When the craze towards the hair products is getting increased, using a conditioner is still a vogue for having healthy hair. But most of the people are unaware of the steps to be followed while conditioning your hair. Another issue is that most of the people think that conditioning and deep conditioning their hair is the same. But the fact is that both are different. Conditioning can be done with a thinner conditioning product. Deep conditioning is done by using a thick conditioning product.

Deep conditioning your hair has more beneficial factors when compared with the normal conditioning process. The results obtained by both of these are entirely different. It is better if you deep condition your hair at least once in a week to have proper hair growth. In this article, I have explained all the essential things you should know before deep conditioning your hair. I have also listed some of the deep conditioning DIY that can be prepared with the natural ingredients. You can try this easily at home for obtaining effective results.

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How To Deep Condition Hair Naturally



Deep conditioning your hair can have many of the beneficial factors on your hair.

Deep conditioning your hair is very important for having healthy hair. It can be easily done at home with the help of a few natural ingredients that are easily available. There are some of the DIY natural deep conditioning masks that can be prepared with the natural ingredients. Following are the hair mask recipes that can be tried for deep conditioning your hair.

Avocado Hair Mask
Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Egg Hair Mask
Sunflower Seed Oil Hair Mask
Avocado And Essential Oil Hair Mask

Avocado Hair Mask

You will be requiring the following ingredients for preparing this mask.

Avocado 1
Egg yolk 2
Castor oil 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Peel the avocado and put it inside a small bowl.
  2. Put two egg yolk inside the same bowl that contains avocado.
  3. Mix the ingredients well using a blender until it turns to a creamy paste.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of castor oil into the avocado mixture. Stir the ingredients well to make them combined.
  5. Apply the avocado mask on your hair and scalp.
  6. Use a shower cap to cover your hair.
  7. Leave the avocado mask on your hair for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  8. Then remove the shower cap from your hair.
  9. Start washing your hair with cool water. Since this mask contains egg, do not use warm or hot water. It will make the egg to get stuck on your hair.
  10. You can use mild herbal shampoos for washing your hair.

This hair mask can be one of the best one in conditioning[1] your hair. The natural ingredients present in this mask can make the roots of your to be very strong. This will eventually reduce the hair fall[2] and hair breakage. The avocado mask can be the best remedy for those with dry and frizzy hair[3]. This mask will moisturise your hair and also prevent it from further getting dry.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Following are the ingredients that will be required for preparing this mask.

Aloe vera 1 cup
Castor oil 2 tbsp
Honey 2 tbsp
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1 cup of fresh aloe vera gel into it.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of honey into the same bowl containing the aloe vera gel. Mix the ingredients well.
  3. Then add 2 tbsp of castor oil into the same mixture. Stir the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Now apply the aloe vera mask on your hair and scalp.
  5. You can use a shower cap to cover your hair.
  6. Let the aloe vera mask be on your hair for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. Now remove the shower cap from your hair.
  8. You can rinse your hair with cool water or warm water. Avoid using hot water for washing your hair.
  9. You can use mild herbal shampoos for washing your hair. You can apply this mask twice in a week to get better results.

Aloe vera gel consists of a special enzyme called proteolytic enzyme in it. This enzyme has the capability to repair the dead skin cells that are present in your scalp[4]. They also serve to be an excellent conditioner for your hair. Regular usage of this mask can make your hair look more healthy and shiny. It also helps in solving many of the hair problems like, dandruff[5], itchy scalp, redness and other fungal infections.

Egg Hair Mask

The below ingredients will be required for preparing this mask.

Eggs 2
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Honey 1 tbsp
Fresh yogurt 1/2 cup
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take two eggs and break it inside a small bowl. Beat the eggs well using a spoon until it becomes like a liquid.
  2. Then add 1/2 cup of yogurt into the egg mixture.
  3. Also, add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of olive oil into the egg mixture.
  4. Mix the ingredients well until it turns to a creamy paste.
  5. Then start applying the egg mask on your scalp and hair.
  6. Cover your hair using a shower cap.
  7. Then leave the egg mask to be on your hair for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  8. Now you can remove the shower cap from your hair.
  9. Then start rinsing your hair with water. You should always prefer using cold water for washing your hair. Avoid using warm or hot water for washing your hair. Since the mask contains egg, it might make the eggs to get stuck on your hair.
  10. Mild herbal shampoo can be used for washing your hair.
Egg hair mask

Eggs are filled with abundant source of vitamins and proteins that are necessary for a proper hair growth[6]. All the ingredients used in this hair mask can be a great beneficial factor when applied on hair. It can stimulate your hair to a greater extent. They also have the capability to solve many of the hair problems like hair loss, hair breakage, split ends and dryness.


Sunflower Seed Oil Hair Mask

You will be requiring the following ingredients for preparing this mask.

Sunflower seed oil 2 tbsp
Fresh yogurt 1/2 cup
Egg yolks 2
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take two egg yolks and put it inside a small bowl. Beat the egg yolks well using a spoon until it becomes a fine paste.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of sunflower oil into the eggs.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of fresh yogurt into the mixture. Mix the ingredients well until they get combined well.
  4. Then you can apply the sunflower essential oil mask on your hair and scalp.
  5. A shower cap can be used for covering your hair.
  6. Let the mask be on your hair for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. Then remove the shower cap from your hair.
  8. Start washing your hair with cool water. Since this mask contains egg yolks, you should not use warm or hot water. It will make the egg to get stuck on your hair.
  9. You can use natural organic shampoo for washing your hair.

Sunflower oil is known to be an excellent ingredient for moisturising your hair. It is packed with a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants[7] in it. They also contain essential fatty acids in them. These fatty acids help in locking the moisture content within your scalp and hair shaft. So, your hair tends to remain conditioned and moisturised all the time. It also stimulates the growth of healthy hair [8]to a greater extent.

 Avocado And Essential Oil Hair Mask

You will be requiring the following ingredients for preparing this mask.

Avocado ( medium-sized) 1
Egg 1
Rosemary essential oil 5 drops
Sage essential oil 5 drops
Castor oil 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Peel the avocado and add it inside a small bowl.
  2. Put one egg inside the same bowl that contains avocado.
  3. Then add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil inside the bowl.
  4. Use a mixer to grind the ingredients well. Keep the mixer on high to make it as a smooth paste.
  5. Make your hair wet with warm or cold water. It should be in dampen condition before starting to apply.
  6. Spread the avocado mask on your scalp first. Then gradually start applying it to your hair concentrating more on the ends of your hair.
  7. You can clip your hair on top to avoid any disturbances. Use a shower cap to cover your hair.
  8. Leave the avocado mask on your hair for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  9. Then remove the shower cap from your hair.
  10. Start washing your hair with cool water. As this mask contains egg, do not use warm or hot water. The egg in the mask will get stuck on your hair.
  11. You can use mild herbal shampoos for washing your hair. You can apply this mask once a week to get healthier and smooth hair.

Avocado is composed of a lot of proteins, vitamins and amino acids in it. It also has best healing properties that could treat your damaged hair and scalp[9]. This mask helps in making your scalp and hair to e very soft and healthy. The mask helps in soothing your scalp with proper nourishments. It also makes your hair to grow more strong and silky. They also help in rejuvenating and moisturizing your scalp.

Deep Hair Conditioning With Coconut Oil



Coconut oil helps in proper hair growth by penetrating deep into the hair follicles and hair shaft. They also prevent your scalp from all the infections and damages by fighting against them. It also prevents your hair from breakage and splittings. Following are some of the DIY for deep conditioning your hair with the coconut oil.

Note

While buying the coconut oil, make sure that you buy organic coconut oil that is not heated before. This is because organic coconut oil has more benefit son your hair than those that are heated. It contains more essential nutrients that can support hair growth and stimulate the growth of hair follicles.

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Coconut Oil Hair Mask

The below ingredients will be required for preparing this mask.

Virgin coconut oil 3 tbsp
Organic honey 2 tbsp
Fresh yogurt 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Add 3 tbsp of virgin coconut oil in a double boiler. Boil the coconut oil until it gets melted completely and reaches a warm temperature.
  2. Allow the heated coconut oil to get cool down for some time. Once it becomes cool, add 2 tbsp of honey into it.
  3. Then add 1 tbsp of fresh yogurt into the mixture and mix it well.
  4. Now start applying the coconut oil mask on your hair and scalp.
  5. Cover your hair using a shower cap.
  6. Let the coconut mask be on your hair for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. Then you can remove the shower cap from your hair.
  8. Start rinsing your hair with warm or cool water. Avoid using hot water for washing your hair.
  9. Mild herbal shampoo can be used for washing your hair.

The lactic acid present in the yogurt helps in cleansing your scalp by removing the dead skin cells. This mask can provide all the essential nutrients that are required to maintain the growth and the health of your scalp. It also consists of smoothening properties that can help in offering a natural shine to your hair. This mask will provide you maximum benefits in providing a proper nourishment to your hair.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Mask

Following are the ingredients that will be required for preparing this mask.

Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Organic honey 1 tbsp
Apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bottle and pour 2 tbsp of coconut oil into it.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of organic honey into the bottle and mix it well using a spoon.
  3. Once the ingredients get combined well, add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar into the mixture.
  4. Whisk the solution well to make them mix well. You might feel like the ingredients in the mixture are getting separated. So, mix it well before starting to use them.
  5. Start applying the mask by taking a small amount in your palms.
  6. Divide your hair into smaller sections and start applying it. Apply the coconut mask on your hair and scalp.
  7. Once all sections of your hair are covered, use a shower cap to cover your hair.
  8. Leave the coconut mask on your hair for about 30 minutes.
  9. Then remove the shower cap from your hair.
  10. Start washing your hair with warm or cool water.
  11. You can use mild herbal shampoos for washing your hair. You need not to use a conditioner as your hair will be conditioned already.
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Coconut oil has a lot of properties that can help in preventing the dryness. This mask helps your hair and scalp to be moisturized all the time. It also helps in cleansing your scalp and hair. They remove all the impurities and the dust particles from your scalp. Since honey is used, it also makes your hair to be very soft, smooth and shiny. This will also help in maintaining the health of your hair[10].

Shea Butter Hair Mask

Following are the ingredients that will be required for preparing this mask.

Shea butter 1 tbsp
Argan oil 1 tbsp
Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Raw honey 1 tbsp
Peppermint essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil 5 to 10 drops

Directions For Use

  1. Put 1 tbsp of shea butter in a small container.
  2. Heat the shea butter by placing it in a small pan under a low flame.
  3. Make sure that the butter gets softened and not completely melted.
  4. Turn off the boiler and remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil into the shea butter and mix them well.
  6. Then add 1 tbsp of argan oil and 1 tbsp of raw honey into it.
  7. Now add a few drops of peppermint essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil into the mixture.
  8. Mix the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  9. Then start applying the shea butter mixture on your hair and scalp.
  10. Start massaging your hair with the applied shea butter mixture.
  11. Once all the strands of your hair are covered, place a shower cap on your hair to cover it completely.
  12. Let the mixture be on your hair for about one hour.
  13. After it gets dry, wash your hair with warm or cold water. Rinse your hair thoroughly until all the mask gets removed from your hair. You can use a mild sulfate-free shampoo while washing your hair.

 

Note

  • If you have an oily scalp, prefer not applying the shea butter mask on the roots of your hair.
  • Make sure that you wash the shea butter completely from your hair at the end.

 Shea butter comprises of emollient and healing properties in them. The fatty acids in them help in increasing the smoothens in your hair. They also add an extra shine to your hair and make them look more silky. It strengthens your hair from the roots. So, your hair tends to be very strong and healthy. Regular usage of this mask can also help in a proper hair growth[11].

Banana Hair Mask

The below ingredients will be required for preparing this mask.

Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Ripe banana 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one ripe banana and cut them into a few slices.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of coconut oil into the bowl. Blend the ingredients well until it turns to a fine creamy paste.
  3. After mixing it into a smooth mixture, make sure that there are no lumps or bits of banana. This might get stuck on your hair and will make your hair to be messy when applied.
  4. Now massage your hair with the banana paste. Apply on all the strands of your hair.
  5. Start massaging your scalp with the applied banana paste.
  6. Then wrap your hair and cover it with a shower cap.
  7. Leave the paste on your hair for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Then wash your hair with warm or cold water.
  9. After you rinse, make sure that you don’t find any traces of banana on your hair.

Bananas are known to be a great natural ingredient for your hair. They are rich in natural oils, potassium and the vitamins that are necessary for your hair growth. They also help in preventing your scalp from breakage and split ends[12]. It also helps in softening your hair and moisturizing your scalp. They also help in controlling the dandruff problems in your scalp.

Deep Conditioning Curly Hair



Deep conditioning is normally an essential factor for all of the hair types. But when it comes to curly hair, it becomes a very important one for preventing it from dryness related issues. Following are some of the DIY deep conditioning hair masks that can be tried for curly hair. All of these deep conditioning hair masks comprises only of natural ingredients that are easily available.

Olive Oil Hair Mask
Avocado And Mayonnaise Hair Mask
Aloe vera gel And Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Honey And Banana Hair Mask
Greek Yogurt And Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Mask

 Olive Oil Hair Mask

Following are the ingredients that will be required for preparing this mask.

Egg Yolk 1
Olive oil 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one egg yolk and break it inside a small bowl. Beat the eggs well using a spoon until it becomes like a liquid.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of olive oil into the egg mixture.
  3. Mix the ingredients well until it turns to a creamy paste.
  4. Then start applying the egg mask on your scalp and hair.
  5. Cover your hair using a shower cap.
  6. Then leave the egg mask to be on your hair for about 30 minutes.
  7. Now you can remove the shower cap from your hair.
  8. Then start rinsing your hair with water. You should always prefer using cold water for washing your hair. Avoid using warm or hot water for washing your hair. Since the mask contains egg, it might make the eggs to get stuck on your hair.
  9. Mild herbal shampoo can be used for washing your hair.

Olive oil is known to be an excellent natural conditioner[13] for your hair. The fatty acids present in the olive oil helps in nourishing your hair with proper nutrient supply. This can prevent your hair from getting dry and frizzy. This mask can also be known to be a moisture- rich remedy for your hair. If your curly hair is very porous and need some protein, then this mask can be the best choice.

Avocado And Mayonnaise Hair Mask

You will be requiring the following ingredients for preparing this mask.

Avocado 1/2 cup
Mayo 1/4 cup
Avocado oil 2 tbsp
Rosemary essential oil 2 drops

Directions For Use

  1. Take 1/2 cup of avocado and add it inside a small bowl.
  2. Then add 1/4 cup of mayo into the same bowl. Mix the ingredients well until it turns to a creamy paste.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp of avocado oil and a few drops of rosemary essential oil into the bowl.
  4. Stir the mixture well until it gets combined well.
  5. Then start applying the egg mask on your scalp and hair.
  6. Cover your hair using a shower cap.
  7. Then leave the egg mask to be on your hair for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Now you can remove the shower cap from your hair.
  9. Then start rinsing your hair with water. You should always prefer using cold or warm water for washing your hair. Avoid using hot water for washing your hair.
  10. Mild herbal shampoo can be used for washing your hair.
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 This mask can make your hair to get moisturized well. It will eventually prevent your hair from getting dry and frizzy. The acids present in the oil help in nourishing your scalp and hair. Adding rosemary essential oil to the mask can offer a nice fragrance to your hair. So when mixed with mayo, this mask could make your hair to smell pleasant for a longer duration even after washing your hair.


Aloe vera gel And Coconut Oil Hair Mask

The below ingredients will be required for preparing this mask.

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Fresh aloe vera gel 1/4 cup
coconut oil 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1/4 cup of fresh aloe vera gel into it.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of coconut oil into the same bowl containing the aloe vera gel.
  3. Stir the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Now apply the aloe vera mask on your hair and scalp.
  5. You can use a shower cap to cover your hair.
  6. Let the aloe vera mask be on your hair for about 30 minutes.
  7. Now remove the shower cap from your hair.
  8. You can rinse your hair with cool water or warm water. Avoid using hot water for washing your hair.
  9. You can use mild herbal shampoos for washing your hair. You can apply this mask twice in a week to get better results.

Aloe vera gel and coconut oil are known to be a great moisturizing agent when used separately. So, when combined, it acts well on the dry and damaged hair. It helps in promoting your hair growth and also makes it to be healthy and long. They also help your hair in getting rid of dandruff. Aloe vera gel also makes your scalp to be cool all the time. It also helps in healing any of the scalp issues in your head.

Honey And Banana Hair Mask

You will be requiring the following ingredients for preparing this mask.

Ripe banana 1
Honey 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1 ripe banana into it.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of honey into the same bowl containing the ripe banana.
  3. Start mixing the ingredients well until it turns to a fine paste.
  4. Now apply the aloe vera mask on your hair and scalp.
  5. You can use a shower cap to cover your hair.
  6. Let the aloe vera mask be on your hair for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Now remove the shower cap from your hair.
  8. You can rinse your hair with cool water or warm water. Avoid using hot water for washing your hair.
  9. You can use mild herbal shampoos for washing your hair. You can apply this mask twice in a week to get better results.

Bananas are filled with a lot of protein and vitamins in them. So, when applied on your hair, it can help in promoting your hair growth and also the health of your scalp. It helps in promoting the hair growth from follicle[14] till the tip of your hair. So, your hair tends to be more strong and will be less prone to any damages. Added with honey, this mask can be a super-moisturizer to your hair for a longer duration.

Greek Yogurt And Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Mask

The below ingredients will be required for preparing this mask.

Greek yogurt 1/2 cup
Apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp
Honey 1 tbsp
Lavender oil a few drops

Directions For Use

  1. Add 1/2 cup of greek yogurt in a small bowl.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp of honey into it.
  3. Add a few drops of lavender oil into the same bowl containing the mixture.
  4. Stir the mixture well using a spoon until it turns to a creamy paste.
  5. Now apply the aloe vera mask on your hair and scalp.
  6. You can use a shower cap to cover your hair.
  7. Let the aloe vera mask be on your hair for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Now remove the shower cap from your hair.
  9. You can rinse your hair with cool water or warm water. Avoid using hot water for washing your hair.
  10. You can use mild herbal shampoos for washing your hair. You can apply this mask twice in a week to get better results.

Note

Make sure that your hair is clean before starting to apply the greek yogurt on your hair. When there is dirt on your air, then applying the yogurt can make those impurities to get stuck on your hair. So, be careful before applying this mask on your hair.

Greek yogurt is composed of a lot of proteins that helps in making your hair to be more stronger. The apple cider vinegar helps in providing a very clean and clear scalp[15]. And the honey will help in locking the moisture content within your scalp and hair shaft. So, your hair will be not losing the moisture content at any time. This will help you hair to get rid of dryness and scalp related problems.

Deep Hair Conditioning With Regular Conditioner


Step 1: Choose A Suitable Conditioner

Choosing a proper hair conditioner that best suits your hair could be the most essential step before using a conditioner. It is not that all hair conditioners that are available in the markets can deep condition your hair. Conditioners differ in brands and the type of ingredients used in it. There are various varieties available in conditioners. So, you should be concentrating more while choosing a suitable product.

The conditioners you use should be suitable for your hair type. Addressing the type of hair you have and the hair issue you face is very important while buying the conditioner. If it is a chemically treated hair, then you should mention it while buying the conditioner.

Step 2: Apply The Conditioner On Your Hair

Now you should apply the conditioner on your hair properly. While applying you should make sure that all strands of your hair are coated with the conditioner. Also, make sure that you don’t apply the conditioner on your scalp. Applying it on your scalp might cause any irritations or redness in the scalp regions.

Do not forget to apply to the ends of your hair. The ends of your hair are the part which becomes very dry and frizzy. So, concentrate more on those ends of your hair. You can divide your hair into smaller sections before starting to apply. This can make your process to be an easier one. Apply the conditioner section by section.

Step 3: Use Heat Or Steam

Sometimes steaming your hair is good for maintaining proper hair growth. Steaming your hair while deep conditioning can support the hair growth. After the deep conditioner is applied on hair, you should steam your hair. This warm air can make the conditioner to penetrate deep into your shaft.

There are a few ways by which you can heat or steam your hair. Some of the common ways that are preferred are listed below.

Using Damp Towel

The following ingredients will be required for steaming your hair.

clean towel/cloth 1
Hot water 1 bowl

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and fill with hot boiled water.
  2. You should dip a clean towel inside a bowl that contains the hot boiling water. Now start squeezing the excess water in the towel and remove it.
  3. Then put the towel on your hair and wrap it over your hair. Let your hair be covered completely within the towel.
  4. Leave the towel to stay on your hair for about 10 minutes. The hot towel on your hair will make your hair to get steamed.
  5. After steaming remove the towel from your hair.

Using Hot Pot

You will require the following ingredient for steaming your hair.

Hot boiled water for steam 1 pot

Directions For Use

  1. Fill a small pot with hot boiled water for steaming your hair.
  2. First, you must bend your neck towards the pot that contains the boiled water.
  3. Then you should put your hair over the pot. Now spread your hair on the pot.
  4. Make sure that the pot is completely covered by your hair.
  5. The steam from the pot should directly reach your hair that is spread over the pot. This will reach the hair follicles in the scalp and thus your hair gets steamed.
  6. Let your hair be on the pot for about 10 minutes.
  7. Now take your hair away from the pot.

Using Shower Cap

You will be requiring the following ingredient for steaming your hair.

Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take the conditioner tub and place it in hot water.
  2. Then wear a plastic cap on your hair and leave it for about 20 minutes.
  3. You can also wear a heating cap that is available in the markets. Heating caps like Hothead microwave deep conditioning cap are available in the market that can be used.

Using Hooded Dryer

Following are the ingredients that will be required for steaming your hair.

Hooded dryer 1

Directions For Use

  1. You can also sit under a hooded dryer after applying the deep conditioner on your hair.
  2. Leave your hair under the dryer for about 20 minutes.

Step 4: Cool And Rinse Your Hair

After steaming allow your hair to get cool down for some time. Leave your hair for about at least 10 minutes. Then start rinsing your hair with water. Always prefer using cool water for rinsing your hair. Cool water will make your cuticles get sealed. So, your hair will get a smoother and shiny look. Do not use hot or warm water for washing your hair. This might damage the hair follicles present in your hair.

General Instruction

Use Deep Conditioner Regularly

You can notice some visible changes in your hair if you start using it regularly. You can use this deep conditioner once in a week while washing your hair. This can make your hair to very soft, smooth and shiny. It also helps in promoting your hair growth and preventing from dryness related issues.

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How to deep condition hair overnight



Sometimes we might think for deep conditioning our hair during the overnight. But, we should first know whether it is helpful or harmful to our hair before trying it. According to certain studies, deep conditioning your hair during overnight is very harmful to your hair. It can cause many of the serious issues related to hair and scalp. Deep conditioners are similar to the medications that we consume during a health problem. We consume these medications on the basis of the prescribed quantity and duration. Likewise, deep conditioner also should be applied at the proper time with a specified duration.

Any deep conditioner that you use on your hair should be left for a duration of about 15 to 30 minutes. This duration should be strictly followed applying the deep conditioners on your hair. Exceeding this period of time can cause serious hair and scalp problems. You should not leave your hair with the deep conditioner for more than 30 minutes. 30 minutes of duration is more than enough for your hair to get properly conditioned and moisturized.

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What Happens When You Leave More Than the Specified Duration

There are a few major effects to your hair that can be caused if you leave the deep conditioner for overnight. They are as follows.

Expanded Cuticle layers

When you apply the deep conditioner on your hair, it gets penetrated deep into the hair shaft. This makes your hair to absorb the moisture content. So, the inner cortex region in your hair will get swollen. So, your hair shaft tends to get expanded. This will eventually get contracted back to normal position after a few minutes. But, when you deep condition for overnight, your hair cuticles tends to remain expanded for a longer duration. So, this makes your hair to get easily broken.

Damages Protein Bonds Or Keratin Layer

When the moisture content gets increased in your hair, it eventually will disturb the protein bonds present in your hair. Keratin layer is the one in which your hair follicles start growing from. The protein bonds are present on the keratin layer of your scalp. These protein bonds are the most essential one which is necessary for maintaining proper hair growth. They play a vital role in making your hair to be strong and less prone to damages. So, when this gets disturbed it will make your hair to become very weak. This will eventually lead to hair fall and hair damage.

High Porosity

Porosity refers to the capability of your hair to absorb the moisture content. This can be classified into three types – low, medium and high. When your hair absorbs a lot of moisture content, then your hair tends to have high porosity. High porosity in hair is not known to be a healthy one. It can make your hair to get damaged very easily. High porosity hair is known to be very difficult to maintain. It can be a highly challenging task to maintain proper health and texture. You may find it very difficult to make it look good.

Easy Breakage

Moisture content in hair is good only up to a certain level. Too much of moisture content will make your hair to be extremely soft, smooth and silky. So, this will eventually lead to easy breakage. Your hair will not have any strength to prevent it from the damages. This hair damage will get increased if you start detangling your hair.

Less Elasticity

The elasticity of the hair is determined based on the length how much it will stretch. Healthy hair will get stretched up to 50% when it is wet. But, the increased water content in the hair will gradually decrease the elasticity in your hair. So, your hair tends to stretch only a little larger than the original length. This means that your hair has become unhealthy. Your hair will also lose the bouncing capability.

Curl Pattern 

When your hair is healthy and with proper elasticity levels, the curl pattern will appear properly. But when your hair starts losing the elasticity, the curl pattern will also gradually decrease. All the curl patterns in your hair will get loose. So, your hair will start looking straight with less elasticity and natural curls.

Hygral Fatigue

Hygral fatigue is a condition of hair you get when the moisture content gets increased that the normal level. Your hair will become more gummy and sticky when it is wet. Breakage and hair loss can be the initial symptoms of this hair condition. You can use a protein conditioner for solving this issue on your hair. Also, remember that too much protein can also damage your hair. So, you should use both the protein and moisture deep conditioner in a balancing state. Both should be used equally to get rid of the other hair problems.

What to do after deep conditioning natural hair



There are certain things that should be followed while deep conditioning your hair. And there are also certain other things that should be avoided after or during deep conditioning your hair. So, the do’s and the don’ts to be followed while deep conditioning your hair are listed below.

Do’s

  • Prefer deep conditioning your hair at least once in a week. This can help you by providing effective results.
  • After applying the deep conditioner, it is very important to steam your hair. The steaming process can make those conditioners to penetrate deep into your cuticles present in your hair. So, the process can offer you better results. You can steam your hair by following any of the above-mentioned methods.
  • You should use prefer using both protein and moisturizing deep conditioners. Do not use either of the one separately. This can make your hair to be either too brittle or too frizzy. So, avoid such usage of the deep conditioners.
  • Always try to maintain a balance between both the protein and moisturizing deep conditioner. Too much of protein or moisture for hair is very harmful. It leads to many ill effects on hair that lead to many hair problems. So make sure that you use it alternatively without any imbalance.
  • You can also steam your hair before starting to apply the deep conditioner on your hair. This can make the cuticles in your hair to get open before. So, when you apply the deep conditioner, it will be easy for the deep conditioner to get penetrated deeply. This can also offer you a moisture boost.
  • The ends of your hair are known to be the weakest and oldest part of your hair. So, try concentrating more on those regions while applying deep conditioners. Apply a more deep conditioner on the ends where your hair has got damaged. This can help in healing those damaged ends very soon.
  • After washing your hair make sure that the deep conditioner is completely washed away from your hair. If the ends of your hair are too dry, then you can leave a few traces of deep conditioner on your hair. This can help your hair to be moisturized and get rid of dryness.

Don’ts

    • Always follow the given duration of time very strictly. Do not keep the deep conditioner on your hair for a longer duration of time. This might make damage to your hair and cause harmful ill effects.
    • Read the guidelines properly before starting to use the deep conditioner. Do not leave the deep conditioner on your hair without washing it after the specified duration of time. Deep conditioners are not meant for leave-in treatment on your hair.
    • When you prepare the DIY deep conditioner masks, prepare it for one-time use. Do not prepare in large quantity and use it for later by storing it. This can make the mask to get spoiled after a particular duration of time. So, avoid storing it in containers and using them.
    • Sometimes you might face any issue like increased hair fall or any other hair related problems after using a new deep conditioner. This means that the deep conditioner is not suitable for your hair. So, try changing the deep conditioner and start using a different one that perfectly suits your hair. You can also prefer asking the professionals for selecting the deep conditioners.
    • You should never use hot water for washing your hair. This will affect your hair follicles and the hair shaft. So, always prefer using warm or cold water for washing your hair.
    • Never condition your hair right after doing hair coloring or any hair treatments. This can make your hair lose the results obtained from the treatment. But, you can deep condition your hair before taking up the hair coloring treatment or hair cuts. This can help you in getting better results. It will also help in maintaining healthy hair.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 11/4/2019



Tharaa Nagendran

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.
Tharaa Nagendran
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.

21 Comments

  1. Hello every one! I am a 23 year old woman and I thought I will try the Shea butter deep conditioning remedy on my hair. So, I thought i will first buy the products required for that. When I went to the shop for buying Shea butter, I could see a bundle of brands available in that. I was super confused in selecting a brand to buy. So, it would be better if anyone could suggest me the best brands of Shea butter that are available in the shops.

  2. Hi every one! I am a 34 year old woman and I have an oily scalp naturally. Can I deep condition my hair? Will this make my hair and scalp to be more oilier? If no, then please mention the remedy which I can use on my oily scalp for deep conditioning.

  3. @ KRISTINA HEIMERT. Hello KRISTINA HEIMERT! I have given a list of the best brands of Shea butter over here. You can refer this list while buying the Shea butter.
    • Key West Health and Beauty
    • Cleopatra’s Choice Premium
    • Perfect Body Harmony Raw
    • The Body Shop Nourishing
    • Sky Organics Ivory
    • FairTaleGhana Grade A
    • Better Shea Butter Unrefined
    • L’Occitane Hand Cream
    • Sans Pareil Naturals
    • Raw Apothecary Top-Grade

  4. @ AARON NIELSEN. Thanks a lot AARON NIELSEN for sharing the list of best brands of Shea butter over here. It really means a lot to me. I will surely refer this list while buying the Shea butter.

  5. Hello all! I am a 24 year old woman and I have a medium length hair. I do condition my hair every once in a week. But then I guess this conditioning is not enough for my hair to get rid of the dryness issues. So, I thought I would go for the deep conditioning method. But then I am really a very lazy female and I get breaks from work for only one day in a week. In that day I can’t be spending much of my time in preparing these deep conditioning DIY natural home remedies. I will really find difficult in preparing those remedies. And I really thought that you would be providing the products or conditioners that are suitable for deep condoning the hair. But then only home remedies are given. So, it would be very useful for me if you can give me the list of best deep conditioners that are available in the market.

  6. @ CAROLA KIM. Hello CAROLA KIM! This entirely depends on your hair. Some people might have oily scalp and hair by nature. But then the excess oil will be present only in the scalp and the hair near to the scalp region. The hair which is present over the ends will be dry and might also have split ends. In such cases, your lower part of your hair will appear too dry and brittle even when you take regular hair wash. So in such cases, you can deep condition only the lower portion of your hair. This can make those dry and brittle hairs to become normal without excessive dryness. And also, they will help in sealing all those broken bonds in your hair at the ends. And also, she abutter can be used on your hair even though you have an oily scalp and hair. This natural ingredient will help in equalizing the amount of oil present in your hair and scalp. So, you hair and scalp can easily get rid of the excess amount of oil secretion. And moreover they are well known to remove the greasiness caused due to the excess oil completely from your hair and scalp. Your hair will remain fresh and bright all the time. Also, you can use Shea butter remedy for deep conditioning your oily hair and scalp for once in a week.

  7. @ SORCHA RICHMOND. Hello SORCHA RICHMOND! I have given a list of the best and top of deep conditioners that are available in the market over here. You can refer this list while buying the deep conditioners.
    • Carol’s daughter monoi repairing hair mask
    • Macadamia Professional Deep Repair Masque
    • Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
    • Mixed Chicks Detangling Deep Conditioner
    • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner
    • Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
    • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist
    • Kérastase Nutritive Masque Oléo-Relax
    • Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
    • Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

  8. @ SANDRINE THOMSON. Thanks a bunch SANDRINE THOMSON for sharing the list of best deep conditioners for hair those are available in the market over here. It really means a lot to me. I will soon go to a shop and buy any one of the deep conditioner from the given list.

  9. Hello people! I am a 22 year old woman and I was having extremely curly hair. I found it very difficult to maintain my hair every day. So, I took the hair smoothening treatment on my hair. Now my hair looks poker straight, silky and smooth. I don’t find any difficulty in combing my hair now. But then, I started facing excessive dryness issues a few ago. I use the hair care products that are given by the salon professionals while washing my hair. I use serum every day to set my hair properly. Though I apply serum, it gets dry within a few hours and then my hair looks too dry. I carry my serum bottle every day with me and apply it once my hair gets dry. But I fear that if I use it regularly like this, it might damage my hair also. Can I use these deep conditioning natural homemade remedies on my smoothened hair? Will it cause any damage to the smoothening treatment that I took on my hair? If yes, then can you please mention a remedy that can help me to get rid of this dryness issue without affecting the smoothening treatment on my hair?

  10. @ CHAITHRA SYED. Hi CHAITHRA SYED! Avocados are a kind of fruits like the apples and oranges. So you can easily buy them in the markets or in the fruits and vegetables shops. You can also buy in the online fruit and vegetables store. They are available every where in the world. So you can easily get them.

  11. Hello everyone! I am an 18 year old college going girl and I have naturally curly hair. The curls in my hair will look proper with the natural curl patterns. But then due to the usage of normal shampoos and conditioner, the natural curl pattern in my hair got affected. And the curls in my hair started to become improper without definite patters. Then I was using the curlers to set the curls on my hair. But then these curls would not last on my hair for a longer duration like my natural curls. These curl patterns would just go off within a few hours of styling my hair. Then one of my friends shared me this article and insisted me to try deep conditioning my hair. Then I read the article and I choose the Avocado And Mayonnaise Hair Mask that is given in the deep conditioning hair mask for curly hair section. When I used it for the first time on my hair, I had no idea on the results it would offer me. But then, yeah really the hair mask made my hair look much better than before. Now it’s been three weeks since I have started using this deep conditioning mask on my hair. Now I could see the natural curl pattern on my hair. And I have also stopped using the curlers on my hair as these natural curls lasts on my hair for the entire day. I am very much satisfied with the results. And also, it made my hair to become more shiny and bright. The dull appearance in my hair is completely removed from my hair. I am really overwhelmed with the end results. A million dollar thanks to the writer and the team for sharing such an awesome content.

  12. @ USHI AGARWAL. Oh! That’s so nice of you USHI AGARWAL to share your experience in using the Avocado and Mayonnaise Deep conditioning Hair Mask on your hair. Thanks much to you. This will surely be very useful to many of the people who are reading this article in choosing an effective remedy.

  13. @ TANISHA MOHAMMED. Hello TANISHA MOHAMMED! Natural remedies will not do any damage to your hair treatment unless and until you are very careful with the ingredients you choose to prepare the remedy. This is because there are certain natural remedies that can be an enemy to the hair treatments. Yeah some of the ingredients like lemon juice, apple cider vinegar can entirely rip the color or the smoothening effect completely from your hair. So, please do avoid using such ingredients and preferring to use the hair mask that contains those ingredients on your hair when you have undergone any hair care treatments. These ingredients will make your hair lose the complete effect and will also make your look more damaged and broken. Other than this, you can use any of the other natural remedy hair masks on your hair to get rid of the excessive dryness issue from your hair. This will not cause any damage to the smoothening effect or the treatment that is done on your hair.

  14. Hello everyone! I am a 25 year old woman and I have heat boils on my scalp. I tried a lot of medications and shampoos to cure the heat boils on my scalp. But then, nothing worked out and also the hair care products and the medications that I used started giving side effects to my hair and body now. So I stopped using all those hair care products on my hair. i thought I would go with any of the natural and homemade methods like the DIY hair masks on my hair instead of those hair care products. But then I am pretty scared that will any of the natural ingredients will cause side effects or cause any adverse effects on those heat boils that are present in my scalp. If no, then can you please which natural remedy should I choose to try it on my scalp that contains the heat boils?

  15. @ SUMIKO CHAUDHRY. Hello SUMIKO CHAUDHRY! You don’t have to worry much on those awful heat boils that you have on your scalp. Also never use any of the hair care products or medications with the doctors or professionals advice on your hair and scalp. This is because they will be good and experienced in offering the best results and solutions to you when you have those hair and scalp problems. Using any random hair care products on those infections on your hair and scalp will literally aggravate all those infections to a greater extent. So mostly try to avoid using them. And coming to the remedy for hair masks, you can try the aloe vera deep conditioning on your hair and scalp. Aloe vera gel is best at curing the infections and effects that occurs due to the increased level of heat in your body. And also that occurs due to the increased exposure to the sunlight. Aloe vera gel is capable of offering a soothing and calming effect to your hair and scalp when it is applied. It will help in reducing the increased level of heat in your body. So, all the heat boils in your scalp will get automatically cured after using this aloe vear gel mask on your hair.Also, on normal days you can also apply the fresh aloe vera gel directly on your hair and scalp where you have those heat boils. When you apply it on the heat boils, the fresh gel will reduce the swelling and the pain you have on your scalp to a greater extent. I am sure that this remedy will surely offer you a complete relief from the pain and inflammations.

  16. @ YORI VUONG. Thanks a bunch YORI VUONG for your valuable suggestion and opinions on curing the heat boils on my scalp. I am really feeling very happy that finally I have got a proper solution to cure all those awful heat boils on my scalp. I will definitely use the aloe vera gel remedy on my hair and scalp. And also, thanks for such a quick response.

  17. Oh wow! I thought that conditioning and deep conditioning the hair are the same. But then, now I could realize that what I thought was completely regarding. I am literally amazed that both the conditioning and deep conditioning has a lot of major differences in offering the results. This is seriously incredible guys. And along with the detailed explanation regarding the differences, you have also offered the natural homemade DIY remedies for deep conditioning the hair. I really respect your time and efforts that you have put in composing this article. Keep going and sharing many more article. Thanks a bunch to the writer and the entire team involved in this.

  18. Hello! Thanks for sharing such useful contents regarding the hair care and conditioning your hair. But then in this faced life everyone would find literally hard to spend time in preparing such natural homemade diy remedies. I don’t think so everyone can try this at home due to the time constraints. So, it would have been even better if you could have listed down some of the hair care products like conditioners, hair creams, gels, spray and masks that would help to deep condition the hair. And this is a kind suggestion from the reader’s point of view. But still I really appreciate your efforts and talent.

  19. Oh great! A lot of natural remedies for deep conditioning our hair. This is seriously awesome guys. I am pretty much impressed with your article and the blog. You guys have done a great job in composing the article and sharing it. Also, I have not read regarding the deep conditioning of hair. This is the first time I am coming across something like this. I just love all the natural remedies that are specified in this article. I will surely forward and share this article with all my family members and friends. Also, please keep sharing many more such articles.

  20. Hey guys! I just came across this article two days back while browsing some hair care masks. I was much impressed with the home remedies that were given in this article. Then I thought I will try any one of the hair mask on my hair and see how well it works. on a random go, I choose the olive oil hair mask to try it on my hair. I also tried it yesterday on my hair. I should really appreciate the people who shared this article and the writer who wrote it. Because I could still fell the deep conditioning effect it offered my hair. My hair looks more soft and smooth now. Thanks guys!

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