutes. In the past, I used this weekly. I would say the only downside to this product is the smell, it’s not the best, and it is costly. If it works well for you, it’s totally worth it though, right?
I have used this throughout my natural hair journey. My favorite thing about it is that I can use it frequently, daily if needed, and it makes my hair easy to detangle with minimal hair loss. It smells good, moisturizes, and leaves my hair feeling very soft. If you want to try it out, the cool thing is that the travel size products are easy to find. You can get them in store at Target or online. For application, I apply to my hair in 4 sections, comb it through while detangling using the denman brush, and leave on for 3-5 minutes. I rinse and then apply the leave in.
Some professional deep conditioners that must be done by a licensed professional are from Olaplex product line and Redken Chemistry line.
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