My Top 5 Deep Conditioners
Since I've been on my natural hair journey I've come to the realisation how KEY deep conditioning is! I try to condition at LEAST once a week until this day because I can really recognise the difference between my curls that are treated right. It also helps if you have the right products and if you are using them correctly. If you are starting your transition and your hair is super dry I definitely recommend starting off two days a week and seeing how your hair responds.
There's different ways to deep condition, depending on timing and your level of laziness!
This ALWAYS leaves my hair so soft and bouncy it's just unfortunately not having a lot of time that I don't do it this way as often as I'd like. The easiest way for me is covering my hair with a plastic bag or shower cap and then using my Curlformers softhood.
Sometimes I deep condition by leaving oils in my hair for as long as I possibly can. Perfect before you go to hot yoga or a sauna session! I like to use a mixture of Jamaican Black Castor oil, Coconut oil, Peppermint oil, Olive oil and heat it for a few seconds in the microwave before I rub into my scalp. Leaving this overnight is amazingly beneficial too.
Just a quickie
Sometimes I need a deep condition but I don't have the hours or sometimes patience to leave it on for so long, in this case I'll do a quick max half hour deep condition. Still putting over a plastic bag or shower cap just helps to refresh my curls.
The lowdown: The perfect mix of coconut and shea, this conditioner is perfect for dry hair and is KEY is you have over processed or damaged hair.
The lowdown: My all-time fave! With Organic Shea Butter, Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Peppermint, this makes my curls pop so much, I wish this product was created when I first started transitioning. Reduces breakage and shedding too. Perfect for dry, damaged hair or if you've just used a lot of heat or coloured your hair.
Camille Rose Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment
The low down: Containing coconut water, aloe vera juice and tropical oils. This is slightly more pricey than the rest, I'd heard amazing things about this product so of course had to try and it doesn't disappoint. Smells AMAZING and makes my hair SO soft and moisturising it's incredible.
The low down: Manuka honey is known for it's internal and external healing properties, mafura oil is highly moisturising and an anti-inflammatory. This conditioner is thick and left curls soft and springy.
Devacurl Heaven in Hair
The low down: Smells great and provides amazing slip, I used to use this to detangle and it was just the perfect consistency. I'm a fan of Devacurl so if there other products work well for you I would definitely recommend to try the treatment masque.
An extra little tip:
Always used cold or cool water when you rinse. Remember warm water opens your hair shaft and cold water closes the cuticle so if you rinse with hot or warm water you may loose all the nutrients you've just put in also cold water helps to lessen frizz!