Deep Conditioning is very important in every natural’s hair regimen and routine. Deep conditioning helps you to give moisture to your hair. Hair that is moisturised regularly is more manageable, softer, less prone to breakage and as a consequence allows your hair to retain length because its healthy in general.
For and effective deep conditioning you should consider the three T’s of deep conditioning.
3 T’s Of Deep Conditioning
For maximum penetration and hydration, allow deep conditioner to sit on your hair for 30-60 mins. This time allows the ingredients to work effectively on the hair
Heat opens up the hair cuticle. Apply heat to your deep conditioning routine. This will lift the hair cuticle and allow the hair to absorb all the ingredients present in the conditioner. Adding heat can be in the form of heating up you conditioner in hot water before applying it to the hair or Covering your head with a plastic bag whiles you wait for the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft. You can also sit under a dryer whiles you wait for the hair to absorb all the moisture.
Before apply any deep conditioner you should know what you want out of the products. If you are a seeking for extra moisture, look for products that have oils, humectants and butters at the top of the ingredients list(1st five ingredients). For anti-breakage look for products that have hydrolysed proteins at the top of the list. For both moisture and protein, pHh balance and elasticity seek for products that have rich oils, proteins and amino acids in the ingredients list.