What Happened When I Deep Conditioned My Hair Overnight | 10 Weeks Post Relaxer

During my wash day at 10 weeks post, I discovered something that several other relaxed and natural ladies already know. Overnight deep conditioning is awesome!!! Yep, this wash day at 10 weeks post I did an overnight deep condition on my relaxed hair.

I had tried deep conditioning overnight once in the past and it didn't go well. I think that was because I wore a plastic cap which caused my scalp to tingle so badly that I ended up washing my hair in the middle of the night. After that, I vowed I wouldn't do an overnight deep condition ever again.

Well, that vow didn't last, because I did try it again.

Deep conditioning relaxed hair overnight | A Relaxed Gal

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For this overnight deep conditioning I used Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner. I applied it to my relaxed hair about an hour before I went to bed and like the week prior it sunk into my hair so there was no need to use a plastic cap. I just put on my sleeping cap and went to bed.

I didn't rinse the deep conditioner out until about 24 hours later and I didn't have any scalp tingling. I think was due to not wearing the plastic cap. By not wearing the plastic cap, my scalp could breathe overnight.

Since I used shampoo during my last wash day I co-washed this week. The co-wash I used was Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash. Afterward, I did a green tea/apple cider vinegar rinse.

To finish off I wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for about an hour to get out the excise water. Then I applied Nothing But Melted Shea Butter for my leave-in. Next, I tension dried with my blow dryer on cool and sealed with coconut oil.

See the results of an overnight deep conditioning during my wash day at 10 weeks post relaxer touch up. | arelaxedgal.com

The result was smooth, moisturized hair. I plan to do some overnight deep conditioning again. Not sure if it will be every wash day though. I'll most likely do it when I feel the extra moisture is needed.

What's the longest you've deep conditioned?


  1. Yay! I'm so glad that you gave overnight deep conditioning another try. I agree that it's easier to do on dry hair than wet. How do you usually style your hair during the week?

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Thanks for visiting KLP. This week I was sporting updos - buns and tucked under ponytails.

  2. I definitely have to give overnight deep conditioning a try. I did it years ago on wet hair and it was a disaster. I also wanted to tell you that I used your method of ACV/green tea rinsing and my hair has never felt better. Glad your wash day was a good one.

    1. I personally think that overnight deep conditioning on dry hair is the way to go. I can't imagine doing it on wet hair. I'm so glad the acv and green tea rinse worked for you! Thanks for visiting.

  3. I'm scared of Moisture overload so that's why i haven't tried it yet. Your hair looks great

  4. WHOOO HOOOOOOO look at that thick hair girl!!!! I've fallen in love with overnight DC'ing simply out of laziness....I run out of steam during wash day sometimes, lol!