Deep conditioned my hair for the first time and loved it!

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I've been natural for around 2 years and have never deep conditioned my hair. But a woman I know with what seems to be 3B curls told me about a conditioner called Silicon Mix and gushed so much about how soft it made her hair that I decided to give it a try.

The conditioner can be used as a regular conditioner or a deep conditioner. The woman who told me about it uses it while she's showering like a regular conditioner but I decided to do a deep conditioning treatment with it for the first time today. All I can say is, wow!

I started off my wash day with a 15 minute pre-poo using coconut oil, then shampooed my hair as usual, then applied the Silicon Mix and sat under a hooded dryer on medium heat with my hair in 4 bantu knots and a plastic cap for 30 minutes.

After rinsing the conditioner out, my hair was so curly! My hair has always been frizzy and undefined after I washed it. I have always assumed that that was simply how 4b hair was. Well after the deep conditioning treatment, my curls are very defined. They look healthy and shiny in a way that I'm amazed at. The fact that my curls now look completely 4A with lots of 3C mixed in (just from a simple deep conditioning treatment) has me wondering if my hair has taken on the appearance of 4B for all this time simply because it wasn't moisturized properly.

I am definitely going to be deep conditioning regularly now!
Curl Pattern: A crazy mix of 4B, 4A, and even 3B.

Normal porosity, high density, medium width strands.

Current length: Bra strap length
Short-term goal: Mid-back length
Ultimate Goal: Waist length
I've been natural for around 2 years and have never deep conditioned my hair. But a woman I know with what seems to be 3B curls told me about a conditioner called Silicon Mix and gushed so much about how soft it made her hair that I decided to give it a try.

The conditioner can be used as a regular conditioner or a deep conditioner. The woman who told me about it uses it while she's showering like a regular conditioner but I decided to do a deep conditioning treatment with it for the first time today. All I can say is, wow!

I started off my wash day with a 15 minute pre-poo using coconut oil, then shampooed my hair as usual, then applied the Silicon Mix and sat under a hooded dryer on medium heat with my hair in 4 bantu knots and a plastic cap for 30 minutes.

After rinsing the conditioner out, my hair was so curly! My hair has always been frizzy and undefined after I washed it. I have always assumed that that was simply how 4b hair was. Well after the deep conditioning treatment, my curls are very defined. They look healthy and shiny in a way that I'm amazed at. The fact that my curls now look completely 4A with lots of 3C mixed in (just from a simple deep conditioning treatment) has me wondering if my hair has taken on the appearance of 4B for all this time simply because it wasn't moisturized properly.

I am definitely going to be deep conditioning regularly now!
Originally Posted by CloudNine
Your hair could very well be 4a and looked 4b to you because it wasn't moisturized, because curl pattern doesn't change due to a conditioner.

I also really want to try this conditioner. It has had hype for a few years especially mixed w/ Kanechom conditioners. I want to try the Bambu version though since it's protein free.
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Hair Strand Thickness
Root: Fine - Medium Midshaft: Medium Ends: Slightly Coarse

Hair Elasticity Dry: Normal

Hair Elasticity Wet: Low

Porosity
Roots: Low Midshaft & Ends: Mixture of Normal & Porous
I've been natural for around 2 years and have never deep conditioned my hair. But a woman I know with what seems to be 3B curls told me about a conditioner called Silicon Mix and gushed so much about how soft it made her hair that I decided to give it a try.

The conditioner can be used as a regular conditioner or a deep conditioner. The woman who told me about it uses it while she's showering like a regular conditioner but I decided to do a deep conditioning treatment with it for the first time today. All I can say is, wow!

I started off my wash day with a 15 minute pre-poo using coconut oil, then shampooed my hair as usual, then applied the Silicon Mix and sat under a hooded dryer on medium heat with my hair in 4 bantu knots and a plastic cap for 30 minutes.

After rinsing the conditioner out, my hair was so curly! My hair has always been frizzy and undefined after I washed it. I have always assumed that that was simply how 4b hair was. Well after the deep conditioning treatment, my curls are very defined. They look healthy and shiny in a way that I'm amazed at. The fact that my curls now look completely 4A with lots of 3C mixed in (just from a simple deep conditioning treatment) has me wondering if my hair has taken on the appearance of 4B for all this time simply because it wasn't moisturized properly.

I am definitely going to be deep conditioning regularly now!
Originally Posted by CloudNine
I love Deep Conditioning can't do without it I do it once a week it is also my favorite part of washing. I just chill and lay down surf the web and let my deep conditioner do the rest of the work.

And yes a good deep condition can definitely make your curls pop. It's been so moisturized that your hair becomes happy lol

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If I were to use my V05 Moisture Milks conditioner in the same way I used the Silicon Mix, would it be as effective? Or do you need an actual deep conditioner to thoroughly deep condition your hair?
Curl Pattern: A crazy mix of 4B, 4A, and even 3B.

Normal porosity, high density, medium width strands.

Current length: Bra strap length
Short-term goal: Mid-back length
Ultimate Goal: Waist length
Add some honey and coconut oil to it (and/or whatever else is beneficial for your specific hair) and boom.. you've got a deep conditioner.
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NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
I use an actual deep conditioner & love it. The only reason I'm changing my deep conditioner is because in order for my curls to pop I need to hydrate my curls vs moisturize them. 4b & c hair needs more moisture than any other hair type. So I'm switching my deep conditioner from Eden body works to as I am hydration elation. If your hair is 4b or c, try the Eden body works deep conditioner. I like it in that it leaves my hair soft, but it's too heavy for my hair leaving it greasy.
If you go to the naturally curly website the Eden body works line is suggested for 4b hair.
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I now have 3 of the Kanechom conditioners. Goat's milk, Liso Intenso, and Chocolate. I like them a lot. I have yet to use them with Silicon Mix Bambu but can only imagine!
So glad! I love deep conditioning
I really enjoy pampering my hair, and think it's grateful after so many years of me torturing it
3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

LP: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus
Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

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Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
Gel: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
DC:
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Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

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