Apr 08 2018 0 Comments
Whether you’re new on your hair journey or you’re a seasoned pro it’s never a bad thing to brush up on some vital hair knowledge. Today i’ll be going through all the fundamentals you’ll need to know about deep conditioning as well as the DIY deep conditioner I use to strengthen my hair. I’ve also created a quick video to show you just how to make it.
What is Deep conditioner?
Deep conditioning is a hair care practice used to maintain, restore and/or strengthen the scalp and strands of your hair so they can better combat daily external stresses that cause damage. Deep conditioning grants temporary restoration to the hair shaft. The small particles in a deep conditioner fill in the damaged gaps on a strand of hair, briefly restoring it.
How often should I deep condition?
There is no correct answer for this. It completely depends on what YOUR hair needs but I would say it’s best to deep condition once a week minimum. If your hair is dyed or you use heat, you may benefit from deep conditioning twice a week.
Where do I find a good deep conditioner?
Although I do have some brands that I love, nothing beats mother nature and being able to create a deep conditioner that meets your exact hair needs. Below i’ve put together a quick video of how to make an Avocado Strengthening Deep Conditioner and outlined the benefits it has on your hair.
- High in vitamin B & E which help to protect and strengthen at a cellular level
- Vitamin B is essential from maintaining healthy hair and providing nutrients your hair needs
- Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp which may slow and prevent hair growth
- Honey is a emollient which means it helps soften the hair by locking moisture in. This prevents dryness and breakage
- The antibacterial properties in honey prevent scalp infection and sooth issues such as dandruff and eczema
- Stimulates hair growth
- Reduces dandruff caused by flaky skin by moisturising the scalp
- Rich in vitamin A, E and antioxidants which help protect keratin in the hair and seals in moisture.
- Prevents split ends
- Helps reduce frizz
Coconut oil, milk and pulp
- Fatty acids in oil work with your hairs natural proteins to protect the hair from breaking
- The oil particles are small enough to penetrate the hair shaft and moisturise the hair (Not many other oils can do this)
- When massaged into the scalp it aids blood circulation which helps oxygen and vital vitamins get to your hair shaft.
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