The concept of deep conditioning our hair is not new, and whether you are a natural hair veteran, transitioning back to natural or even have relaxed hair, you have no doubt deep conditioned at some point in your life. Regardless of the situation with your hair, deep conditioning is a necessary step in your regime.
How Often to Deep Condition?
This question is as deep (no pun intended) as it gets in the afro haired community. The honest answer is it is up to you … there is no one size fits all here. In my eyes, no wash day is complete without a deep condition. So apply it each and every time you wash your hair, leave it on the hair for at least the minimum recommended time to allow it to penetrate your strands to repair damaged follicles.
Here are a few more reasons you need to deep condition:
Moisture is key to healthy hair. If your hair is dry and brittle, expect to have lots of breakage and shedding, resulting in less length retention. Deep conditioning regularly will help.
As well as helping to reduce breakage and shedding, deep conditioning will also help to prevent split ends and generally improve your hairs health. Even if you hair is healthy, incorporating a deep conditioner will help you to keep your hair healthy.
Deep conditioning will allow the hair shaft to lay flat, stopping moisture from escaping from your strands. This will result in healthier, shinier hair.
Deep Conditioning frequently will allow to improve the elasticity of your hair, which will help to prevent breakage and strengthen your hair
Breakage is a bad word!! Dry and brittle hair will snap and break with tension. Deep conditioning on a regular basis will nourish, strengthen and moisturise your hair.
So there you have it, 5 reasons you should be deep conditioning!! It is an extra step in your routine, but the benefits are definitely worth your time.