Hair Care Law: You Must Deep Condition Natural Hair
One of the most important steps in maintaining healthy natural hair is to deep condition. There is no substitute. No, rinse out conditioners do not work as well as deep conditioners. You must deep condition your natural hair. I deep condition every other week a week post cleansing, but there is no magic number. Some naturals deep condition once a month, twice a month, or even twice a week. What matters is that you deep condition natural hair.
Natural hair is prone to dryness and breakage because the natural sebum from your scalp cannot travel down the length of hair to provide necessary nutrients to thrive. Deep conditioning natural hair helps to replenish those nutrients for the length of your hair. Dry hair leads to tangles, split ends, and knots. Deep conditioning acts as a preventative step and helps keep hair healthy and manageable.
Some naturalistas deep condition their hair before cleansing, some deep condition overnight, and some deep condition after cleansing. The truth is, deep conditioning post cleanse with heat is the best possible option for maintaining natural hair. No, you do not have to deep condition overnight. Just fifteen minutes with heat or 20 without will work wonders in maintaining healthy hair. To deep condition, simply apply a product whose instructions require leaving conditioner on for at least five minutes. Put on a plastic cap and either sit and wait for fifteen minutes with heat or 20 without.
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In the video below I take you through some deep conditioning do’s and don’ts and demonstrate how to deep condition natural hair. To deep condition, in the video I used the Obia Naturals Babassu Deep Conditioner.
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