What to expect when you start using a deep conditioner
Our hair goes through a lot on a daily basis. First, there are the things we actively do we need to consider, from washing and drying to curling, straightening and coloring, bleaching or highlighting hair. Then there’s the damage that comes from elements outside our control, such as sun exposure and environmental aggressors, such as dust and pollution.
It’s all of those things – plus more – that mean a deep conditioner should be a staple in your hair care routine. And even if you think your hair is in decent condition, using a deep conditioner is one of the best and most effective preventative measures you can take to ensure it stays looking salon fresh after every wash.
Why is using a deep conditioner good for hair?
Put simply, regularly using a hair mask – like Nexxus’s Humectress Ultimate Moisture Intensely Hydrating Masque, which is infused with a unique, hardworking blend with green caviar and elastin protein – improves hair elasticity by restoring lost moisture. And, as well as making locks look and feel healthier, deep conditioners also help to nourish hair, which then works to combat and prevent future hair breakage.
How often should I use a deep conditioner on my hair?
The answer to this question depends on your own individual hair type and needs – although most people will benefit from using a deep conditioner once a week or so. If your hair is finer, once every two weeks is plenty. If your hair is more coarse or dry, or if it's severely damaged or dehydrated, you may benefit from incorporating a hair mask or deep conditioner a couple of times a week to ensure you’re injecting as much moisture into the strands as you possibly can. That way, it’ll always look and feel glossy and healthy.
You don’t have to commit a lot of time to it, but a deep conditioner can have a major positive impact on your hair. Have we convinced you yet? Good! Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect to see when you start using one. And trust us when we say, this is a habit you definitely won’t regret getting into.
How a deep conditioner impacts different hair types
If your hair is colored, using a conditioning mask specifically formulated for colored hair is key. A product like Nexxus’s Color Assure Long Lasting Vibrancy Deep Moisture Masque will work wonders. Not only will it lock in moisture without weighing hair down, it’s also infused with an exclusive PROTEINFUSION blend with elastin protein and quinoa, making hair smooth and shiny while extending the lifespan of color for up to 40 washes.
If your hair is particularly dry, or somewhat neglected, a moisture-boosting mask will help offset some of the damage – especially if it's been caused by regular or excessive heat or sun exposure.
While moisture is key to healthy hair, something that’s lesser-spoken about is replacing lost protein. Protein is a building block of hair, and it helps keep hair strong and resilient, so using a deep conditioner that’s formulated with it will help make sure every day is a good hair day. The good news is, thanks to its commitment to protein science, every Nexxus deep conditioner effectively replaces lost moisture in the hair.