Deep conditioner is something we constantly recommend curly girls use. However, not everyone knows how to actually use a deep conditioning treatment appropriately. Therefore, we're going to show you how! Here's how to get the most out of your deep conditioner. Enjoy this super easy to follow routine, and fall in love with your gorgeous, silky curls all over again.
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Deep Conditioner
Prep your strands:
If your curls are particularly gunked up from too much product, it might behoove you to clarify your strands before starting. Therefore, you'll need to wash your curls with a clarifying treatment beforehand. If not, a good shampoo will do. Begin with warm water to loosen up all the debris, shampoo twice, and follow up with a lightweight, moisturizing conditioner. You may also choose to detangle your curls while in the shower to take advantage of the slip.
Pick your product:
For this step it's important to know your curl type and level of porosity. For example, if you have fine curls, using a heavy deep conditioner might cause your strands to become weighed down. Therefore, you'd want to select something a bit lighter. Additionally, you'll need to know if your curls could benefit from keratin or other proteins. Protein can help with the integrity of your curls' structure, helping revitalize damaged curls. However, overusing protein can lead to more issues, so make sure to balance it out.
Apply the product:
After you've completely detangled your curls, removing all knots, section strands into 4-6 even sections. This allows you to work carefully with each strand and makes sure you'll receive even product application throughout your hair. This is a time to be generous with product to make sure all your strands receive even coverage. Once the product is applied, it's time to let it sit. Cover your curls with a warmed towel or a plastic shower cap. This is also a great time to utilize a steam hood for even heat coverage. It's important to allow deep conditioners to sit on your curls for a minimum of 30 minutes and upwards to an hour. If your strands are particularly dry or damaged, allow the product to remain overnight. When done, rinse out with warm water, and seal your strands with cold water. Apply your products, style, and enjoy! Repeat weekly or as needed.