Choose a product. Find a deep conditioning treatment that’s right for your hair type. There are many products on the market, and while they’re all made to restore moisture, you should find one that’s tailored for your specific needs.
- If you have kinky, textured, look for products made specifically for kinky hair.
- If you have fine hair, look for products that are described as “light” or “weightless.” Products made with heavier oils will make your look weighed down.
- If you have curls, look for products designed to keep your frizz at bay.Wash your hair. Use a gentle shampoo. Avoid shampoos made with sulfates, which are abrasive cleaning agents that cleanse of its natural oils and lead to dryness and breakage.
Apply the deep conditioning product. Squeeze a dollop about the size of a quarter into your hands and rub your hands together. Then apply the product, beginning about halfway down the shaft and moving towards the tips. Then spread the any product that remains on your hands from the roots to the tips. Pay special attention to the tips, which tend to get drier than the rest of your hair. If necessary, use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the product.
Let the product set in. Deep conditioning treatments require at least 10 minutes get to the core of each strand. Check the instructions on the product you are using, as some may suggest being left on longer, but most should work in 30 minutes or less. You may want to keep the conditioner in place by covering your head with a plastic shower cap, but this is optional.
Apply heat. Some products suggest using hair dryer to heat up the product, which allows it to get absorbed into your hair more easily. Use a blow dryer on a low setting to direct hot air at your head and thoroughly heat up the product.
Rinse out the product. Remove the shower cap and rinse it with cool water, which will tighten the hair shaft and make it look shiny. After rinsing, towel dry gently, then let it air dry and then style as usual. Your hair should be bouncy, glossy and well-conditioned.
- Wait a few days before shampooing , so that you don’t negate the effects of the conditioning treatment by washing it out.