Beauty How-To: Deep Condition Your Hair
We do a lot of damage to our hair with color, hot tools, blow drying, and shampooing. When tresses start to look tired and accumulate dead ends, it’s time to pamper you locks back to good health. Don’t stress about a trip to the spa or an appointment with your hair stylist. You can give yourself a deep conditioning treatment from the comfort of your own bathroom.
Wash Your Hair:
Wash your hair with a normal shampoo and keep your hair damp in preparation for the conditioner.
While it’s damp, you have a few way to deep condition your hair. One option is to comb 1 cup of mayonnaise through your hair. We don’t love the white spread on sandwiches, but it locks in moisture and smoothes your strands better than most drugstore products. You can also mash one avocado and mix it with coconut milk until it is the consistency of shampoo. Another option is to use 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and work it through your hair. If you do this, you’ll want to blow dry the hair for about 5 minutes following the treatment in order to set it. You can also choose a store-bought deep conditioner and comb or lather it into your hair.
Wrap Up and Sit:
Once you’ve put in your deep conditioning treatment of choice, wrap your hair in a warm towel and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Let the conditioning treatment work its magic while you relax. Another idea is to put a shower cap over your conditioned hair—hop back in that toasty shower and let the steam work the conditioner into your hair.
Rinse the treatment out of your hair. You’ll most likely want to rinse for about 5 minutes to 10 minutes or until your hair feels clean. With the oil, you can leave it in overnight if you so choose, but you will want to rinse thoroughly in the morning.
Blow Dry or Air Dry:
You can style your hair as usual, but we recommend letting it air dry to prevent damaging your newly luscious locks.