Whether it’s the sun rays that are drying out your locks or heated styling tools, hair damage is almost impossible to avoid! But there are ways to restore frazzled, fried ends, and deep conditioning is one of them. If you’re not sure what this is, take a peep at our What is Deep Conditioning article to find out more. Once you are all filled in and ready to learn more, here’s how to deep condition your hair and bring it back from the brink.
How to deep condition hair at home: What do you need?
Before we kick start the routine, let’s take a step back and figure out what you need. Of course, you’ll have to start with a deep conditioning mask. If you want an all-round showstopper that’s designed to boost your hair, try Nexxus Humectress Moisture Mask. Created with a Protein Complex, it’s an intense pick-me-up if your hair isn’t looking (or feeling!) it’s best and could do with a little TLC.
Alongside a deep moisture hair mask, you’ll need a brush or a comb. If you want to leave your hair mask on for longer, you’ll also need a shower cap, but this is completely optional when learning how to do deep conditioning.
How to deep condition your hair like a professional
You can’t go too wrong with a deep conditioner. If you leave your deep conditioner in too long, you don’t have to worry about your hair falling out - thank goodness! If you don’t leave your deep conditioner in for long enough, it just won’t do as good of a job as it’s meant to. So, when learning how to use deep conditioner, the focus is on how to get the best results. Follow these step-by-step instructions for how to deep condition hair:
- Wash your hair with a quality shampoo before applying your mask.
- Apply your regular conditioner before your deep conditioner if your hair is very damaged.
- Rinse out the products thoroughly and gently pat your hair so it’s not dripping.
- Comb your hair so it’s free of any tangles.
- Apply your deep conditioning mask, starting at the ends and working up your hair.
- Brush the mask through your hair for even coverage.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave on for the desired length of time.
- Rinse out thoroughly.
There’s no set answer for how long you should deep condition your hair. Some products may direct you, but most deep conditioners can be left on for as long as you like. For a more intense result, leave your deep conditioner on overnight and wash off in the morning. But, always follow the product instructions for how to apply deep conditioner, and if it directs you to rinse it off after a certain length of time, do so.
How to deep condition hair with regular conditioner
If you’ve gone to deep condition your hair only to realize you don’t have any masks left, you’re not the only one! At some point, most mask lovers have found their cupboards empty. So, why not turn to a regular conditioner instead?
While this isn’t a terrible idea, it’s also not great. A regular conditioner can replace moisture that’s been lost in your hair, but it won’t do as much work as a deep conditioner. Even if you’ve worked out how long to leave in deep conditioner for your hair and use the same time for a normal conditioner, it won’t achieve the same results.
But, if you invest in a quality hair conditioner, like Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner, you’ll see better results. This is a more intense hair conditioner infused with caviar and protein complex, designed to strengthen weak, dry hair. Or you can opt for Nexxus Humectress Leave-In Conditioner for dry hair. This leave-in conditioner hair mist is an ideal alternative if you can’t deep condition, giving your locks an easy hit of moisture.
Once you know how to deep condition your hair, there’s nothing stopping you from achieving all of your hair goals! But if you don’t think you’re an expert just yet, check out our article How Often Should I Deep Condition? All Your Questions Answered for more handy tips.