Deep Conditioning - The Forgotten Wash Day Essential

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Hands up if you deep conditioned your hair during your last washday. If your hand is down, this post is for you. It is even more relevant if you have low porosity hair. Deep conditioning, if it isn't, should be a key part of your hair care regimen and here's why.

Typically, deep conditioning provides better hydration than the regular conditioner. Now, we all know how much natural hair thrives on moisture. So, if you think about it, deep conditioning ought to be done regularly. Let's start from the top and try to break things down.

What is deep conditioning?

Deep conditioning has to do with applying a deep conditioning product or DIY combo to moisturize the hair using heat. The product is left in the hair for about 15-45 minutes (with heat) depending on the type of product used.

When do you deep condition?

If you're experiencing any of these, you definitely need to deep condition your hair

  • Dry and brittle hair
  • Dull-looking hair
  • Split ends
  • Low elasticity

Even if you're not experiencing any of these, incorporating deep conditioning in your hair regimen is a good idea.

What can you use to deep condition?

The Eya Naturals Deep Conditioning Treatment has all the essentials you need to properly moisturize and condition your hair for it to bounce back to life. If you're more of a DIY person, you might want to try a couple of mixtures with a bit of honey, avocado, banana, aloe vera, etc. Essentially, just keep experimenting and stick with what works for you. 

What are the benefits?

Ultimately, it helps in keeping the hair healthy. To be more specific, deep conditioning helps in 

  • Restoring moisture to the hair
  • Preventing hair breakage if done regularly together with other good hair practices
  • Improving hair elasticity
  • Repairing damaged hair depending on the extent of damage
  • Adds shine to hair

How often do you deep condition?

Deep conditioning once every two weeks is generally acceptable. However, this might be too much or too little for some types of hair depending on what the issue is. Start with once every 2 weeks and increase or reduce the frequency depending on how your hair responds to it.

Do not forget to always cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic to keep the heat locked in. It makes it easier for the hair shaft to absorb the products that way. You can deep condition your hair at home or pass by the Eya Salon to get it done.

Now that you know more about deep conditioning and its benefits, incorporate it into your hair care regimen. You won't regret it. For further hair consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Eya Naturals on +233 204 600 464 or +233 59 237 7008 @eyanaturals on Facebook and Instagram.


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