Friends I have this overwhelming feeling that this post is going to be long. Let’s just jump right into my deep condition routine. *These photos were taken before I got my haircut (and my lashes were done lol). Some of my products have also been updated to what I use currently.*
I didn’t feel the need to take pictures of the washing process but the first thing I do is shampoo and condition my hair. I shampoo wash my hair every other week. On the week that I don’t shampoo wash, I co-wash, which is conditioner wash only. After I put regular conditioner in my hair, I go in with a wide tooth comb and start to detangle my hair. The longer I wait in between washes, the more tangled my hair is.
Once my hair is detangled, I typically separate it into 4 sections and start to add my deep conditioner in. I really love the Hask Keratin Protein Deep Conditioner. Not only does it smell amazing but it really works great in my hair. I also just started using the NaturAll Club Fresh Avocado Deep Conditioner. This has been a total game changer for my hair as it’s made from avocados which are great for your hair. I go through my hair section by section, making sure every strand gets covered with the deep conditioner. Next I’ll go back in each section and use the “praying hands” technique. That’s when I start to see my curls’ definition.
Now that all of my hair is covered, I bring it all together up into a ponytail. The ponytail gets secured with a plastic clip and then it’s time to let the conditioner sit in my hair. For this step, you will want to get a plastic cap or be like me…I use the “free” option of a plastic bag. This is going to secure your body heat in the bag to help the deep conditioner work. You could also get one of these. This will attach to your blow dryer and can help with the warmth for deep conditioning.
Typically I like to deep condition my hair for as long as possible. Usually if I start this process in the afternoon, I let the deep conditioner stay in overnight. (In recent reports, I heard that you shouldn’t keep deep conditioner in overnight because you can “over condition” your hair). The next day, I rinse out most of the deep conditioner and then do my wash and go routine. If you would like me to share my wash and go routine with you, let me know below. I will start working on a blog post to share with y’all.
Thanks for reading!