How and when to deep-condition your hair at home
Frazzled ends getting you down? We’ve all been there. Whether your hair’s dryness is down to your natural hair type (curly and coily hair is especially prone to lack of hydration), using heated styling tools regularly or having one too many color treatments, a deep conditioner can work wonders to reverse dryness and damage. And you don’t even have to step foot in a salon, thanks to the incredible range of at-home deep-conditioning options.
But it’s worth knowing that not all deep conditioners will be right for you, as some may be too heavy and others may not condition deeply enough, depending on your hair type and needs. This is why it’s important to do your homework before deep-conditioning your hair at home. Luckily, we’ve done all the hard work for you…
Do I really need to deep-condition my hair?
As a general rule, yes, you do need to deep-condition your hair, as all hair types can benefit from at least a weekly hydrating treatment. If you have curly or coily hair, though, it’s essential as you’re even more prone to dryness than your oily-hair counterparts. If you have an oily scalp, it’s important to keep an eye on your ends as it’s very common for these two hair complaints – oily roots and dry ends – to occur together.
If you’re still not convinced that you need a deep-conditioning treatment, ask yourself these questions: post-shower, do your ends dry before the rest of your hair? Do they feel frazzled or look frayed? Do they get frizzy? If you’ve answered yes to any of these, it’s time to deep-condition. And if you’re worried about oily roots, rest assured: when it comes to this treatment, you’ll only be adding moisture from the mid-lengths to the ends.
What should I use to deep-condition my hair?
Let us introduce you to Nexxus’ Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque. When it launched nearly two decades ago, it forever changed at-home conditioning and made salon-grade treatments available to everybody. Providing deep moisture where hair really needs it, Humectress repairs dry, damaged hair thanks to the PROTEINFUSION blend with elastin protein and green caviar. Nexxus scientists added this effective blend to both of the entire Therappe & Humectress ranges, in fact, years of research into hair proteins led them to the discovery that dehydrated hair doesn’t just look different to moisturized hair, but it behaves differently, too. This insight led to the formulation of a targeted product that’s so strengthening, it manages to offer 24 hours of deep hydration with one application.
How do I deep-condition my hair at home?
To reap the benefits of your Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque, start by washing your hair with Nexxus Therappe Moisture Rebalancing Shampoo. This silicone-free formula rebuilds broken hair bonds and replenishes lost nutrients in even the most frazzled hair.
Post-shampoo, use your Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque in place of your normal conditioner. Squeeze all the excess water out of your hair and press the butter-like texture from mid-length to ends (avoiding the roots, which don’t need such heavy moisture).
Note: it’s important to remove as much water from your hair as possible before application, as this ensures the masque can penetrate deeper into the cuticle.
Once applied, use a wide-toothed comb to brush through your hair and leave for three to five minutes, before rinsing thoroughly.
Keep up a deep-conditioning routine regularly and you’ll reap the long-term benefits of stronger, healthier, shinier hair.