One of my absolute favorite parts of wash day is deep conditioning. This also happens to be the most lazy, relaxing, and also most beneficial part of the day. Deep conditioning treatments are meant to address hair issues such as dry hair, breakage, color damage, and frizziness. As a lazy natural if I can’t manage to deep condition at least once a week I strive for every other week. These consistent treatments can literally bring your hair back to life. Not to mention it aids in improving hair elasticity and restores moisture to your royal strands.
There are 4 HUGE benefits to deep conditioning regularly:
1. Smooths hair shaft and restores your hairs natural shine
Frequent styling and product buildup can literally knock the life right out of your royal crown. Curls become dull and lifeless. Hair that is regularly deep conditioned remains soft and manageable while maintaining its natural shine.
2. Promotes Elasticity
As you know, dry and brittle hair is prone to breakage. Keeping your hair properly hydrated and moisturized improves your hairs elasticity preventing breakage.
3. Damage Prevention
By providing moisture, improving texture, and penetrating the hair shaft deep conditioning treatments aid in reducing breakage and split ends and improves your hair's overall health.
4. Adds Moisture
The key to healthy hair is MOISTURE. Dry hair is prone to breakage so you always want to make sure your royal strands are properly moisturized. Adding heat while deep conditioning will also strengthen your curls and ensure your hair retains the moisture it needs to remain healthy.
Here’s a list of the TOP 3 deep conditioners I recommend for my fellow Curl Queens:
1. Carols Daughter Almond Milk Ultra-Nourishing Mask
Strengthens & Protects Hair
No Parabens, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors, No Petroleum
Start reconstructing broken, over-processed strands with this rich nourishing mask that reverses damage from the inside out, so hair looks and feels softer and healthier for longer.
Powerful ingredients at work:
Rosemary Leaf Extract
Sweet Almond Protein
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Propanediol, Isododecane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, C11-15 Pareth-7, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Polysilicone-15, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopherol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin. Ingredients may vary.
2. Mane Choice Green Tea and Carrot Deep Strengthening & Restorative Mask Treatment
Green Tea & Carrot Deep Strengthening & Restore Mask Treatment is a healthy hair essential. Formulated to help penetrate the hair shaft and infuse your hair with high-quality vitamins and nutrients to help transform your hair into its most optimal and healthiest state. Enriched with biotin, green tea, and carrot oil, this product will immediately begin to help restore dry and damaged strands.
●Hydrates & moisturize
●Minimize damage & breakage
●Repairs and restores damage
●Strengthens, fights shedding, & breakage
●Adds moisture & hydration
●Improves manageability & elasticity
●Great for natural, relaxed, permed, and colored treated hair
Aqua (Purified Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Honey Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Biotin, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, , Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Non- Sulfate Derived From Rapeseed Oil), Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Panthenol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Silk Amino Acids, Citric Acid.
3. Oyin Handmade What The Hemp Deep Moisture Mask
Build lasting strength and suppleness with honey for deep hydration, bamboo extract as a natural & sustainable source of silica, and deeply penetrating quinoa & oat proteins to repair strengthen and smooth fragile areas of the hair. All smoothed together with unrefined shea butter and organic hempseed oil to soften and nourish every strand.
Soften & Nourish: organic hempseed oil and raw shea butter provide bioavailable fatty acids that penetrate strands for optimum protection and suppleness.
Smooth and strengthen: bamboo extract bathes hair in strengthening silica, and quinoa protein helps build hair’s strength from the inside out.
Hydrate and moisturize: pure honey and rich conditioners bring long lasting moisture to the strand of the hair.
Contains: purified water (aqua),behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol, bambusa vulgaris (bamboo) extract, apis mellifera (honey), sodium lactate ,cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil ,stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, propanediol, vegetable glycerin, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter),cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, quinoa protein, hydrolyzed oat protein, fragrance, citric acid, and LOVE! ;0)