Dos and Don’ts of Deep Conditioning

Many of you have probably heard about the amazing benefits of deep conditioning. It helps prevent breakage and split ends, moisturizes and restores the natural shine of your hair. Regular deep conditioning will provide you with the softest, healthiest tresses as long as you know how to do it correctly.

Follow these guidelines to get the most from your deep conditioning treatment.


Do it regularly

Deep conditioners are not magic potions. They won’t give you the results you want in just one application. In order to get the most benefit from deep conditioning, it needs to be done regularly. Do it once or twice a week, depending on the health of your hair.

Condition the ends of your hair  

Like most people, the ends of your hair are probably dry and brittle. While our scalp produces natural oils to keep your scalp and hair moisturized, they don’t usually make it to the ends. Because of this, they end up dry, tangled and split.

When doing deep conditioning treatment, focus on the tips of your hair and then work your way up to the root. Keep away from your scalp as it may cause build up.


Use it extensively

Deep conditioners are especially formulated to provide intense moisture to your hair. They contain high concentration of surfactants. That means you’re not supposed to use them as a regular conditioner or leave-in conditioner.

Overdo it

It is recommended to leave the deep conditioning product to your hair for 20 -30 minutes. Some people, however, think that they’ll get better results if they leave it on for hours on end or even overnight. But the truth is, letting it sit for too long will make your hair weak, fragile and mushy.

Deep conditioners are supposed to work immediately. If you don’t see results after 30 minutes, then it might be best to ditch your current deep conditioner and find something that will work for you. Stop using deep conditioner that isn’t giving you results.