Women are already used to the regular conditioner, but not many of them know about the deep conditioner. After trying out a few deep conditioners, we found out that every woman must have the product, so we decided to introduce it to our readers.
How Does a Deep Conditioner Work?
As explained above, deep conditioners come in the form of a thick paste. They are much thicker than regular conditioners. They also have twice as many nutrients as regular conditioners, and that’s because they have more ingredients.
When you apply a deep conditioner to your hair and massage it to your scalp, it will penetrate the hair cuticles and add nutrients to your hair, roots, cuticles, and scalp. Due to how thick a deep conditioner is, it could make your hair heavier.
To get the best results from your deep conditioner, you need to apply it appropriately and in the right quantity. We understand that every deep conditioner comes with application instructions, but many of them have the same instructions.
You need to shampoo your hair first. After washing off the shampoo, you can dry your hair before applying it to your hair pinch-after-pinch. Make sure you work it into your scalp.
What’s a Deep Conditioner?
A deep conditioner is a hair product that is applied to the hair to fix certain hair problems. It usually comes in the form of a smooth paste. A deep conditioner is thicker, heavier, and more effective than a regular conditioner. Of course, it is more expensive than a regular conditioner. You shouldn’t be surprised about that. It does much more than a regular conditioner.
Regular conditioner stops at the roots of your hair, but a deep conditioner penetrates and goes deeper. It penetrates the hair cuticles. Going into the hair cuticles, it adds vitamins, proteins, moisture, and several nutrients to your scalp and hair. It has the following ingredients.
Baobab Oil – Baobab contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and several vitamins. This is why it aids rapid hair growth.
Argan Oil – Every deep conditioner also contains Argan oil, which also contains vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.
Coconut Oil – This oil is rich in amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. And it also has an amazing smell.
Macadamia oil – It protects your hair and works best in healing heat-related damage in your hair. All deep conditioners contain it in varying quantities.
Almond oil – This oil contains antioxidants, magnesium, proteins, and fatty acids. That’s why it moisturizes the hair and scalp so much. In fact, it is often recommended for women with dry scalp and hair. In addition, almond oil also has anti-inflammatory properties. So, it is used to treat dandruff and psoriasis.
Wheat proteins – These proteins help to strengthen the hair follicles.
Keravis – This is one of the least known kinds of nutrient, but it is highly beneficial, and deep conditioners contain it. You can use it to fix damaged or broken hair.
Bamboo or fern extract – Most deep conditioners have either of the two extracts. Only very deep conditioners have the extracts, and that’s because both of them have the same content. Both extracts are rich in silica and trace minerals. They aid blood circulation to and from your scalp.
However, if you can’t afford a deep conditioner, you can upgrade your regular conditioner to a deep conditioner by adding certain ingredients. We have talked about it in one of our previous articles. To find out how to convert a regular conditioner to a deep conditioner.
Do Deep Conditioners Actually Work?
Yes of course, deep conditioners work. In fact, they are much more effective than regular conditioners. We have tested several brands of deep conditioners on several volunteers, and we got the same great results.
However, we noticed that some brands of deep conditioners work better for certain types of hair. This is why we always advise women to try out several brands before sticking with the one that works best for them.
How Long Should You Deep Condition?
Many women use a deep conditioner as a curative measure. They only apply it when there’s a problem with their hair. Instead, we will advise you to apply it for prevention. When you apply a deep conditioner to your hair regularly, you won’t have issues with your hair or scalp. So, we feel you should apply a deep conditioner to your hair at least once a week. Of course, you can apply it more frequently.
According to the manufacturers, it takes less than 20 minutes for a deep conditioner to work on your hair and roots. However, you can leave it on your hair for as long as you want. In fact, it may be a good idea to leave it overnight. And you’ll wash or rinse it out in the morning.
Furthermore, every deep conditioner comes with a set of application instructions, and these instructions include how long you can leave it on your hair. So, take the time to read the instructions on your deep conditioner. And follow it strictly.
Does a Deep Conditioner Work on Dry Hair?
Yes, of course. We tested the haircare product on some women with dry hair, and it worked on all of them. All deep conditioners work on dry hair and dry scalp, but some of them work better than others on dry hair. So, if you have dry hair, you may need to look for a deep conditioner that is meant for dry hair. Also, it may be a good idea to try several deep conditioners before you choose the one that works best for you.
At this juncture, it is necessary to let you know that all deep conditioners work on all hair types as long as they are applied to the hair properly.
Can You Sleep with a Deep Conditioner on Your Hair?
Yes, you can sleep with a deep conditioner on your hair. Remember, we advised you earlier to apply the product to your hair at bedtime so that you can leave it on your hair overnight. In the morning, you can rinse it off. However, if you have to leave it on your hair overnight, you must cover it with a shower cap or a scarf.
Does Deep Conditioning Thicken Hair?
Yes, it makes the hair thicker temporarily and permanently. Since the product is like a paste, when you apply it to your hair, it will make your hair thicker and heavier until you wash it off. On the other hand, it makes the hair thicker, fuller, and more voluminous. If you apply a deep conditioner to your hair every week, in a month or two, the difference will be obvious.
To discern the difference, you may take snapshots of your hair from all views before you start applying a deep conditioner to it. After a couple of months, you can take another set of snapshots of your hair. You can now compare the pictures. You’ll see that the difference will be clear.
Is Deep Conditioning Permanent?
A deep conditioner cannot remain permanent on your hair. You need to wash it off. And if you decide not to wash it off, it will wear off gradually. However, its effect on your hair can last for a long time. In fact, if you apply it to your hair regularly, its impact can remain permanently on your hair. So, we can say that although a deep conditioner cannot remain on your hair permanently, its effects can be permanent.
To conclude, here are the main points of the article. A deep conditioner works by going into the scalp and hair cuticles to fix the problems and add nutrients to the hair and scalp. Secondly, every deep conditioner comes with a set of instructions.
You should follow the instructions religiously to get the desired results. If you don’t have a deep conditioner or you can’t afford it yet, you may convert your regular conditioner by adding some ingredients to it.
All deep conditioners work on all hair types, but some of them work better than others on certain types of hair. So, it might be a good idea to try several brands of deep conditioners before sticking with the one that works best for you.