2. Know what you want from your treatment
Every time you deep condition you should get to know what great results feel like. Does your hair feel soft? Is it easier to comb? Does it feel stronger? The answers to these questions should all be positive when you’ve had a great session.
A positive answer also depends on the complexity of the product you have used, whether you make it yourself or buy it from the store. Complexity does not necessarily mean a ton of ingredients it just means quality ingredients.
For example, in order to effectively seal the hair you want to make sure the product has some of these ingredients: Olive oil*, coconut oil*, dimethecone, Shea butter*, soybean oil or any other oils. Don’t shoot…. but even mineral oil* and petrolatum help in this regard, it’s just a fact that they seal the hair and help your results to last until the next time you condition again.
3. Do it right
Deep conditioning* can be done in one of two ways, apply the product and leave it on for the amount of time recommended on the packaging or use heat or steam for an extended period of time. The second option is the better option for those with kinky curly hair types. Deep conditioning is not the same as regular conditioning so be prepared to invest a little more time and effort into the process. A great way to get it done on your wash day is to apply the product, cover up with a shower cap*, pop on a pretty head wrap and run errands until you are ready to rinse it off when the time is up.
So are your ready to decide if deep conditioning* is for you? Challenge yourself by committing to it weekly for 3 months straight and see if it actually makes a difference to the length and health of your hair.