|How do you deep condition your hair? What are some "recipes" to use? Is there any difference in deep conditioning different types of hair (mine is very thin). thanks in advance!|
Deep conditioning is really simple, and there are many ways to do it yourself and create at-home recipes with tons of benefits.
All you have to do is apply the conditioner to your hair until it completely saturates all of your strands. Now clip it up, and wait the proper amount of time (anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour). Some you can rinse right out, others you may need to use shampoo to fully remove any oil residue.
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When it comes to making your own, I recommend using one or mixing 2-4 various ingredients that will help smooth, hydrate, and add shine. Here is a list of household products that I like to mix and match to create different treatments:
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Egg whites
- Tea tree oil
Heat up and mix one or a few of these items together until the combination is liquidy and easy to apply (let it cool a bit before putting it on). Then leave on as long as you want!
All of these ingredients will nourish and soften your hair, but some have added benefits for people with certain issues. For instance if you have brittle hair, using ingredients with protein (like egg, avocado, etc) will help build up your hair’s strength. If your hair really lacks shine, choose oils or oily products (mayonnaise, coconut oil). Tea tree oil helps relieve itchy scalp and dandruff. Coconut oil is the best at restoring moisture, because the molecules are small enough to really penetrate the hair shaft.
Because you have thin hair, the only precaution I may advise is to not apply the conditioner too close to your scalp (unless you suffer from a dry scalp, then rub that stuff in good!) because they can be difficult to wash out (I’d shampoo and rinse twice).
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|What does a deep conditioner do to your hair? I have really thick, wavy hair, and I was hoping it'd smooth it a bit and add some shine. Do you have any recommendations?|
Deep conditioner does exactly what it sounds like it does - it deeply conditions your hair. It will help add moisture, which makes your hair healthy, and healthy hair is shiny, smooth, strong, and frizz free.
Deep conditioners are different from leave-in conditioners because they are meant to be treatments that you wash out after a certain amount of time. They are similar to hair masks (pretty much the same, actually) and you use them every so often to restore your hair. I definitely suggest that EVERYONE use a deep conditioner every once in a while, whether it’s one you buy or a concoction you make yourself, especially if you use any kind of heat in your hair (blow dry, curling, straightening)
Ones I Like (from the drugstore):
Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream
L’Oreal EverSleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask
It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask
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|Hi! I've been looking through your hair tag for a while now and haven't really seen any recommendations for shampoos and conditioners for thick, curly, non-color treated hair. Any suggestions on what's best for me?|
When it comes to thick hair with a lot of texture, the most important thing to look for in a product is moisture. Curly hair tends to dry out and become damaged, so it’s important to use products that will restore moisture to your hair.
Over any other shampoo, I will recommend Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy. It is truly hydrating, and even using the shampoo by itself leaves your hair feeling soft and smooth!
I recommend using the conditioner as well, because as a pair they do great things for your hair. They nourish your scalp and can help prevent/treat dandruff as well.
Other conditioners I suggest:
Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Conditioner
Biolage Ultra Hydrating Balm
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Cream Conditioner
Hope this helps you! :)
|what shampoo/conditioner do you use?? right now i've got staticy winter hair, and it sucks so what kind of shamp/cond would you suggest?? thanks, your blog rocks|
i mix and match shampoos and conditioners daily. in general, i use a clarifying shampoo with a hydrating conditioner (even though i mix brands). i’m having trouble with static hair right now too, and i just picked up Tresemme Climate Control conditioner and finishing serum, because it is designed to eliminate hair woes caused by the weather (frizz, dryness, static, to name a few..) and it works wonderfully. try it out!! and thank you very much doll :)
|What shampoo, or other hair products would you recommend for dandruff? Aside from H&S, because that's not too good for color treated hair...|
Try Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo - it is a higher-end brand that is still relatively inexpensive ($9.45 for 10.14 fl oz), and it is made with delicate natural ingredients that are designed to take care of processed hair. It is a cleansing shampoo, and the tea tree oil addresses the issues causing your dandruff, hydrating and clearing away all the product buildup at the same time. It’s great stuff! Check out this webpage http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/best-dandruff-shampoos/p49112/page7 it has everything you need to know.
My advice to you is to do these things:
- Use a clarifying shampoo with a color-treating conditioner. Don’t be afraid to mix and match products! It has been proven that mixing brands can actually help your hair become healthier. I do it.
- Start taking a Fish Oil supplement every day with breakfast!! The Omega-3s help improve skin and hair, making it clearer, shinier, and more vibrant. This will help get rid of dandruff altogether, instead of just covering it up - and it’s just one little pill!
:) i hope this helps you out!! thanks for asking