Although deep conditioning isn’t a new term in the haircare world, it can be thought of as self-care treat that’s given to your hair every now and then. More often than not, deep conditioning is overlooked and excluded as part of the regular ‘everyday’ haircare routine.
To fully understand why it actually is so important, it’s good to know what deep conditioning is. To keep it short and sweet, deep conditioning is a step that’s generally done between washing and styling hair. Deep conditioning products (like hair masks and conditioning treatments) help to keep hair super nourished by containing ingredients that add and maintain moisture. They’re also used to prepare your hair for any intense styling sessions and help keep your hair’s condition a healthy one. Basically, it’s that cold glass of water that refreshes and keeps you going when you’re super thirsty – but for your hair.
If you’re still not convinced, here are 3 pretty solid reasons why you should deep condition your hair.
1. Added Moisture
No matter your hair type, moisture will always be something that your hair needs to be healthy and grow. When you deep condition your hair you give your hair the moisture it was missing. Maintaining a good level of moisture will prevent hair from looking and feeling dehydrated. When used on a regular basis, a good deep conditioner with lots of thirst-quenching ingredients can also help your hair hold moisture for longer. Locking in as much moisture as possible is specifically important for those who heat style their hair regularly or have low or higher porosity hair.
In terms of treatments to add moisture, deep conditioning is a win-win we’d say.
Looking for a deep conditioning product that’s also cruelty-free, sulphate-free and infused with natural ingredients? Try this Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Treatment Mask.
So now that your hair is moisturised…what else can deep conditioning do? When you deep condition your hair it also helps to improve the overall strength of your hair follicles. Deep conditioning helps to promote the elasticity of your hair, which in turn means that it can withstand being ‘pulled’ a little. Specifically when doing styles like braiding or blow-drying hair.
Deep conditioning also leaves hair feeling nourished, which is often needed after heat styling or using colour treatments on your hair. Using a deep conditioner at least once a week will strengthen hair to prevent heat or dye-damage.
Strengthen and restore your hair from the inside out with the Dove Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask. This will not only repair any damage caused by styling and chemical processing, it will also strengthen your hair against any future wear and tear.
Last but not least, that shine though! Deep conditioning helps to moisturise and strengthen hair which leads us to the smooth, shiny results.
Lots of styling, chemical treatments and natural conditions such as cold winter winds can all put a strain on your hair. This affects the look of your hair, often leaving it feeling ‘meh’. When you deep condition your hair the ingredients smooth and nourish the hair follicle shaft, allowing hair to feel smoother and get a beautiful shine.
Our favourite product to bring out the natural shine of your hair is the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Treatment Mask. It’s formulated with a unique blend of natural oils to smooth and nourish your hair deeply.