Deep conditioning should be a vital and regular part of your natural hair care regimen. I deep condition on a weekly basis because of the benefits it provides. Many people feel that leaving their rinse out conditioners or leave in conditioners on for a while is enough or serves as a deep conditioner but that is just not that the case. Deep conditioners are thicker in consistency, and consist of ingredients that can penetrate the shaft of the hair at a deeper level. To find out more information about what makes a deep conditioner different from a rinse out conditioner click here.
Now adding a deep conditioner is the first step, but you need to add a deep conditioner that fits the needs of your hair. Here are three deep conditioners that you should consider adding to your regimen and when/why you should use them.
1. Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Growth & Restore Treatment Masque: The JBCO line of Shea Moisture has the normal “good stuff” that Shea Moisture usually consists of like coconut oil, shea butter…etc. But this time they’ve added two things that make a major difference in when you should use this deep conditioner. The presence of Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein and Castor Seed Oil add a protein strength that you need to use on your hair once every 4-6 weeks if you have fairly healthy hair. If you have heat damage or damaged hair due to dyeing it then you will want to use this deep conditioner more frequently. I’d recommend to adding it to your deep conditioning process on a weekly basis.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Vinegar, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract *Certified Organic Ingredient.
2. Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner: I’ve been a very big supporter of Mielle Organics for a while now and the babassu oil deep conditioner is one of the reasons why. This deep conditioner is used for balancing protein and moisture in your hair. The balance of protein and moisture can be difficult in your natural hair care regimen, so this deep conditioner should be used if you are lacking protein and suffering from hygral fatigue. This means your hair has way too much moisture and feels limp/mushy. Using this deep conditioner once every other week can help alleviate that imbalance. You can also get a discount on this product by using code: TRESSES at checkout!
Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, acetyl esters, Orbygnia speciosa (babassu) nut oil, biosaccharide gum-1, Euterpe(acai)pulp oil, sodium PCA, sodium lactate, arginine, aspartic acid, PCA, glycine, alanine, serene, valine, proline, threonine, isoleucine, histidine, phenylalanine, Orbignya speciosa kernel oil, Astrocaryum murumuru butter, Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, dehydroacetic acid, Lavandula agustifolia (lavender) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower/leaf oil Salvia officials (sage) leaf oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil, Citrus paradise(Pink Grapefruit) peel oil, Litsea cubeba (litsea cubeba) fruit oil, Mentha (spearmint) leaf oil, Benzyl alcohol.
3. TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask: TGIN Honey Miracle Mask is one of my absolute favorite deep conditioners because it is oh so moisturizing. This deep conditioner is great for naturals with protein sensitivity, or those suffering from dry/damaged hair. This deep conditioner has honey, olive oil, jojoba oil, aloe juice and other great ingredients that make my hair look and feel amazing. If you are in the market for a moisturizing deep conditioner this is your go to. I recommend using the deep conditioner on a weekly basis and adding heat (steamer or hooded dryer) to open up the hair cuticle.
INGREDIENTS: WATER, RAW HONEY, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, FRAGRANCE , BIS-AMINOPROPYL DIMETHICONE , BENZYL ALCOHOL , EDTA, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE , DIMETHICONE , METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE , METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
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Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.