4. Do not leave your deep conditioner* in your hair
This is debatable, however, I will say that deep conditioners are heavier in content than a regular conditioner even though you can use a regular conditioner to deep condition your hair.
If you leave the product in your hair you risk having a ton of build up on your hair which might leave your hair feeling heavy and weighed down.
If you use a lot of oils* this can make your hair feel greasy and almost unable to keep a style which defeats the point of refreshing your hair on wash day for a week of styling.
5. Focus the products on your ends
Coverage is the name of the game when it comes to deep conditioning* your hair so apply the product liberally all over your strands especially on your ends.
I have seen women use a brush similar to that of a relaxer brush to apply the product so that they can ensure that they capture every area of the strand.
What would be the point of doing a treatment and not ensuring that your entire head benefits from it?
6. #Allingredientsmatter but the first 5 are especially important
The first five ingredients of any product really tell you a lot about the composition of the product so we like to tell women to focus on the top five.
If your deep conditioner is moisture based it will list water as its first ingredient without fail, so that is definitely something to watch for.
If your deep conditioner is protein based you will see a protein high on the ingredient list and if protein is what you are looking for then this is the deep conditioner* for you.
7. Protein deep conditioners
I feel the need to isolate these conditioners to make the point that if your hair needs strength then seeing protein high on the ingredient list is a great thing.
If you DIY mostly then adding things like eggs, yogurt and avocados are great ways to get both protein and moisture in your hair.
If you are focused on moisture then foods like honey* and bananas make great additives to your mix as well. Before you go please read this post about getting the most out of your DIY deep conditioner recipes then click play below.
@luvcrystalrenee demonstrates a DIY deep conditioner as well as application:
How often do you deep condition?