Beginner's Guide To Deep Conditioning
What is Deep Conditioning?
Deep conditioning is the application of a restorative formula to your hair, using heat to encourage penetration into the hair follicles. Deep conditioning offers a wide range of benefits, with the main goal being to repair dry and damaged hair while promoting growth. By rebuilding the hair’s molecular layer and replenishing moisture, deep conditioning aids in encouraging thicker, softer and revitalized hair.
How To Deep Condition Your Hair
Step 1: Choose a deep conditioner based on your individual concerns and needs. If you’re looking to add moisture to your hair, make sure the product you choose has hydrating ingredients that can penetrate your hair based on hair type and porosity. If you want to bring your strands back to life, find products packed with protein. And if you’re looking for a bit of both, try alternating between hydrating and protein-filled deep conditioners. It is important to choose a product that works best with your hair porosity. Low porosity hair does best with light-weight ingredients, while high porosity hair works will with heavier ingredients.
Step 2: Once you find the right product, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner before rinsing. Washing your hair first opens up the hair cuticles for better absorption. After doing this, apply the deep conditioner from roots to tips. It’s important to focus on the ends, which is usually the dryest. A wide-tooth comb is a great tool that can help you distribute the product evenly throughout your hair and gets rid of knots and tangles.
Step 3: Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and wait 20 to 30 minutes. To enhance the benefits of the deep conditioner, warm your hair with a blow-dryer or a heat cap to open up the cuticles .
Step 4: Finally, rinse with cold water to retain moisture and close the cuticles. Then wash your hair as usual. It’s suggested to deep condition hair regularly at least once or twice a week depending on your individual needs.