We don’t realize the damage our lives can take on our hair until it’s too late. From extra dry hair to fading color, here’s how deep conditioning on a regular basis can keep the damage away.
1. Treat Dry Hair
Frizzy, dull, and lifeless hair is a tell tale sign of dry hair. If your strands look like this more often than not, deep conditioning is essential in turning it around. It gives the extra moisture your hair needs to look beautiful and healthy.
Product We Like: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner is a conditioning rinse that works like a deep conditioner. Olive, meadowfoam and sweet almond extracts restores hair moisture. $6, Neutrogena.com
2. Keep Curls Moisturized
Parched curls not only lose their softness and shine, but are more prone to breakage and split ends. If strands are especially porous, they can lose moisture just as fast as they get it. Doing regular deep conditioning treatments with a heated cap helps keep curls strong and retain moisture it needs to stay beautiful.
Product We Like: Ouidad 12 Deep Treatment Intensive Conditioner restores the amino acids and proteins curly hair needs. $52, Ouidad.com
3. Restore Damage from Color Processing
Even going to the most skilled hair colorist, dying can take a toll on hair. Any chemical process that alters a strand’s structure can weaken hair and leave it open to dryness and breakage. Counteract that with a deep conditioner especially made for color treated hair.
Product We Like: Alterna Bamboo Color Hold+ Rehab Deep Hydration Masque is a leave in that strengthens hair and restores shine with ingredients like Organic Bamboo and Kalahari Melon Extract. $26, Alternahaircare.com
4. Reverse Damage from Heat Styling
Daily blowdrying, flat ironing and curling can really wreck hair in the long term from dullness to split ends. Repair the damage from daily heat styling with a deep conditioning session at least once a week to nurse your strands back to health.
Product We Like: Moroccanoil Restorative Mask rich in argan oil that infuses protein back into hair weakened by heat styling. $50, Amazon.com
5. Keep Color From Fading
The last thing you want after spending time in a salon getting fabulous hair color is for it to fade before your next visit. Doing things like spending too much time in the sun to rinsing with hard water can do a number on hair color. Using a deep conditioner knows how to keep your color vibrant is key.
Product We Like: Pureology Hydrate Hydracure is a hair mask formulated with natural ingredients like shea, jojoba, mango and avocado butters along with an anti-fade complex to provide long lasting color and moisture. $50, Ulta.com