Why do you need to deep condition?
I have had several naturals tell me that they don’t deep condition often and I give them a blank stare. Girl you need to be deep conditioning your hair on a regular basis! Deep conditioning is a very important step in your natural hair regimen and should not be overlooked or rushed through. Deep conditioning helps to moisturize and strengthen your hair, protecting it from breakage and everyday styling. If you are a natural that has color-treated hair or any type of damage, then you definitely want to learn about deep conditioning your hair on a regular basis.
What is a protein deep conditioner?
Protein deep conditioners are used to infuse our hair with hydrolyzed protein and sometimes ceramides. If you have color-treated hair or show signs of dry brittle hair, then you need to try a protein deep conditioner. Protein deep conditioners are also referred to as treatments because they help strengthen weak strands and increase the elasticity of our natural hair and appearance of your hair. Protein deep conditioners should only be done once every 2-4 months. I like to use Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner when I need to use a protein deep conditioner on my hair.
What is a moisturizing deep conditioner?
Moisturizing deep conditioners are used to help attract condition and moisture to our hair. Moisturizing deep conditioners will contain water as a first ingredient. My favorite is TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask. I use a moisturizing deep conditioner every week paired with my steamer. I can tell you that I have noticed a major difference in the moisture of my hair by using a steamer. Nadling Pollard master stylist at Salon Pressure says, “Deep conditioners are an awesome tool for replenishing or rebuilding the hair. Moisture masques are useful in the colder and dryer seasons of the year. Some people have [a hard time moisturizing] hair, so these conditioners tend to be heavier and very useful.”
You should really take a look at your regimen and the state of your hair before deciding which deep conditioner is right for you. I deep condition with a moisturizing deep conditioner at least once a week. I only deep condition with a protein deep conditioner every few months, because it is not needed as often. It is important to choose a protein treatment depending on the state of your hair health. Here's our full guide to choosing the best protein treatment for you.
Which type of deep conditioners do you use?
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