}); relaxed and healthy: The Three Ways I Deep Condition

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Three Ways I Deep Condition

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’OrĂ©al 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.

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  1. I love adding oil and honey to my DC's it boosts the DC sessions.

    1. I never thought about adding honey, I will certainly give it a try.

  2. I love to add honey to my deep conditioner during the winter. It helps with the softness.

  3. I love the idea of using a little more conditioner to rinse out your deep treatment. I think that I read about that technique on Ouidad's website but I haven't done it yet!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

    1. I does work wonders; I will take a look at Ouidad's site and see which conditioner thry suggest.


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