what do deep conditioners do

Here’s how to use deep conditioners

Include this in your hair care routine at least once a week!

Has your hair become severely damaged from either too much heating from blow dryers and straightening/curling irons or chemicals from bleaching agents and color dyes? Don’t lose hope because it is still possible to nurse your hair back to life with deep conditioners.

But you might be wondering: what are deep conditioners, what are the benefits of these products, and how do you use them? Don’t fret because we’re breaking it down for you!

It’s time to treat your hair with deep conditioners

treat your hair with deep conditioners
Revive your dull, dry hair with deep conditioners. Credit: iStock

What exactly are deep conditioners?

These are creams or oils made especially to revive your dull and dry hair. They come in different containers. Some may look like your regular conditioner while others are in cosmetic jars. They maybe a little more pricey depending on the brand and the ingredients used but most women who have tried using these products admit that it is worth every penny. Just think of it as an investment for your hair.

We recommend: Cream Silk Dry Rescue Daily Treatment Conditioner. This product combines the power of Vitamin Treatment and the speed of Conditioner. It has up to 40% more nourishing ingredients so that your hair gets more intense nourishment every day.

What are the benefits?

benefits of deep conditioners
Deep conditioners penetrate all parts of the hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Deep treating conditioners help to revitalize dry, damaged, and stressed hair. It calms the frizz and helps repair weak and brittle hair. It’s thicker than your regular hair conditioner so it penetrates all parts of the hair. It helps to nourish your hair follicles and repair the hair shaft. It can also help repair your stubborn split ends to avoid tangles.

Editor’s tip: For super damaged hair, a good product is Dove Intense Repair Daily Treatment Conditioner. It helps repair surface damage, making your hair look and feel smoother and stronger against breakage, and penetrates the strands for progressive nourishment deep inside with regular use, making your hair healthier, wash after wash.

How to properly use them?

First, cleanse your hair with shampoo like you normally would do. You can skip using your regular conditioner during your deep treating conditioner days. Put an ample amount on the palm of your hands then first focus on applying on the mid-shaft and tips of your hair. You can then put whatever is left of the product along the top of your head. Cover it with a shower cap and hot towel and leave it on for 10 minutes. Women who have thicker hair may leave it on for 30 minutes max. Finally, rinse your hair with hot water but gradually make it cold so your hair follicles can seal in all the nourishment.

Editor’s tip: We love how Dove Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner makes hair look and feel totally nourished. Formulated with Nutri-Oils, it has the nourishing power to help transform even extra dry, rough and frizzy hair.

At the end of the day, it’s all about choosing the right product for your hair type. For those with fine hair, pick a conditioner that’s light because using hair products meant for thick hair will just wear your hair down. If you have curly hair, use a product that will help tame frizz. When you match your hair type with the right product, your damaged and dry hair will soon feel softer, smoother, and free from frizz.