Taking time for a deep conditioning treatment every two weeks will do wonders for your curly hair. The goal is to provide moisture, vital proteins, and to strengthen the hair follicles. There are several ways to deep condition as well as several reasons!
Depending on where you live, the seasons will create different effects for your hair. If you are in a humid and hot place during the summer months, your hair may be moist with springy curls. However, the damaging effects of the sun and salt water can dry out your tresses. Winter brings many opportunities for drying out your hair with heaters, a cozy fire, and the wind.
Should you apply food products or conventional hair care products?
As mentioned in a previous post, applying food to your hair can lead to an oily residue and is not recommended. I’ve heard of several celebrities swearing by their mayonnaise-method of deep conditioning. Watch this video to see a negative experience.
Bananas, avocado, honey, and olive oil have also been tried as hair masks. Expect varying results with all of these methods. Hair dressers swear they do more harm than good in the long run. If you are curious, try them all, just not before a big event!
Coconut oil is well known for its benefits on the skin, the ends of hair, and the scalp. Personally, I think coconut oil is gold and can be applied anywhere with no ill effects.
Deep conditioning haircare products are designed for different hair types. Curly hair comes in a myriad of textures and thickness. Choosing a product that is designed for your hair type will give you the most amount of benefits.
This extra moisturizing product will renew and add bounce to dull and lifeless hair. It will strengthen hair follicles and add protein to your hair. Curls will pop after your treatment.
Shampoo hair as usual. With hair still wet, apply the mask to your hair and then wear the shower cap (provided) for 10-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and carry on with your normal routine. Apply this mask once a week or every two weeks, depending on the weather and condition of your hair.
Happy curls and Happy New Year!