It is said that our genetics can make our break our hair’s condition where some are more prone to hair breakage and dryness compared to others. This is why there are some who appears to be blessed with long, flowing mane, while others have to deal with thin, oily hair, or dry hair for that matter. But just because your hair tends to become frizzy compared to others, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about it. As a matter of fact, with the right hair care, you’ll be able to manage your hair easily, and one of them is through deep conditioning.
Deep conditioning, as the name suggests, is a process where you will be conditioning your hair and scalp for half an hour or two depending on the treatment that you are going to do. Whatever type of hair that you have, most likely your problem is lack of moisture. That said, deep conditioning your hair at least once a week can help improve the amount of moisture that is retained on your scalp. Here are a few tips to consider.
Focus on your scalp as well as roots of the hair
Regardless of whether you will be making your own deep conditioner or buy one from your local store, it’s important that you know where you’ll be putting it on. Concentrate on your scalp as well as the roots of your hair or other parts that appear to be dry.
It is a good idea to use a shower cap when you are doing deep conditioning in your hair as the heat can help your hair strands to absorb the conditioner better. Keep it on for 15 to half an hour.
After the time is up, wash your hair using a gentle shampoo or shampoo bar that you made on your own.
Apple cider vinegar rinse
Another tip to consider when deep conditioning your hair is to finish it off with a vinegar rinse. For this final rinse, mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water then wash your hair with it. This will help bring back the natural pH levels of your hair.
Deep Conditioning Recipes to Try
If this is your first time to deep condition your hair, there are plenty of recipes to try such as:
Cut the leaf of an aloe plant and harvest the gel in the leaves. You will need half a cup at least or more depending on the length of your hair. Blend the gel until you have achieved desired consistency. Wash your hair but apply this solution instead of a conditioner. Leave it for 15 to 30 minutes then wash thoroughly.
Honey and avocado
For this recipe, you will need to mash the flesh of an avocado then mix 2 tablespoons of raw honey. See to it that there are no lumps forming. Keep on mixing until you get a smooth consistency. Wash your hair with shampoo but avoid conditioning. Allow your hair to dry. Once it has dried, apply the mixture from the roots to the tips of your hair. Leave it on your hair for half an hour. Wash it off with shampoo and condition your hair afterwards.
Deep conditioning your hair at least once a week can help reduce the frizz, and other damage to your hair, while bringing back the natural shine and smoothness to your mane. And because these are all natural ingredients, you don’t have to worry about side effects but rather enjoy the new changes to your previous dull hair.