Deep conditioning is an essential part of a healthy natural hair care routine.
Deep conditioners are formulated to replenish moisture, repair damage, and maintain hair health. However, despite the benefits, many people make mistakes when it comes to deep conditioning their hair. Some of us are doing absolutely wrong. In this article, we will explore four deep conditioning mistakes you're making and how to avoid them.
1 - Using too much Product
One of the most common deep conditioning mistakes is using too much product. If you use a lot of deep conditioner, your hair will not absorb all of it. The hair will absorb as much as it can, then leave the rest to sit on the hair. This means you won't get the full benefits of the treatment. To avoid this mistake read the instructions on the product packaging carefully. You should follow the instructions on the product as is recommended make sure you use enough product to thoroughly coat your hair. The amount of product you use will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. As a general rule, you should aim to use enough product to coat your hair from root to tip.
2 - Leaving it on for Too Long
Another mistake people make is leaving the deep conditioner on for too long. While it might seem like leaving the conditioner on for a longer period would provide more benefits, it can actually have the opposite effect. Over-conditioning can lead to your curls becoming limp and weighed down. In addition, it can be greasy which makes it more difficult to rinse out the deep conditioner. This is why you should follow the instructions as it recommends the utmost time for the deep conditioner to work it's magic. The Tailored Beauty Deep conditioner should sit on the hair for approximately 20 minutes.
3 - Using Heat Incorrectly
Using heat is an excellent way to enhance the effects of a deep conditioner, but it's important to use heat correctly. Apply a deep conditioning cap to your hair after applying your deep conditioner. The heat cap will trap the air beneath it so that it will lift the cuticles on the hair strand. This makes it easier for the deep conditioner to penetrate into the hair shaft. However, do not leave the cap on for the entire day. This will not be effective as the air beneath the cap will not stay hot/warm forever. Additionally, the hair will have absorbed ever nutrients from the deep conditioner so you should rinse after a couple of minutes.
Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Deep Conditioner
Our Moisture Penetrating Deep Conditioner Treatment contains a premium herbal blend of Fenugreek Powder and Bhringaraj Oil. This conditioner has the right amount of slip and nutrients to reduce breakage, restore damaged strands, and aid in length retention
To replenish and moisturize hair, apply to wet, freshly washed hair. Divide into several sections. Distribute from root to tips. Let deep conditioner penetrate for 15 minutes with a plastic cap. For added moisture, use a hair steamer or heat cap. Detangle and rinse thoroughly. Follow up with the Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Leave- In Conditioner Treatment.
In conclusion, deep conditioning is an essential part of any healthy hair care routine. However, it's important to avoid common mistakes to get the full benefits of the treatment. By using enough product, not leaving it on for too long, applying it to clean hair, and using heat correctly, you can ensure that your deep conditioning treatment is effective and beneficial for your hair.