The month of March KLP and Jen brought us great themes for the wash day experience. This week’s theme is deep conditioner hacks, and I had to think about it for a while before I was able to bring to the forefront these hacks. One would think that these would be at the forefront of my consciousness because I used one or the other on a weekly basis. It is hard to believe that before I begun my hair journey that my idea of conditioning my hair was to apply a rinse out conditioner in the shower and call it a day. My, my how time has change......
Anyway; since the beginning of my healthy hair journey I have use three different ways to deep condition my hair.
Warming the conditioner before applying to my hair - This conditioning hack is great for the days when I don’t have the time for a conditioning cap or to set under a hair dryer. I just warm it above room temperature applied it to my hair put on a plastic cap and let me body heat do the rest. This is especially handy in the colder months when the conditioner is colder and needs extra time to warm up. I find this an efficient way for my hair to get the most out of a deep conditioner.
Adding oils to boost the conditioner – This is my favorite way to condition my hair because I get to add the oils that will give my hair exactly what it needs. My favorite oil combination is coconut oil, avocado oil and grapeseed oil. Adding oils can make a great conditioner greater and a so-so one better, because the oils boost the effects of the conditioner for me. I have at times applied the conditioner and then layered on the oil or an oil mix.
Following up with a rinse out conditioner -After a deep conditioning session with a protein heavy conditioner I normally follow up with a rinse out conditioner. The reason being is I want to make sure that the hair has the right moisture balance after the treatment. In the past I did not do a protein treatment regularly however, with me transitioning to natural it has become necessary. My favorite rinse out conditioners are Shea moisture 10 n 1 conditioner and L’Oréal total repair 5 damage erasing balm.
I am very pleased with these method and is quite stoked that I have such great techniques in my arsenal.
What are techniques you use for deep conditioning your hair? The ladies for the #washdayexperience have great tools and tips so come join us to had to you arsenal and to share your tips, tricks and hacks.