I love deep conditioning my hair. I know that my curls CRAVE moisture and I know that moisturized hair retains length. Like--what is there not to love about deep conditioning---except how long it can take. So here are 4 ways to make your deep conditioning session a little quicker and easier!
T E M P E R A T U R EHooded dryers, heating caps, and steamers are all fantastic heat sources to allow your fave deep conditioner to absorb into your strands but who really wants to sit under them? Next time that you deep condition, try warming your conditioner first then apply it to your hair. According to JC (healthy hair scientist) at Natural Haven, applying warm conditioner to your hair is just as effective as the other heat sources---but it's soo much easier!
D E E P C O N D I T I O N O V E R N I G H T
I get fried every single time that I say this, but it's my truth: I deep condition overnight. *gasps* I discovered this technique by accident---I fell asleep with conditioner in my hair---and I adore it. Over moisturizing is real; however I can honestly say that this technique has done wonders for my hair. It also saves me time and keeps my hair more moisturized longer (even without daily moisturizing/sealing.
L A Y E R W I T H O I LI first picked up on this brilliant deep conditioning technique via Carol's Daughter's Olive Oil Infusion. I layer an oil over my conditioner to seal in all that moisturizing goodness before I cover my head with a plastic cap. Every single time, my hair feels like silk afterwards.
How I Prevent Breakage in my Natural Hair
U S E P R O T E I N
Protein conditioners keep my curls balanced, soft but strong, and thwarts breakage on my ends. My I use this cult classic from Aubrey Organics as a pre-shampoo treatment on my ends about once a month to balance out my moisture usage. However, I'm considering using henna in the future. Strong hair plus subtle color? Seems like a win win to me!
What's your secret hack for making deep conditioning easier?