Deep Conditioning Treatments are very critical to your hair journey and I’d like to share the steps and products I currently use for this process.
What is a Deep Conditioning Treatment?
It is simply the process of applying a deep conditioner (product of your choice) and letting it sit for however long the instructions indicate. Some say 2-3 minutes / 5-10 minutes / or even overnight.
What are some of the benefits?
It reduces breakage, strengthens your hair, improves hydration among others…
Should your hair be clean before your proceed?
Absolutely! You should shampoo your hair before you begin.
How do you know what deep conditioning product to purchase?
This depends on the state of your hair and the issues you want to tackle.
If your hair is dry and damaged, you can go for Shea Moisture‘s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque with Sea Kelp & Argan Oil.
If you’re experiencing breakage, try Shea Moisture‘s Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Masque
When I experienced excessive dryness back in September, after taking down the braids I got in Cote d’Ivoire, I did some research on how to address the issue and what products to apply.
Protein-packed products were recommended.
iziKurls’ DEEP CONDITIONING REGIMEN
Shea Moisture‘s Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System with Marula Oil and Biotin Hair Masque (since I also wanted my hair to make a “come back”)
Palmer’s Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
You’ll also need a plastic cap.
How often do I deep condition my hair?
Once a week.
Some do it every other week or monthly.
How do I apply my products?
I start with clean hair.
I part my hair into medium sections.
Then, I evenly distribute the Palmers and Shea Moisture products.
I detangle the section with a wide tooth comb.
Then, I twist the detangled section and move to the next, until finished.
Move to the next section, until you finish your whole head.
Put on your plastic cap and leave in for about an hour.
While my hair is getting some love, I multitask by doing house chores or running errands.
I also tie a silk scarf to create heat since I do not have a dryer at home.
You can also add an additional scarf as well.
After the time has elapsed, I rinse out my hair and set my twists for the week.
It may sound like a lot of information to take in.
It’s a very simple and critical process to caring for your hair.
You do not have to use the products I listed here but DO REMEMBER to deep condition your strands regularly!