If bad hair days are all you are having, then it’s time for some serious deep conditioning. From taming your frizzy strands to nourishing your hair from root to tip, this little treatment is imperative for overexposed tresses—particularly if you haven’t had a haircut in a long time. Sure, most salons offer this treatment, but here’s how you can give your mane a nice fix, within the comfort of your home.
ID The Conditioner
If you’re sure about your current conditioner working in favor of your tresses, then you needn’t buy another product. But if dry ends continue to be a problem, then head to the supermarket and find a conditioner that fits your hair’s specific needs and texture.
Shampoo your hair like you would any other day, but use a mild formula instead. Don’t over-scrub your scalp or wash your tresses for too long, as you could end up dehydrating them further.
How you put the conditioner is the most important thing in this process. Go from root to tip, finger combing your hair with conditioner to section them into multiple clumps of 1cm each. If you lack the patience and dexterity, use a comb to ensure even and concentrated distribution.
Package It Right
Once you’ve applied the conditioner, wrap your hair in a shower cap and leave it to rest for 10 minutes. Apply some low-intensity heat to your tresses through the shower cap using a blow dryer, for five out of the 10 minutes.
End by washing out the conditioner with warm water; enough to take off the greasiness, but not so much that you strip off the conditioner altogether.
Voila! Your at-home deep conditioning treatment has come to a close. All you need is a wide-tooth comb to untangle your hair, and you are good to go. Try the treatment once every two weeks, and make sure to steer clear of blow dryers for a couple of days after.