5 insider secrets to achieving soft natural hair
Deep conditioning for soft hair
Deep conditioning has many benefits to the hair aside from hair treatment, but most people don't understand how valuable deep conditioning is to the hair. Deep conditioning is the most efficient way to give your hair exactly what it needs to remain soft, create the most defined curls, and gain maximum health.
Why should you deep condition your natural hair?
- Hair treatment. Deep conditioning is a form of hair treatment as its purpose is to condition your hair strands to prevent it from damage, provide a plethora of moisture, and repair any hair damage.
- Healthy looking hair. Proper deep conditioning provides more moisture in your hair which results in a beautiful hair. Healthy and beautiful hair is the product of a balance of moisture, protein, and adequate hair habits. Healthy hair also looks shinier, has more luster, and more elastic than normal hair.
So now that we have known the reason why you should deep condition your hair, the next step is to talk about how to deep condition for soft hair.
How to Deep Condition for Soft Hair
Deep conditioning can make your natural hair very soft and beautiful. Deep conditioning is also a great way to add protein, nutrients, and moisture to your hair.
So how do you deep condition your natural hair?
Step 1: consider the conditioner
Before you deep condition your hair, you need to consider the conditioner you are using. If you have dry hair, you should choose a conditioner with extra moisturizing ingredients and qualities. If your hair is recovering from heat damage, you should choose a conditioner with protein in it.
- Hair Mask. Although this is optional, I just have to say it. If your hair is shedding, tangling, or as a curl definition issue, you should get an intensive hair mask. If you want to go all organic and natural with your hair mask, you can create one yourself. It is very simple to create a hair mask with natural products like olive oil, coconut oils, shea butter, banana, and so on.
Step 2: choose your schedule
Once you have chosen the conditioner you want to use, the next step is to choose your schedule. You can choose to deep condition every two weeks, but if you have a natural hair, it is best to deep condition weekly. However, you should consider your lifestyle before picking a schedule.
Step 3: how long your deep conditioning session will last
Most experts recommend you allow your product to set in your hair for up to 45 minutes. Although some people deep condition overnight or for multiple hours while they complete some other tasks. The truth is that how long your deep conditioning session will last depends on you.
Step 4: Application
How you apply your conditioner is very crucial for the hair. Your application should differ depending on your hair's length. If you have a long hair, you will find it very easier to apply the conditioner in 4 different sections of the hair. If you have a shorter hair, you will find it easier to apply the conditioner is 5-6 different sections of the hair. However, you want to ensure you apply the conditioner from the tip to the root of your hair and detangling as you work your way up. Applying your conditioner like this will help you prevent mechanical breakage.
Step 5: Removal
As well as the application is important, removal is also important. You don't want to ruin all your time and efforts with the way to remove your conditioner. Deep conditioning opens the pores of hair strands and infuses them with the necessary nutrients they need. So when you rinse your hair with hot water, you can rinse out all the nutrients you work so hard to gain. So it is best to rinse your hair with very cold water.