Explanation of Deep Treatment + Conditioning

I am confused about deep treatments. I have never done one. My hair is pretty healthy - no coloring, very little straightening. I do diffuse daily but for about 15 minutes to set the curl. I know when people talk about deep treatments they say they then condition after. Isnt a deep treatment conditioning? Can someone explain the routine of a deep treatment? Is there a reason to do one? Thanks!
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It depends on the type of DT I think. I use a conditioning protein free one when I need one, so I don't use another one after.

SOme people use a more reconstructing type or reparative DT which contains a fair amount of protein. While helpful for "spackling" little holes and tears in the hair, it can leave hair feeling dry. So, some use a conditioner of some sort after this to negate the dry feeling of the protein.

This is my take anyway. I'm sure that others will have other ways to look at it.
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Yeah, I agree with what red said. Since protein can leave your hair feeling kind of dry, a moisturizing conditioner can help that. That way you get moisture and repair.

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What are the reasons to do a deep treatment. I am not sure I need to do one - how would I know?

I am so darn hair inept. I really have a tough time determining if there are ingredients that my hair does not like - I always just assume it's not working because of something I did. I wish I had this down pat routine like others do....co wash, water wash on every 3rd thursday, loo poo wash every 5th friday - deep condition when the moon is blue.

Can you tell I am getting hair frustrated?
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Deep treatments are kind of like spa treatments for your hair. They help to add extra moisture to your hair to make it the healthiest it can be. Normal conditioners usually aren't used with heat. Deep condishes are even more moisturizing than normal condishes and plus, since they use heat, which opens the hair shaft, they penetrate the hair even more. This refreshes and replenishes your hair.

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Thanks ata. So you can just 'do' a deep treatment - no reason necessary - whew.
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Thanks ata. So you can just 'do' a deep treatment - no reason necessary - whew.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Yep, but it's especially important for extremely dry or damaged hair. But, even those with the healthiest hair do deep treatments to keep it that way.

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I don't do deep treatments. My hair just doesn't need it. It's not damaged, so it doesn't need that much moisture. I just use a rinse out conditioner, and a leave-in conditioner if I need a little more moisture. I've tried lots of them, but a deep treatment really doesn't do anything for my hair except weigh it down. I prefer volume, so I don't like the limper locks.
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I like to do one right after a trim...like an extra little boost.

But personally I think the trim is the more critical step and not the DT. My hair gets overconditioned easily so I don;t like to go overboard w/ the DTs.
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I do protein and moisturizing deep treatments. I don't do much damage to my hair, but my hair is naturally so dry, it needs it.

I do them about once a week, alternating between strengthening (protein) and conditioning (moisturizing).
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My hair doesn't really need either, but I do one DT with protein(Ouidad) and one moisturizing one every other week. I want to keep it healthy looking so its more preventive also I am trying to let it grow a bit.
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