Just as important as washing your natural hair, you also need to deep condition your natural hair! It’s a needed step to maintain healthy, moisturized hair or to nurse any damaged hair back to health. Every deep conditioner comes with a specific goal for your hair. Some are for strengthening or helping to define your curl patterns. Others are specifically for repairing or hydrating, but they all do the main goal of promoting good hair. Deep conditioning has so many benefits, especially when you do it right. So, let’s take a deep dive into the world of deep conditioning and all it has to offer!
Why Deep Conditioning
I know, deep conditioning just seems like it takes too much time. I mean, who wants to wash and condition, moisturize and detangle, AND deep condition too‽ It is just too much work! We are girls on the go! Making things happen and getting things done. We simply just don’t have the time to deep condition our hair yet alone do it twice a month. It’s not enough hours in the day to deep condition, let alone deep conditioning regularly. But...we NEED to do it. Deep conditioning is the best way to maintain healthy and nourished natural hair. Plus, it will make detangling easier by giving your hair some extra slip and we always love less work (and breakage) when it comes to detangling! Using a deep conditioner to give your hair that extra slip and softness goes a long way when it comes to the detangling process. So, we shouldn’t put it off.
Whenever you deep condition your hair, it will help make your natural hair softer and stronger. It can also improve the elasticity in your hair and give you a little more bounce and volume. This all equals my favorite thing: less breakage! Before I started deep conditioning my hair, I found it impossible to maintain or keep it all natural. That creamy crack was the way to go for me. I was also at the hair salon because it was too tiring to brush out all those tangles myself. Now I have no need for that. My hair has completely repaired itself. Regularly deep conditioning my hair changed my hair loss to barely any, when I detangle it. That leaves a full head of natural hair that is happy and constantly growing. Plus, your hair will look nice and juicy even when it’s dry and who doesn’t want that?
One huge reason why you need to deep condition your natural hair is simply to keep it hydrated. I’m sure you’ve heard us say it over and over again, but we really want that healthy and hydrated hair. Dry and damaged hair not only leads to more hair breakage, but it also makes it harder for you to achieve some of your favorite hairstyles you see everyday. So, we have to find the time to deep condition at least twice a month.
Whenever you deep condition your natural hair, it gives your hair the extra nutrients it needs to stay healthy longer. There are many different types of deep conditioners that can help with a variety of different issues that you may encounter with your natural hair type. It can kind of be overwhelming to decide which deep conditioning treatment and ingredients to look for when it comes time to deep condition. Here at NaturAll, we have five different types of deep conditioners! They all have specially curated, all-natural ingredients to assist with anything you may want for your hair.
Damaged hair? Try our Repairing Ice Cream™ Treatment Deep Conditioner.
Dry hair? Opt for our Hydrating Ice Cream™ Treatment Deep Conditioner.
Brittle hair? Check out our Strengthening Ice Cream™ Treatment Deep Conditioner.
Transitioning hair? Find our Curl-Defining Ice Cream™ Treatment Deep Conditioner.
Healthy hair? Look for our Original Dry Solution Ice Cream™ Treatment Deep Conditioner.
With any of our all-natural deep conditioning treatments, you’ll be on your way to healthy and hydrating hair in no time!
How often you need to be deep conditioning your natural hair really depends on two things: 1) How healthy your hair already is and 2) What you want for your natural hair in the future. At the bare minimum, we recommend deep conditioning every two weeks. If you have any kind of damaged, dry, brittle hair or if you are transitioning then aim for deep conditioning once to twice a week. Yes really, once to twice a week! The deep conditioner should be left in your hair for at least 20-40 minutes. It is a crucial part of achieving your ideal healthy natural hair you’ve always dreamed of.
When deciding how often to deep condition your natural hair, just be sure it is at a time that you can regularly do. However often you find it best to try to be sure you can do it on the same day every month. Like many things in life, your hair does better when it is on a schedule and doesn’t have to worry about when it’s going to get the next set of nutrients your natural hair so desperately needs.
Hacks of Deep Conditioning
To get the best results in the least amount of time, you’re going to need to know all the deep conditioning hair hacks you can find. The most important one is to use heat and steam to help your hair and scalp absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from the deep conditioner. This means to remember to take the Ice Cream Treatment Deep Conditioner out the freezer ahead of time, so it has enough time to thaw out and put in your hair. Yes, here at NaturAll Club, our ingredients used to make all of our deep conditioners are so natural that they have to be kept frozen. So, make a note or set a reminder to remember to take it out the freezer!
Once you apply the deep conditioner, find a (clean) shower cap and relax. All of the heat that your head naturally makes to regulate your temperature will stay concentrated in the shower cap and make the necessary steam needed for the best absorption of the deep conditioner. If you have a steamer or a heat cap, you can use those as well to help with absorption.
Another hack you should be aware of is applying your deep conditioner to the ends of your hair first then moving up to your roots. I know, I was guilty of just plopping all the product on my scalp and mixing it all around, but deep conditioners (along with many other hair care products) are meant to be applied to the ends of your hair first. Why? It gives the ends of your hair extra time to absorb and repair. The ends of our hair are the most exposed. That’s why we get our protective hairstyles, so it is important to allow the hair shafts to get the most time with these repairing products. The healthier your hair is, the happier you will be. There is nothing like great hair to boost your confidence to tackle the day.
Another hack to try is sectioning your hair to apply the deep conditioner more evenly throughout your hair. This will help make sure all parts of your hair is covered and getting those nutrients. This will also help you to not over apply products in your hair and save some extra money. Sectioning your hair can also help with any trouble areas you may have. If you know that certain parts of your hair are more damaged than the others (maybe because of hair dying or bleaching), you want to make sure you pay extra attention to those areas. Don’t be afraid to be more generous with your deep conditioner in any problem spots. After all, deep conditioning is all about getting healthy hair! So, if one part needs just a little more love than the others, don’t skip out on it.
What to Do While Waiting
So, you’re in your shower cap, waiting for the deep conditioner treatment to set in your hair and scalp to soak up all the good stuff you’re treating it to, now what? Well, there’s actually tons of productive and non-productive things you can do while waiting for your deep conditioner to set in. Remember, you want to leave the deep conditioning treatment in for 20-340 minutes. That means you have to find something to do for those 20-40 minutes.
If you want to be productive and get things done while treating your hair, find tasks around the house that take about 30 minutes to do. If you can find a task that fits in that time frame, then you don’t need to set that annoying alarm to remember to wash the deep conditioner out. Try folding your laundry or cleaning your room if you have just been letting things pile up. If you have kids, go for fixing their lunch or running their bath. Do you have a dog? How about giving your fur child a nice warm bath? This way your dog can smell fresh and clean and you can protect your hair from the inevitable shake dry all of our fur babies do. Are you all work and no play? How about reading all those emails you let pile up and cleaning up your inbox? I think we can all agree that an overfilled email is too annoying to live with and too annoying to clean out, but this presents the perfect opportunity to sit down and go through them all until your inbox looks reasonable.
On the opposite side, if you just want to relax while the deep conditioner sets in, then try to find a 30-minute show. See what’s on Netflix or Prime (or every other streaming service out there) and put on your favorite 30-minute show or find a new one to watch. (My go-to is New Girl on Netflix.) Or try reading a chapter out of a book that you keep putting off reading because it’s just not enough time in the day. Has it just been a long and exhausting day for you? Maybe take a replenishing 30-minute nap so you can do more work later. If this is your day off or spa day then treat yourself to a nice bubble bath and a facemask because let’s be honest, you deserve it! Working that nine-to-five and doing everything in between to achieve your #girlboss status, you need at least one spa day to give yourself a total reset and take on more the next day.
The End Goal
We are all striving for the perfect natural hair with just the right amount of juiciness to turn heads. Isn’t that why we search and try every product imaginable? While every step in your hair care routine is important for different reasons, deep conditioning is extremely high up on the list. It is truly the key to happier and healthier hair. It is what keeps your hair to retain moisture and stand strong even without protective hairstyles. All of the delicious line of Ice Cream™ Treatment Deep Conditioner Bundle will give you that dream hair you always wanted.
Besides moisturizing and hydrating your hair, the whole point of deep conditioning is to promote good hair and growth. Of course, deep conditioning does come with many other amazing benefits. Our specially made Ice Cream Treatment Deep Conditioners are purposely made with your natural hair in mind! It’s all of the good, healthy, and eatable stuff (but don’t actually eat the deep conditioner) that you know and love. They are all made with easily recognizable ingredients and no added unnecessary products that can contribute to buildups or unhealthy hair. This means after a treatment you will get beautifully soft hair ready to be styled or ready for your night out on the town. Every single one of our Ice Cream Treatment products are made to give you the best hair of your life with soft, easy to detangle, and moisturized hair even after drying!
Try out any product from our Ice Cream™ Treatment Deep Conditioner Bundle and see what it can do for you! Don’t be afraid to share your results of that amazingly moisturized hair now that you found your deep conditioning schedule. As always, we can’t wait to give you more tips on all of the hair questions you need answers for. If you have any questions specific in mind, ask it below in the comments and we’ll give you a blog all about it!