One thing I learned as a fellow gal sporting my natural curly hair to keep my curls hydrated and moisturized aside from clipped ends. The key to moisturized curls is to deep condition. Deep conditioning allows your hair to soak up nutrients that aids in maintaining moisture. I get several questions on how I keep my hair hydrated and if I have any techniques that work. This isn’t a step that you should be skipping in your hair care regimen either. So what are the benefits of this process, you ask?
- Less Breakage
- Soft, hydrated and healthy curls
- Responds well to hair stylers
- Less shedding (as long as your ends are healthy too)
I can promise you, that your favorite natural hair guru DOES NOT skip this step and their hair flourishes. Deep conditioning works best when heat is involved. You can use a sit under dryer with your hair under a plastic cap (poke a couple holes in it) or under a hair steamer. The heat will open your hair cuticles and allowing whatever deep conditioning product you’re using to seep into your hair feeding it all the nutrients.
When shopping for deep conditioners, look for products that will help with adding moisture, control frizz, enhance curls and increase shine, as well as nourish and strengthen. Products such as shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, raw honey, aloe vera, and argan oil. There are plenty more, but these products are loved by my hair.
Here are a few of my all time favorite deep conditioners. You’ve seen my rave about the SheaMositure Jamaican Black Castor Oil line plenty times on my blog. I’ve never found an entire line of products that I can use and my hair responds well to all the products aside from this line and the Crème of Nature Argan Oil Line. These are staples and I they’re always in my collection.
What’s your favorite deep conditioners?