Back to Basics: Natural hair 101 (Part 3) Deep Conditioning

February 18, 2018

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We’ve talked about cleansing and conditioning, now it is time to talk about deep conditioning and why
it is so important. While a regular conditioner can make your hair feel soft and help with detangling, deep conditioning penetrates the hair shaft to make a lasting impact on the overall health of your hair. If you were to choose one product in your regimen worth splurging on, deep conditioner would definitely be my suggestion. I have to admit that deep conditioners have been a tricky part of my own natural hair journey. It can be difficult to figure out what you need and what is worth the money, especially when you are just starting out. Here are three of my favorites. Also, be sure to stay on the lookout for many more deep conditioner reviews to come (I have several hauls on the way in the mail).    

This was the first deep conditioner that really changed the game for me. Thanks to Shea moistures famous BOGO sales and price range I was able to find my way out of a serious hiccup with the health of my hair during my junior year of college. The biotin, avocado oil and hydrolyzed rice protein in the deep conditioner strengthened my hair without overloading it. All three ingredients nourish, strengthen and condition the strand to soften and define your curls. It's a great balance for both protein and moisture, which stopped the hair breakage I was experiencing while encouraging new growth.

**Another shea moisture masque I recommend for damaged or chemically treated hair is the
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Masque  which I review here. As a moisturizing keratin masque it has comparable benefits to my next pick.

I first came across this masque as a free gift option at Sephora. I had a small 1 oz. that I was able to get about two or three uses out of it, which is awesome because I have a lot of hair. At first I was worried this masque wouldn't be for me as it has keratin in it, which is the strongest protein you can use in your hair. Proteins rebuild the hair shaft which is great when you need it but not so great when you don't. Protein overload can make your hair feel stiff and dry which is obviously not ideal. Anyways, I found that this product is still pretty moisturizing for a keratin masque and if used occasionally can work well on natural hair. If you are transitioning or recovering from hair damage I highly recommend adding this into your regular routine once or twice each month.  

This deep conditioner is an awesome option for anyone with protein sensitivity or really just anyone for that matter. What makes this masque from camille rose worthwhile is how light and absorbent it is on my low porosity curls. This masque contains mango butter which is super moisturizing and magical and helps me retain moisture for days without weighing it down or causing buildup. The blue green algae in the formula is a fairly unique ingredient and makes your hair strong without using protein like the others.

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