Deep Conditioning Your Way to Healthy Hair

Today is the last day of Vacation Bible School.  It was an amazing week, but it was also a long and tiring week.  Since I was busy shopping, decorating, and volunteering, I asked some friends to share some posts this week.  Today, LaShon is sharing how she deep conditions her hair.  Please welcome LaShon to Everything Pretty!

One of my passions is healthy hair, especially curly hair. Because of this, I’m often asked questions about hair care such as, “why is my hair so dry?” When I hear this my first question for them is how often they deep condition. Most times I’m met with a blank stare. Oftentimes women are under the impression that shampooing and conditioning is enough and forgo the step of deep conditioning.

Hair encounters regular abuse from styling, heat tools, chemicals, and sun exposure. Regularly deep conditioning your hair not only prevents damage but it strengthens the hair. Deep conditioning is a great preventative measure to maintain healthy hair.

My usual routine is to pre-poo my hair with coconut oil to prevent excessive moisture loss from shampooing and then to apply a deep conditioner of choice. My hair is fine, so I regularly rotate between a moisturizing and protein deep conditioner. The moisturizing conditioner softens and adds moisture to the hair and the protein conditioner strengthens the hair by filling the holes in the cuticle.

I apply the deep conditioner to the ends of my hair first because the ends of your hair are the oldest so they need the most attention and I work my way up the hair shaft. I often then apply heat for 20-30 minutes depending on the product directions. The heat helps open the hair’s cuticle for better penetration of the DC. I then rinse with cool water to help smooth and close the cuticle.

Finding the right deep conditioner may take trial and error because everyone’s hair is different. What works for one may not work for another. Try reading reviews and asking friends for their recommendations but your hair will be the final gauge of what works the best. You should notice a difference in your hair after use, if not the first time definitely by the second or third time.

What is your favorite deep conditioner?

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