6 signs your hair is in need of a deep conditioning treatment
Struggling with your hair but can’t figure out what the problem is? Maybe it isn’t holding a style the way it normally does, has lost its shine or feels drier than usual? Sounds like it’s time to incorporate a deep conditioning treatment into your hair care routine.
Your hair goes through a lot on a daily basis. In between washes there’s likely to be quite bit of heat styling (hairdryers, straighteners, curling irons…), a lot of product applied (hairspray, mousse, dry shampoo) and that’s before we even start thinking about the impact pollution and the environment can have on hair.
For most of us, a regular deep conditioner is essential, but the signs your hair really needs one now differ for everyone. These six key signs are pretty common across the board. Your hair will be restored to its former glory in no time at all…
It’s dull, even after styling
Shiny hair is healthy hair, so when yours is looking lackluster, you know it’s time for some TLC. Nexxus’s Vital 8-in-1 Multi Benefit System Deep Conditioning Masque is enriched with coconut oil alongside soy bean oil and keratin to replenish lost protein, which gets all hair types back to their healthy best and leaves you with a glossy, fresh-from-the-salon finish.
Hair feels dry, no matter what
Strands feeling parched? This occurs for a number of reasons, from over-styling to using products that aren’t quite right for your hair type. Luckily, reinjecting moisture via a deep conditioning treatment can fill in the ‘gaps’ along individual hairs with moisture to help it bounce back to its hydrated self. And a perfect candidate for the job is the Humectress Ultimate Moisture Intensely Hydrating Masque, which is designed to nourish and protect dry hair.
It’s much more prone to frizz
Unruly, frizzy hair and split ends are a clear sign your hair is crying out for a conditioning hair mask. Unwanted frizz can be caused by a number of things, from too much heat styling to excessive exposure to pollution and – surprisingly – dust, but often it’s down to dry hair sucking up moisture from the environment. Look for hydrating ingredients, such as keratin, in a hair mask to help smooth things out again.
You just dyed your hair
Coloring, highlighting and bleaching hair can zap it of moisture. So if you color your hair and aren’t already in the habit of using a deep conditioning treatment once a week or so, start now. Nexxus’s Color Assure Long Lasting Vibrancy Deep Moisture Masque will work wonders: packed with an exclusive PROTEINFUSION blend with elastin protein and quinoa, it’ll smooth hair and add shine while ensuring color isn’t compromised.
You spend a lot of time in the sun
Protecting both your hair and scalp from the sun is just as important as applying sunscreen to your face every day. So if you live in a warm climate or have just been on vacation, this is for you. Prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB rays can damage the hair’s cuticle, resulting in discoloration, brittle strands, split ends and even frizziness, so it’s vital to ensure you’re, first, protecting hair against the sun, and caring for it afterwards. Try a keratin mask, such as Nexxus’s Keraphix Damage Healing Treatment Masque, which helps repair roughness and brittleness for smooth, healthy-looking (and feeling) strands.
You swim regularly
The chlorine found in swimming pool water can be incredibly drying – especially if your hair is chemically treated, colored, thin or fine. Alongside ensuring it’s wet before you enter the pool (a clever trick that helps hair absorb less swimming pool water and therefore less chlorine and other chemicals) and rinsing it as soon as you get out – incorporating a treatment, such as Nexxus’s Humectress Ultimate Moisture Intensely Hydrating Masque, will infuse moisture into strands when they need it most. Richly concentrated, it penetrates deep within the hair to provide reflective shine without weighing it down.