In case you didn’t know, now you know deep conditioning is very important to keeping your hair strengthened and moisturized. I prefer using a DIY deep conditioner because I believe my hair can use up a tub of the store-bought alternative at one application.
I will be sharing one of the DIY deep conditioners that I absolutely love in this post. In this experience, I deep conditioned my hair on Friday, and up to 5 days later, It was still soft and well moisturized with my coils so nicely defined.
If you are trying to figure out how often to deep condition your hair, you can start with once a week. Your hair may get dryer much before the end of a week then you might want to deep condition twice a week. If after a week it’s still soft and moisturized then you may want to do it less often.
Overdoing it can make the hair strands weak. As you already know, too much of everything is bad. Learn more about what can happen if you over-moisturize your hair in this blog post.
DIY deep conditioner ingredients
- Shea butter
- One or two eggs (For extra protein)
- Few drops of Castor oil (You can also mix other oils you have)
Making the deep conditioner
- Put a nice amount of shea butter in a bowl, I put as much as I think will be enough on my hair.
- Then break the eggs into the bowl, I used two in my trial because I need the extra protein. This depends on what you feel your hair needs per time.
- Put some drops of oil next. You don’t have to measure how much oil, just make sure it’s in moderation.
- Then I used a whisk to mix it all up, you can also use a fork for this. It may not be completely smooth just get it to a smoothness you are fine with.
- Keep it in a fridge to solidify for about an hour there about before using it on your hair.
- Spray your hair with water so it’s saturated. It does not have to be dripping wet, just enough for you to easily detangle.
- I parted my hair into six sections in this trial, it can be more if you have shorter hair or less if your hair is longer.
- Next, apply the deep conditioner section by section making sure to saturate the hair completely with it whilst paying more attention to my ends.
- Cover your hair will a nylon bag then with a towel or conditioning cap, there are a lot of other ways to get the heating factor.
- Leave your covered hair for about thirty minutes.
- Next, rinse out the deep conditioner. Make sure to get all the eggs out and reduce the smell of the Shea butter because it can be pretty strong.
- Then dry your hair with a cotton T-shirt, towels are a no-no when it comes to drying afro hair. The rough surface can catch on your hair and trigger breakage if rubbed against your hair.
- My coils were popping, it wasn’t matted and coil patternless ( yes I know that isn’t a word).
- My hair was a lot softer and east to manage, and not just on that day.
- The moisture-locking capability of my hair was upped, it wasn’t brittle and dry as it usually gets after a while.
- If you try this out also tell me what results you get in the comment section.
- You can use any oil you have, Castor, coconut, argan, you can also use more than one oil.
- You can soak a towel with water, wring it then put in a microwave so that it’s hot. Then wrap the hot towel on the nylon bag covering so the heat can help the deep conditioner get into the hair shaft more. This is unnecessary and there are other alternatives to this.
- Finger detangle before and after applying the deep conditioner
- To keep the sections in place twist or braid the sections, if your hair is long enough to put it in Bantu knots, you can do this instead.
- After rinsing out don’t forget to use your leave-in conditioner and oil moisturizer or cream on your hair, You can use the LOC or LOC method whichever you like.
- If you will like another DIY deep conditioner, watch my YouTube video where I use avocado and bananas.
There you have it guys! Try this DIY deep conditioner and tell me what your results were in the comments.
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