2. Do it regularly

Regular varies person-to-person. Some other hair care bloggers I follow only deep condition once a month, others every other week. I deep condition once a week, every time I wash my hair. And when I regularly deep condition my hair I notice a big difference in how soft and manageable it feels.

When I apply the deep conditioner I like to work in sections and start applying it to the oldest and driest part of my hair first which is my ends. I also make sure to avoid applying it to my scalp because so I don’t cause any irritation. If you’re still curious about how I deep condition my hair I’ve put together a video so you can see it step-by-step.

3. Use heat or steam

This is probably one of the few times that heat is good for your hair. When the deep conditioner is warmed up it penetrates the hair shaft better.

There are a few ways you can heat up your deep conditioner

Another way to help the deep conditioner penetrate your hair shaft is to steam your hair. Using steam helps the hair cuticle to lift which is what allows for the greater penetration of the deep conditioner. This is great for those with low porosity hair. To steam your hair you can either purchase a steamer or do a DIY with wet towels, shower caps, and a hooded dryer.

Tips for deep conditioning your hair | A Relaxed Gal

4. Cool and rinse

If you use heat or steamed your hair it’s a good idea to let it cool before you start rinsing it, I like to let my hair cool for at least 10 minutes.

After cooling I rinse my hair with cool water because it seals the cuticles. This gives my hair a smoother and shinier look.

Share in the comments how often you deep condition your hair and your fav deep conditioner.

This post was updated 11.2.2020
Original post 6.24.2014

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  1. "Do it regularly "is so important! But I usually get so lazy...