Deep conditioning without heat

Does anyone not use heat/ steamer but still get great results deep conditioning? What is your technique?
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Does anyone not use heat/ steamer but still get great results deep conditioning? What is your technique?
Originally Posted by happy 4b
I use a plastic cap and just let my own body heat do the work. After about 30-45 min it's good!
Yep! Usually I'm too lazy to deep condition under my hooded dryer. I slap 2 plastic bags on my head instead. On top of the bags I put on my satin cap. That's enough body heat for me to get decent results. Sometimes I wrap my head in a saran wrap... this method really locks in body heat.

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I use a plastic cap and just let my own body heat do the work. After about 30-45 min it's good!
Originally Posted by happy 4b
Same here. I will even go an hour, and I have done this while using the treadmill at home -- double benefit (and extra body heat helping things along).
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I make sure to rinse out my shampoo with warm water and add conditioner + trap heat under plastic cap.. I may even give it a few hits from the blowdryer. Then I tie a floursack towel on my head like a du-rag and leave it on at least an hour. The longer the better, last weekend I took an accidental 3hr nap and my hair was softttt.

I got a hair therapy wrap and it works no better than the above method for me
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I DC overnight all the time and use my own body heat. Sometimes I take a shower and wet my hair then add the DC. Other times I DC on dry hair.

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I use a plastic cap and just let my own body heat do the work. After about 30-45 min it's good!
Originally Posted by happy 4b
Same here. I will even go an hour, and I have done this while using the treadmill at home -- double benefit (and extra body heat helping things along).
Originally Posted by FoxyCleopatraGuide
+2 Once in a while I will leave it on overnight, but I rarely use heat.
I read an article that said that after 15-20 minutes your hair will have already absorbed it's capacity of whatever is on your hair so heat and the amount of time you leave something on your hair after that 15 minutes is redundant.

Personally, I think this applies to my hair. I use my heat cap (and steamer when I have time) mainly because I like the way my scalp feels with the heat but I haven't noticed any ill effects if I happen to be rushing or really trying to get started on the long process of doing my hair ( :-l ) and I happen to want rinse my conditioner out right after I get out of the shower. Sometimes when I really want to get my hair done, I'll wash my hair in the sink and then put my conditioner on so when I get in the shower and I'm done cleaning my body I rinse out my hair. It's easier, saves water, and I don't like getting back in the shower after I'm out. I prefer rinsing my hair in the shower though but I'm not going to go out of my way to do it.lol. I just think its pointless to get all up in the shower just to rinse your hair. The whole drying process and being cold after you get out the shower (NO MATTER HOW HOT THE SHOWER WAS, I STILL FEEL A RUSH OF COLD AIR RIGHT AFTER I GET OUT THE SHOWER) is just really annoying to me.
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I found these plastic caps called EVOLVE Platinum Conditioning Cap. It's a self warming cap that utilizes body heat to condition the hair. It's way better than regular plastic shower or processing caps. The Evolve caps only cost $1.19 at my local Walmart.

Personally, I wouldn't pay a thin dime for a steamer for my hair it would be a waste of time. I've tried one before cause my cousin has one and I was like..err my hair feels exactly the same as when I use a hooded dryer or my Evolve cap. I'm not buying any steamer. It's totally unneccessary.
Marah, what part of W-M do you find the EVOLVE Platinum Conditioning Cap in, in your local store? I haven't seen these before, but I may have overlooked them.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!, KC Stellar Strands
I have an EVOLVE Platinum Conditioning Cap too.
I forgot I had one... works great! I got mine on sale at Sally's.

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Thanks for the Sally's link! I added it to my w/l there in case I need to bump up an order for free shipping or other promo they offer online.

Are these EVOLVE caps disposable, or do rinse and re-use?
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!, KC Stellar Strands
Are these EVOLVE caps disposable, or do rinse and re-use?
Originally Posted by Spiralli
I re-use mine because I always put a plastic bag on first and then the EVOLVE cap. My conditioner never touches the cap. Rinsing and re-using would work too though.

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Marah, what part of W-M do you find the EVOLVE Platinum Conditioning Cap in, in your local store? I haven't seen these before, but I may have overlooked them.
Originally Posted by Spiralli
In my Walmart it's with the black hair care section along with the wave brushes, the do rags, and satin sleep bonnets that sit right above products like Ambi, Palmers, Black Soap, Dark & Lovely Hair dye..

You can reuse them...if you just rinse them out. I don't though. I use once and trash it.

If you don't shop in the black hair care section much you'd probably never even notice them. I don't shop in that section for hair care products but I always look in that one section cause I buy sleep bonnets, those evolve satin pillowcases, and wave brushes for my son..plus they might have something new that I can actually use..for once. So check there.

Last edited by Marah Mizrahi; 11-14-2010 at 01:36 PM.
I read an article that said that after 15-20 minutes your hair will have already absorbed it's capacity of whatever is on your hair so heat and the amount of time you leave something on your hair after that 15 minutes is redundant.
Originally Posted by CocoT
I've heard this as well. The Natural Haven had a blog post about it. I usually DC for an hour but I think I'm going try cutting that in half at least to see if I notice a difference. My wash routine is long enough already! I agree about getting in and out of the shower... truly annoying. I do part of my routine at the sink as well.

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Thank you ladies for all the responses. I am always trying to save time on haircare. I am going to try that evolve cap.
I read an article that said that after 15-20 minutes your hair will have already absorbed it's capacity of whatever is on your hair so heat and the amount of time you leave something on your hair after that 15 minutes is redundant.

Personally, I think this applies to my hair. I use my heat cap (and steamer when I have time) mainly because I like the way my scalp feels with the heat but I haven't noticed any ill effects if I happen to be rushing or really trying to get started on the long process of doing my hair ( :-l ) and I happen to want rinse my conditioner out right after I get out of the shower. Sometimes when I really want to get my hair done, I'll wash my hair in the sink and then put my conditioner on so when I get in the shower and I'm done cleaning my body I rinse out my hair. It's easier, saves water, and I don't like getting back in the shower after I'm out. I prefer rinsing my hair in the shower though but I'm not going to go out of my way to do it.lol. I just think its pointless to get all up in the shower just to rinse your hair. The whole drying process and being cold after you get out the shower (NO MATTER HOW HOT THE SHOWER WAS, I STILL FEEL A RUSH OF COLD AIR RIGHT AFTER I GET OUT THE SHOWER) is just really annoying to me.
Originally Posted by CocoT
Yeah, 20-25 min is the longest I've done DTs.

CocoT, I feel you on the whole getting in the shower twice and being cold thing. That's why I totally slack on DT's with heat.

I used to do the sink-shower thing as a permie all the time...tried it once when I first went natural and had major tangles. I think I can do this successfully now.

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Sometimes I use my hand hair dryer for a few minutes each section of my hair and just let it be while wearing a plastic cap for 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on what I want to do.
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I just put a plastic cap on my head.
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I just started using the Evolve Cap withing the last month, it's really cool and it holds in more heat than a regular plastic cap. I'm cheap though so I re-use mine since I use it pretty frequently.

I actually do a pre-poo/dc method on dry hair that has been working out really well for me.

I pre-poo with AOHSR and a mixture of jojoba & olive oil on dry hair, I put the Evolve Cap on and leave it in my hair overnight. In the morning my hair is damp enough to section and detangle then I go about my normal cleansing routine.

I do this 1-2 weekly or bi-weekly depending on how often I wash my hair.
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