6 Sealing Oils for Hair and How to Use Them for the Best Results

What is Sealing Oil?

Sealing oils, also known as coating hair oils, don’t readily penetrate the hair shaft. This type of oil sits on the hair surface forming a water-proof barrier that prevents moisture from evaporating quickly. Sealing oils make hair shiny, frizz-free, and easy to comb through.

Oils that partially penetrate the hair, while partly staying on the outside of the cuticle layer, also have sealing abilities and can be used for both conditioning and sealing the hair. By understanding which oils have sealing properties, you will be better equipped to incorporate the right oils into your hair care routine.

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Penetrating vs Sealing Oils

Neither penetrating nor sealing oils contain water. Oils are emollients which means they help your hair retain moisture from water or water-based products for a longer period of time.

Sealing oils have large-sized molecules that can’t penetrate the hair shaft. Instead, these oils form a protective coating around the hair strand that locks in moisture and prevents hair from damage.

On the contrary, penetrating oils are smaller in molecular size and can pass through the cuticle layer as a result. They also temporarily coat hair strands, but this coating is absorbed fast by the hair. Both penetrating and sealing oils help hair retain water content longer.

There is no clear distinction between penetrating and sealing oils. For example, many oils can partially penetrate the hair despite some oil content remaining outside of the hair strands. 

 young woman applying sealing oil on hair

How to Know what Kind of Hair Oil to Use?

Knowing what kind of hair oil to use depends on the condition of the hair and the reason you plan to use the oil.

If you are aiming to keep your hair well-conditioned, reduce friction, or minimize the appearance of tangles, a sealing oil is the best option for your hair goals. This type of oil lubricates the hair to make combing effortless while reducing frizz and making hair smooth and shiny. Since oils don’t contain water, you should apply sealing oils only after you’ve moisturized your hair.

If your goal is to protect the inner hair structure from the negative effects of frequent shampooing, high heat, and chemical damage, opt for a penetrating oil. This type of oil is a good choice for pre-washing because it protects the hair from the drying effects caused by shampoo and prevents your hair from absorbing excessive amounts of water.

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How to Seal Your Hair with Oil

Since the purpose of sealing is to lock moisture inside the hair shaft, your hair must be slightly wet before you apply coating oil. To do so, wet your hair with water or apply a water-based hair product.

Apply a few drops of oil to your damp hair and rub the oil through the hair to its ends with your fingertips or use a comb to distribute it.

People commonly seal their hair after washing, but those with dry hair may need to seal their hair more often, especially the hair ends which are more prone to dryness. Hair ends are the oldest and most dry part of the hair and thus need the most attention. It takes some time for the oil to settle after application and during this time, the hair should be touched and manipulated in other ways.

What Oils Work for Sealing Moisture in the Hair?

1. Jojoba Oil for Sealing Hair

Jojoba oil has a waxy texture, and it closely resembles the sebum produced by sebaceous glands which keep hair moist and shiny. This oil does not have a high penetration power, but it works well as a sealant to protect hair against dryness. It also balances your scalp’s pH, dissolves sebum build-up, and helps combat dandruff. Jojoba oil is an ideal oil for dry and curly hair. Because curly hair slowly distributes natural oil along the length of hair strands, the use of jojoba oil can compensate for the lack of sebum.

How to use: The simplest way to use jojoba oil for sealing purposes is by adding a few drops of oil to your conditioner. You can also use pure jojoba oil as a leave-in conditioner by applying a small amount to damp hair with your fingertips. If you have thick and coarse hair you can use more oil, while people with fine hair should apply less oil and concentrate its use on the ends of the hair.

2. Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is a lighter oil that boosts hair shine and calms static and frizz. Its lubricating properties help prevent tangles and make the hair easy to comb through. This oil doesn’t leave hair looking greasy which makes it ideal for sealing hair. It is suitable for all hair types and is a common ingredient in a variety of hair products.

Thanks to the high proportion of linoleic acid and the low content of monosaturated lipids, grapeseed oil remains on the surface of the hair – retaining moisture and improving shine. When you use pure grapeseed oil as a leave-in product, it preserves moisture and protects hair from breakage. When applied to the ends of your hair, it instantly polishes split ends.

How to use: To reduce frizz, tame flyaways, and increase shine, apply a nickel-sized amount of oil to damp hair and comb through.

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3. Almond Oil

Because it is lightweight, almond oil is suitable for use as a finishing oil. It can be used as a sealant for all types of hair, notably on fine hair which doesn’t tolerate most other oils. The high content of fatty acids repels UV rays, protecting hair from damage while the high content of polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals makes it suitable for scalp massages and boosting the circulation of the scalp.

If you want to restore shine and softness to overprocessed and lifeless hair, almond oil is an excellent choice. This oil is an effective hair sealant after washing and can be applied to the ends of the hair the next day as well.

To keep your scalp healthy and stimulate hair growth, apply oil to the scalp and let it sit for some time before washing.

How to use almond oil to seal hair: To remove frizz and protect hair from damage during combing and hot styling, it is best to use almond oil after washing and before styling your hair. If your hair is thick and frizzy, applying oil to the ends more frequently will offer the most benefit.

4. Avocado Oil

Avocado oil has a slight penetrating capability, so it can be successfully used as both a sealant and an ingredient in hair masks. The protective film that avocado oil forms around the hair preserves moisture, reduces the possibility of hair breakage, and protects the hair from damage.

To alleviate scalp dryness and flaking, add a few drops of avocado oil to your shampoo.

When used on dry, curly hair, apply oil to the entire length of the hair, braid it, and leave it in overnight.

How to use: Apply the oil through the mid-shaft focusing on the ends of your hair. Your hair will be softer, shinier, and easier to comb through.

5. Castor Oil

Castor oil is extremely versatile and is highly valued as a hair oil. Although there is limited research on the benefits of castor oil, it is traditionally used to stimulate hair growth. It is rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids and vitamin E.  It has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which help keep the scalp healthy and reduce the appearance of dandruff. Due to the large size of its molecules, this oil is suitable for use as a hair sealant. Castor oil has a high viscosity and is not suitable for fine hair that is more prone to looking greasy and weighted down. However, castor oil is an excellent sealant for thick, curly, or processed hair and works to prevent dryness and keep curls soft and shiny.

How to use castor oil as a sealant: Apply a small amount of oil to damp hair after using shampoo and conditioner. Focus on the ends of the hair as this oil can weigh down hair if you use it heavily on the scalp.

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is both a penetrating and coating oil because of its limited ability to penetrate the hair. This property causes excess oil to remain on the surface while coating the hair. Coconut oil has a wide variety of uses for the hair and scalp. Most notably, it can protect hair from protein loss when hair is exposed to chemical treatments.

As a pre-shampoo treatment, coconut oil prevents hair from drying out and soaking in excessive amounts of water that may cause damage to the hair.

By coating hair after washing, coconut oil reduces friction, makes combing easier, and hair softer. To make your hair look shiny, healthy, and frizz-free, apply a small amount of coconut oil after using shampoo and conditioner. Focus on the ends of your hair to minimize the appearance of split ends and reduce the need for frequent trimming.

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Help Your Hair to Survive Cold Days: Homemade Hair Masks for Winter

Countless hours go into our hair, but far too few go into its very foundation—the scalp. The critically important sebaceous glands produce sebum, a waxy substance that prevents over-drying, from it. Throughout a lifetime, however, our scalp endures chemicals, heat tools, overwashing, hormonal fluctuations, and changing weather. Alone, any one of these is enough to impair the natural oils the scalp’s hair follicles produce. But all together, they can strip away even the most basic protections.

Wintertime especially takes a major toll. Cold air, wind, rain, and snow drain the moisture from hair, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage. Hiding inside is no safe bet either, as the dry air from indoor heating can strip the moisture from your locks just as thoroughly. Consequently, it’s important to educate yourself on how to prevent drying, especially during the harsh winter months. 

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How to Provide Your Hair with Extra Hydration in the Winter

Once the cold rolls in, you’ll need extra protection. But you don’t have to invest in expensive hair products to achieve desirable moisturizing results. A homemade hair mask mixed with kitchen ingredients can be just the savior your hair needs on bitter-cold days

Natural ingredients such as honey, fruit, and nut oils are rich in vitamins and minerals, perfect for locking in moisture and providing additional nutrients. Better yet, you’re likely to have most of what you need already. And whatever you don’t is easily found in your local grocery store.

Just remember, you should adapt your hair care regimen as soon as the temperature drops. Deep conditioning keeps hair elastic and strong during the winter’s challenges. It is recommended that you do these treatments at least twice a month throughout the season. This will further protect your hair from tearing and drying out.

Now that you know what to do, you’ll want to start making your own moisturizing masks. Here are a few to get you started and keep your locks beautiful and healthy!

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Homemade Hair Mask for Winter

1. Egg Yolk and Olive Oil Hair Mask

You will need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Directions (1–2 times a week):

  1. Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix until frothy
  2. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp.
  3. Cover with a shower cap and leave for 20 minutes
  4. Rinse the mask from hair with lukewarm water

2. Homemade Hair Mask with Avocado and Olive Oil

You will need:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon argan or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ⅛ cup coconut milk

Directions (1–2 times a week):

  1. Smash up the avocado and add all ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair, starting with the roots
  3. Wait 30 minutes before rinsing off

3. Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask with Pumpkin Puree and Coconut Oil:

You will need:

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Directions (1–2 times a week):

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Apply to damp hair
  3. Let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing
Blonde woman in a wool winter cap

How to Combat Common Winter Hair Problems

1. Avoid Washing Your Hair too Often

Shampooing over frequently worsens dryness and weakens resistance to external factors. Washing twice a week strikes a near-optimal frequency. If you have problems with excess sebum, use a dry shampoo between washes to refresh your hair and give it volume and a pleasant scent.

Also, make sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo that is gentle on your hair, and use conditioner after each wash. Your rinse-out conditioner should replenish moisture and add slip to minimize damage from combing and styling.

Rinse your hair with lukewarm or cool water (no cold water near the roots!) for smoother and shinier locks.

2. Eliminate Static Electricity

Dry air and sudden changes in temperature may cause static charge in your hair. Staticky hair is impossible to style and is prone to tangling and breakage.

To prevent the appearance of static, use an ionic hair dryer, detangle hair with static-free brushes, and incorporate static tamers into your hair care regimen.

Your clothes can also cause flyaway hair. Wool, nylon, and polyester tend to build static electricity. Choose cotton, linen, and other natural materials that will keep your hair grounded.

3. Dandruff Can Get Worse During the Winter

Dandruff issues worsen during the winter, as the cold weather and lack of humidity create the perfect conditions for a dry, itchy scalp. Unless you want the embarrassing flakes on your clothes, you’ll need a dandruff shampoo. That said, some have an intense smell and can leave your hair feeling dry. Instead, use herbal shampoos formulated to relieve dandruff without stripping natural oils.

4. Protect your Hair from the Cold

Wearing a cap when outside protects against wind, rain, and snow, but no one likes ruined hair. Some materials can make your scalp sweat and create an unpleasant smell. Avoid this by wearing a soft cap with satin or silk underneath as a lining. Silk also prevents hair from developing static or damage due to friction with the cap.

For the cap itself, choose natural materials that allow your scalp to breathe and don’t negatively affect your hair. And don’t wear it for long. Put the cap on your head just before leaving the house and take it off as soon as you get back in.

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5. Keep your House Pleasantly Warm, but not Hot

If the temperature inside your home is much higher than outside, you’ve identified one of the factors that can irritate your skin and scalp.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) states, quite rightly, that 68 °F is the optimal indoor temperature. They also recommend turning down your thermostat below 68 degrees when you go to sleep.

To keep your environment humid and to protect your hair from dry air, use room humidifiers. A humidifier helps retain moisture in the room, adds moisture to your tresses, and keeps your scalp itch-free.

6. Don’t Underestimate the Power of Hair Oils

The sharp wind outdoors and the heat indoors can strip your hair of its natural oils. When this happens, your hair will start to curl in search of moisture. No one wants that annoying frizzy look.

Hot oil treatment is mandatory in winter. Simply take a little olive oil, apply it to dry hair, wrap it in a warm towel, and leave for half an hour before washing.

Use lightweight hair oil and apply it to the ends after styling to smooth staticky strands and impart shine.

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Batana Oil Benefits for Hair and How to Use It

Every season presents its beauty challenges, and winter is no exception.  With wind, rain, snow, and unpredictable swings in humidity, few people’s tresses emerge unruffled.  These pesky variables can be particularly frustrating for those on the curly hair spectrum.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to be winter-ready and optimally manage your mane all year long.  A must-have tool in the hair-benefiting arsenal is batana oil. It is known for its nourishing and moisturizing properties, which make it an effective natural hair treatment. Read on to discover some tricks this incredible oil has up its sleeve.

beautiful African woman using batana oil for her hair

What Is Batana Oil?

Batana oil derives from one of the two palm oil species, the American oil palm(Elaeis oleifera).  This plant is native to tropical Latin America and can be found from Mexico all the way to Peru.  However, despite its high-quality, oil yields are generally low, making it relatively rare compared to its relative, the African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis).

Most commercially available batana oil originates in one place: La Moskitia, Honduras.  The primary producers are the indigenous Miskito people, also known as Tawira or “the people of the beautiful hair.”  Producing this oil has been a part of their culture for centuries, and they believe it to be a miracle oil for skin and hair.

Batana oil has a waxy texture and earthy scent that some people may find unpleasant.  It is all-natural and free from chemicals, making it a safe choice for skin and hair care.

Batana Oil Benefits

The number of beauty-promoting qualities of batana oil appears boundless.  Among the top praises regarding its benefits for hair are:

  • Nourishing
  • Replenishing & Repairing
  • Moisturizing
  • Color Enriching
  • Preventing Hair Loss & Stimulating Growth
  • Shine Enhancing

In addition to these benefits, batana oil helps reverse damage from hair dyes, chemical treatments, and UV pollution. It also helps to keep hair soft, manageable, and frizz-free. In other words, if beautiful hair is your thing, there’s nothing not to like about this oil.

Batana Oil for Hair Growth

As it is high in essential fatty acids, batana oil thoroughly nourishes the scalp.  In the process, it also helps to moisturize the hair, heal injuries, and promote new growth.  How does it do this?

Batana oil is high in oleic and linoleic acid, which hold moisture and nutrients in the hair follicle providing the necessary fuel for longer, shinier locks.  In addition, this added moisture helps prevent breakage while fortifying existing hair, increasing volume, and adding luster simultaneously.

To stimulate hair growth, use the oil on damp hair after washing and concentrate on the spots with thinning hair.

Batana Oil for Grey Hair

Another effect of using this remarkable oil is that it naturally masks greys.  The quality of batana oil is such that it readily penetrates deep into the hair.  In addition to the rest of its beneficial effects, batana oil acts as a natural dye. The pigment of the oil seeps in, darkening your mane with repeating applications, without exposing you to any harmful chemicals in the process.

How To Use Batana Oil

Much like coconut oil, batana oil becomes solid at room temperature.  To use it, you’ll want to liquefy it by heating it in a double boiler.  No double boiler?  No problem! 

Take a heat-resistant mug, bowl, or jar and set it in a pan of water that comes halfway up the sides.  Scoop in the desired amount of batana and enjoy the earthy fragrance as it dissolves into liquid form.

Once it is cool enough to handle, rub it generously into your scalp and all the way to the tips of your hair.  Let it sit for as long as you desire, from a few minutes to overnight.  You can safely leave it on your skin and hair without causing damage. Wash out if and when you’re ready and enjoy your shine!

To keep your hair moisturized, you can use batana oil as a leave-in conditioner. Take a pea-sized amount of the oil and rub it in your hands to liquify it. Apply it throughout your damp hair after washing, focusing on the ends.

Where To Buy Batana Oil

When procuring any item, it’s best to source out the cleanest product available.  Steer clear of fillers, additives, fragrances, or really anything other than 100% pure oil; if you’re able to find organic oil, even better.

Remember, what you put on your skin and hair seeps into your body.  Take care of your beautiful self and use caution in what you apply.  It can be helpful to read several product reviews and press before committing to buying one.

When it comes to online stores, Etsy has the widest choice of batana oil products at affordable prices.

The Takeaway

People are rarely unimpressed by a beautiful head of hair.  Being the proud owner of a healthy mane feels empowering and can help to boost confidence.  When it’s possible to promote this state without costly procedures and the use of chemical-laden products, it’s a win-win.

Batana oil does everything you want for your tresses without any downsides.  It feeds, strengthens, volumizes, adds luster, and generally enhances the hair on your head.   With all those benefits, this oil will likely earn you some bragging rights.  With the finish in sight, the only thing left to do is pass the batana!

beautiful dark-skinned woman using batana oil for her hair

Hot Oil Treatment for Low Porosity Hair: Best Oils and How to Apply Them

What is Low Porosity Hair?

Hair porosity is the ability of hair to attract and hold moisture. If you’re unsure about your hair porosity level, there are several porosity tests you can conduct yourself.  The simplest is the float test which shows how quickly your hair fiber sinks when placed in water.

The Float Test: Take a strand of your hair after shampooing and before applying any product to your hair. Drop the strand in a clear glass filled with water. If the strand floats without sinking, you have low-porosity hair. The strand of high porosity hair will sink quickly to the bottom. Medium porosity will float for a while and then start to sink slowly. You can repeat the test, taking strands from different parts of your head, because it is possible that the porosity level of your hair varies in different areas of your head.

Sensual afro-american girl with low porosity hair

Low porosity hair is influenced by genetics. You can’t change it, but you can manage it.  Knowing your hair porosity level can help you pick the right products for your hair.

The good thing about having low-porosity hair is that it retains moisture well. However, adding moisture to thirsty low porosity hair could be a real challenge. The scales of the outermost layer of the hair, called the cuticle, are tightly packed, leaving no room for moisture to penetrate inside the hair. Another potential problem is that chemical hair treatments, such as coloring or straightening products, are less effective than with normal porosity hair. 

How to Moisturize Low-Porosity Hair

Here are some rules to remember when caring for your moisture-resistant, low-porosity hair. 

Use heat with a deep conditioner

Deep conditioners are designed to penetrate further into the hair than regular conditioners and can deliver moisturizing and nourishing ingredients inside the hair. If your hair isn’t receptive to treatments, you may need to apply heat to lift the cuticles and enable the treatment to penetrate the hair shaft. The simplest way to lift the cuticles is by rinsing your hair with hot water after shampooing. Apply a deep conditioning product while the cuticles are still open, allowing your hair to receive all the moisturizing benefits. If you apply a treatment that is meant to work for a longer time, it would be best if you use a thermal conditioning cap. The heat from the cap will keep the cuticles open, allowing the hair to soak up all the nourishing ingredients.

Use lightweight hair products

People often use hair products in larger amounts when trying to provide their hair with extra moisture. However, the secret is in the proper selection of products that suit low-porosity hair. You should choose water-based products and lightweight oils. Avoid heavy oils and products containing silicones or too much protein. Such products just create buildup without penetrating the hair.

Incorporate hot oil treatments

One of the advantages of hot oil treatment is that it can easily be done at home. You can get a hot oil treatment in a salon, but doing it at home is easy, affordable, and customizable. You can select the oils which your hair needs most and can be sure that your treatment is free of synthetic additives.

Why Hot Oil Treatments are Good for Low-Porosity Hair

When you apply hair oil to your low-porosity hair, it will just coat the strands without penetrating the hair shaft. Your hair needs heat that will lift the cuticle to enable the oil to penetrate the hair. That is why hot oil treatments are a great option for low-porosity hair. By applying heat, you can ensure that the cuticles will open to allow for deep penetration.

Oils that Penetrate Low-Porosity Hair

Thick oils like castor oil and olive oil will sit on the surface of the hair, blocking cuticles that are already tightly packed. Instead, you should go for lightweight oils that can pass through the hair’s cuticle without causing buildup. Some good choices are grapeseed, jojoba, and sweet almond oils.

Grapeseed oil is a fast-absorbing and non-greasy oil. It provides hair with weightless hydration and slip for easy detangling and adds natural shine.

Jojoba oil is lightweight, blends well with other oils, and washes easily from hair. It helps soothe your scalp and reduce itchiness & flaking.

Sweet almond oil has excellent moisturizing properties and helps prevent dry, flaking scalp. It gets absorbed into your hair quickly and helps improve the strength and shine of your locks.

You can’t go wrong if you use other light oils, including argan, avocado, rosehip, moringa, baobab, camellia, maracuja, and pomegranate oils.

You can also add to the mixture a few drops of essential oils, as many have antimicrobial properties and can boost blood circulation. Rosemary, peppermint, lavender, tea tree, and sage essential oils will soothe your scalp and create a good environment for healthy hair.

How to Apply Hot Oil Treatment to Your Low-Porosity Hair

Hot oil treatment for low-porosity hair is most about the right selection of hair oils because the application steps are the same regardless of hair porosity level. 

First, wet your hair before application. Make sure you don’t have a build-up of product or dirt in your hair. Then, pour the oil mixture into a small jar and place the bowl in a pot with hot water. The oil mixture should be warm but not too hot. Massage the oil mixture into your scalp and distribute evenly from the root to the tip of your hair strands. Put on a shower cap and wrap your hair with a towel to keep the oils warm for around 30 minutes or longer. The heat will expand the hair fibers by lifting the scales of the outermost hair layer, so your hair can absorb the oils.

dark-skinned woman with a towel around her head

You can also apply non-heated oils, massage them into your hair, and then apply gentle heat by using a hair dryer.

However, the most convenient method is by using a thermal conditioning cap. You can apply unheated oils and then put the thermal cap which will then heat the oils to make the treatment more effective.

Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo to remove oils from your hair. Repeat the shampooing if needed.

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6 Benefits of Argan Oil for Your Hair and the Best Ways to Apply It

Argan oil is extracted from Moroccan argan trees by pressing its kernels. This pure, cold-pressed oil is rich in vitamin E, fatty acids, polyphenols, and plant steroids that are essential for maintaining healthy hair and skin and is an ancient beauty elixir that has been around for centuries. Today, we use it in cosmetology as an ingredient in numerous beauty products like moisturizers, and as a carrier oil for essential oils.

Cold-pressed argan oil is a chemical-free solution for beautiful hair. The small molecules penetrate the cuticles and nourish your strands from the inside. But what are the benefits of using argan oil, and what is the best way to use it? Keep reading to find out!

1. Argan Oil for Dry Hair

Argan oil is rich in fatty acids that improve the moisture content of hair and add elasticity to dry brittle strands. This oil can penetrate the hair shaft to boost moisture, and, at the same time, it acts as a sealer that prevents moisture loss. It is a great remedy for your thirsty, dry hair.

A young woman applying Argan oil to dry hair

The best way to use argan oil for dry hair is as a pre-shampoo treatment. Apply oil to your hair and scalp and let it soak in for an hour before washing. Brush your hair to distribute the oil evenly, and then put your hair in a bun or wrap it in a towel. You can leave it on overnight if you plan to wash your hair in the morning. Argan oil can be used alone to reduce the drying effect of shampoo, or it can be used in conjunction with other oils. This practice will make your hair silkier, shinier, and less prone to breakage.

You may also apply the oil after washing but be careful not to overdo it. Only apply a small amount to your dry ends.

2. Argan Oil for Dyed Hair

a girl applies oil on dyed hair to get all the benefits of argan oil for hair

If you dye your hair and use bleach, argan oil can help keep your hair healthy. Rich in antioxidants, it will revitalize over-processed hair from the inside. It also forms a layer around the hair shaft that adds smoothness, and shine, and protects hair from breakage and environmental damage.

To revitalize damaged hair, use argan oil as a hair mask once a week. Apply a generous amount and massage it into your hair, focusing on the ends. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.

Alternatively, you can add a few drops of argan oil to your regular shampoo and conditioner.

To smooth and seal split ends, gently massage a few drops of oil into your dry ends.

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3. Softer and Silkier Hair

If your hair is thick and coarse, argan oil can improve the texture of your hair. Not only can it make your hair feel softer without feeling heavy, but it will help with detangling and styling your hair.

To enhance shine and softness, apply argan oil to damp, cleansed hair, and leave it on for at least 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.

You can also apply argan oil to damp hair before using the hairdryer. Put a few drops in your palms and work into the ends and middle part of your hair. If your hair is fine, make sure to use a very small amount.

A beautiful woman with healthy hair nourished with argan oil

 4. Does Argan Oil Make Hair Shiny?

If you are looking for an oil that leaves hair with a radiant shine without weighing it down, look no further. If your hair has lost its shine and feels like straw after years of coloring and/or environmental damage, you can restore its shine by using argan oil. This miracle oil creates a protective layer around the hair shaft, giving a glossy shine to your locks.

To restore shine to your hair, it is best to use argan oil as a leave-in conditioner before blow-drying. Apply a few drops to damp hair, focusing on the ends, then use a brush to distribute the oil evenly for a luxurious shine.

Another easy way to boost shine is to add a few drops of oil to your regular conditioner. Leave the conditioner in the hair for a few minutes and then rinse well.

 5. Argan Oil for Frizzy Hair

Applying argan oil to curly hair

If you experience frizzy hair, argan oil helps reduce the tendency of hair cuticles to swell, which reduces frizz. The oil penetrates the hair, reducing the absorption of moisture from the air and acting as a sealer that locks in the oil and smooths the cuticles, minimizing frizz.

The best way to use argan oil to reduce frizz is to rub a few drops into your hair after washing. This is especially effective if you have medium-to-thick curly hair. You will notice that your curls are more beautifully defined and bouncier. Another option to beautify your curly hair is to use argan oil as an overnight hair mask.

If you have fine hair, apply a very small amount to the ends before blow-drying and that will calm frizz without leaving a greasy look.

To calm down flyaway hairs, put 1-2 drops into the palms of your hands, rub your hands together, and then run through fly-away parts of the hair. You can also apply oil to damp hair before blow-drying or to get a sleeker, shinier finish.

6. Scalp Soother

Woman with healthy hair holds a bottle of Argan oil

Argan oil has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great remedy for dry and itchy scalps. This oil helps cleanse dead skin cells and balances the natural oils of the scalp.  It is especially helpful during the winter months because it helps prevent your scalp from drying out without clogging the pores.

To nourish and soothe dry skin on your head, gently massage pure argan oil into the scalp and leave it on for at least half an hour before washing your hair.

Is Argan Oil Good for Hair Growth?

Argan oil contains inflammation-fighting antioxidants that keep the scalp clean and moisturized. A healthy scalp is a good foundation for normal hair growth. There is no evidence that argan oil promotes hair growth. However, by reducing dryness and brittleness it protects hair from breakage and thus reduces hair shedding. Reducing breakage and splitting not only keeps the hair healthy-looking and beautiful but also means you don’t have to trim the hair as often, which makes it easier for you to achieve the desired length.

Make sure to always buy a premium 100% pure organic argan oil. Read the ingredients carefully and avoid products with added fillers or fragrances. You really don’t need these extra chemicals to enjoy the awesome benefits of argan oil for your hair.

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7 Tips to Grow Natural Black Hair Faster

Written by Vera Aduongo

“How do you grow natural hair fast” is a question that I get asked a lot! And I can understand why. I’ve been a natural for about 7 years now, and my hair goes past my bra strap (it would be longer if I didn’t keep trimming it), and the people asking me often want to know how they can get my results but a lot quicker. Luckily, if you implement these tips (most of which I didn’t implement in those first few years), you will get there a lot faster than I did!

Caveat: While the tips below will help you to grow your natural hair faster, there is a ceiling that your genetics place on how much hair you can grow. So for example, on average, hair grows ½ an inch every month, meaning you can reasonably expect about 6 inches of growth at the end of the year.

However, African American women have been shown to grow hair slower. Take this study, for example, that showed that our hair grew about 4 inches a year. It would appear that based on genetics, our hair just grows a bit slower. These tips are meant to help you hit your maximum growth rate, which will cause you to grow your natural hair faster. Don’t be discouraged if you feel like your hair isn’t growing as fast as you like. It will come around eventually… I promise.

So without further ado, here are my 7 top tips on how to get long natural hair fast.

young female student with long curly hair

1. Take Hair, Skin, and Nails Supplements

I mean, I’m not even fully consistent with this yet, but boy didn’t I notice a difference when I took my supplements consistently! And interestingly, I took a Biotin supplement for about a month just to get my nails less brittle, but I noticed that my hairline started to look fuller. These supplements aren’t just some gimmick! They actually work!

And studies show they are effective. My favorite is this 2012 study measuring the effect of oral supplements on women with thinning hair. The study gave one group of women an oral supplement and the other a placebo. They then measured the number of strands on a 4 cm2 area. The number of hairs in the group that took the supplements doubled in 90 days!

P.S.: You can try out one of the best-reviewed ones on Amazon: Nature’s Bounty Vitamin Biotin Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies.

P.P.S: Supplements are NOT a replacement for a good diet. Eat as healthy as you can, to begin with, and then add on supplements to help your body fill in any gaps that might be present.

2. Nail The Art of Detangling Gently

This! If you skip all the other steps, whatever you do, implement this, and #4. Ripping through your tangles can be so tempting when you’re short on time, and your biceps are beginning to feel sore but don’t do it.

When I first started trying to grow my natural hair, I took this for granted, and as a result, my ends were horrible and tangled a lot. My hair also kept breaking. Ironically, the more tangled my ends got, the harder it was to detangle and the more impatient and rough I became. You get into this cycle that keeps you from seeing the progress you want in your hair. So make sure that you fix this.

If you have enough time and patience for it, look into finger detangling. This is, by far, the most gentle detangling, so it will allow you to keep the most hair on your scalp. If you still love your tools, look into detangling tools, such as the Felicia Leatherwood Detangling Brush and EZ Detangling Brush. Just remember to be gentle when you use these.

young student with long curly hair

3. Trim Your Ends Often

Speaking of damaged ends…. Try and get a trim every 6 months to start with. These trims usually take off the bottom ½ to 1 inch of your hair all around, which can be a game-changer if your ends are damaged, dry, and tangle-prone. If your ends are especially damaged, then you or your stylist may cut off more than that.

Then adjust the frequency of your trims once you get a feel for how long it takes before your ends are a bit ‘dusty’ again.

4. Build Consistent Wash Day & Moisturizing Routines

Consistency is the most important thing in every glow-up. Those small, beneficial habits rack up until you achieve your goal. The same principle applies when you’re trying to grow long natural hair fast.

Consistent, healthy, and manageable wash day and moisturizing routines will get you where you want to be. So take some time to map out what you’d be willing to commit to alongside your fave products and stay consistent. 

5. Protective Style A Loot!

When you’re looking to get long natural hair fast, you want to find a way to give your hair some space to grow and protect it from damage that might lead to breakage. The best way to do this is protective styling. Protective styling, when done properly, reduces the amount of manipulation your hair experiences and protects your ends from damage.

Styles such as flat twists, box braids, crochet braids, or faux locs are great options. If you’re interested in getting some crochet locs this summer, check out this article we did telling you literally everything you need to know before you get any type of crochet loc or faux loc.

6. Pamper Your Tresses with Some Treatments Once in a While

Similar to taking care of your face, your hair can benefit a lot from the occasional mask or treatment. The most common types of hair treatments are moisturizing treatments and protein treatments. These work to boost moisture levels and hair strength respectively.

If you notice that your usual moisture routine just isn’t cutting it anymore, or if it’s winter, then bust out one of your moisturizing masks.

If your hair is feeling a bit limp and kinda mushy or is breaking a lot more than usual, then it might be time for a protein boost. You’ll also want to incorporate protein treatments into your routine if you’ve had any type of chemical treatment done to your hair recently. But you can read all about protein treatments and when and how to do them here.

7. Massage Your Scalp

This one is a nice-to-have, but it makes a load of difference if you want to grow long natural hair. Scalp massages have been shown to increase hair thickness in cases with hair loss and in people who aren’t struggling with hair loss. There’s a debate out there on exactly how this works, but what we do know is it does work.

So try incorporating a 5-minute massage into your routine daily or as often as you can. Because whoever got mad at having thicker strands?!

Tip: Take advantage of your massage time to moisturize your scalp as well. Apply your favorite regular or growth oil and go to town.

Thanks for attending my little TED talk on how to grow your natural hair fast. 😁

Now go out there and be great,


Dark skinned girl with long curly hair

The 5 Best Hair Dryers for Frizzy Hair and Hairdresser’s Tips for Smooth Blowouts

Written by Andrea Haynes

Chances are you felt the struggle of taming frizz. Maybe you fought that dry, dead winter air. You know, the kind that leaves your hair feeling like hollow straw. And it’s such a trap, isn’t it? You put in all that effort to get your hair looking good, only to throw on a beanie to cover that hay up.

Or maybe you’ve finally completed a perfect blowout, your arms are sore but you’re happy. Then, within seconds of stepping out into the summer humidity, poof! Your hair plumps up like a birthday balloon.

The frustration with frizz is a real concern for anyone wanting to maintain a certain style throughout the day. Brides come to mind right away given their styles need to last through thick and thin weather conditions, and on that special day, it needs to be for better not for worse. 

A young girl drying her frizzy hair

So what is one of the best ways to decrease frizz during styling? Starting with a solid foundation is the best place to begin. This means working with the right styling tool. Once you get this down, the rest follows including healthy, bouncy, shiny hair that lasts.

You might be wondering which tool can help fight frizz the most. It’s your blow dryer. If you want strong, healthy hair without spending hundreds on expensive side products, it’s time to throw out your old one or finally get the quality one your hair deserves.

What is Frizzy Hair and Why Do You Get It?

Frizzy hair is the result of a few different things. The most common culprit is dryness. Dry hair is the direct result of a lack of moisture which normally makes the hair supple, shiny, and even strong.

Your sebaceous glands are rooted in your scalp and produce a natural oil that acts as an elixir, coating your hair. Good natural oils, mean minimal frizz.

But as your body produces the oil it needs, there are natural and unnatural factors that strip your hair of these oils, causing dryness. A few of these factors include humid climate, harsh shampoos, hot water, bleaching, and permanent hair dyes (which lift the cuticle to deposit color molecules).

Frizz happens when you are over-styling with hot tools and not using a heat protectant EVERY time you heat style.

Finally, BAD BLOW DRYERS can be the main cause of frizzy hair. 

The Best Hair Dryers to Reduce Frizz

So if you want to give yourself an advantage over dry, frizzy hair, it’s time to look at some blow dryer brands that blow the competition away. Here is a list of brands that come highly recommended for avoiding that brittle dryness that can result in frizz.

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1. Dyson Supersonic Blow Dryer

If you were enamored with their ads, you’ll be even more in love with the actual product. This blow dryer has come along to revolutionize the hair industry and how you experience your hair. The design has been modified in a few ways that impact dryness. The motor has been placed in the handle instead of the head, keeping the weight distribution balanced. So you have more control over how close you hold the nozzle to the actual hair.

Then there’s the force of its wind power which drives the drying process. Instead of using heat that can split the cuticle, it uses the force of the wind to get it dry. The technology is innovative and new and it makes this dryer stand out when it comes to decreasing frizz with its “ceramic core.”

2. SRI Salon Dry Pro Hair Dryer

What’s special about this dryer is its use of red-light therapy or Infrared technology. Essentially what this means is that by using this type of light, you can heat/dry the hair from the inside out vs. the outside in. Blasting the hair cuticle with a regular dryer means the heat/air hits from the outside and can hurt the cuticle, which is why infrared technology is so beneficial.

It also uses ionic technology which means you get small molecules that are attracted to the charges on water molecules. When they connect, they make the water evaporate, meaning the hair will dry faster and with less damage.

3. The BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer

This tiny but mighty device will leave your hair frizz-free and shiny due to its ionic technology. It sports a powerful motor to increase the dry time without compromising the integrity of your hair. This brand is trusted by professionals at large for its ability to decrease frizz and make hair look beautiful.

4. The Dyson Airwrap

The allure of the Airwrap is its detachable components that allow you to create volumized, symmetrical, frizz-free curls without getting confused while looking in the mirror. How many times have you wanted to create gorgeous waves, only to find it impossible to achieve with a regular hair dryer and round brush? The mechanics are physically complicated with normal dryers so the Dyson Airwrap gives you an advantage for silky smooth curls.

5. The Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer

As the name implies, this hair dryer uses Ceramic and ionic technology to keep frizz at bay. The ceramic element helps to lock in moisture, so your hair stays supple. And the ionic part means the water molecules get evaporated more quickly.

The Types of Hair Dryers You Should Avoid

For those of us who have experienced the dreaded hotel room blow dryer, you know exactly what it means when a blow dryer is “bad.” Your hair is not only full of static or “fluffy” once the job is complete, but it feels dry for days after. Hotel blow dryers can be some of the worst out there to use. So be careful and make sure if the dryer in the hotel is not named brand, avoid using it.

So why does this happen? Typically, it’s because these incredibly cheap dryers do not use ionic, infrared, or ceramic technology. Instead, they use sheer heat that has an effect like sandpaper when it comes in contact with your cuticles.

You may have also noticed a faint burning smell when using a blow dryer that damages the hair. It could be related to an electrical issue, or it could be that it’s actually too hot on your hair. Either way, time to get a new dryer.

How to Protect Your Hair from Frizz and Dryness in the Blow-Drying Process

Hairdresser applying styling spray to client's hair

Naturally, blow-drying your hair with a quality tool has everything to do with the health of your hair. But to increase your chances of having a good hair day,  both products and good techniques come into play.

1. Use a quality heat protectant

There are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind with your product usage. The first is to always use a cream-based or spray-on heat protectant to keep your frizz at ease.

What’s the difference between the two? Cream-based heat protectants are going to provide full-coverage protection during the blow-dry. It’s very similar to the way a full-coverage foundation works when you apply makeup vs. a partial one. For people with highlighted hair or very damaged hair, these work best. My all-time favorite cream-based heat protectant is the “Resistance” by Kerastase. It smells divine and truly makes a difference to your hair.

But for people with relatively healthy hair who want volume, a spray heat protectant might be better. Oribe sells one that refreshes and revitalizes hair. It’s lightweight with all-natural ingredients and smells so good, that you can double it as a body spray.

2. Use a lightweight hair oil

In partnership with your heat protectant, you’ll want to use an oil with fast absorption properties. The best one on the market is the Elixir Ultime by Kerastase. This oil can be used on dry or wet hair and coats the cuticles without creating excess oil. If you’ve never used a heat protectant and oil together just before you blow-dry, get ready for a life-changing experience.

3. Use anti-frizz styling products

One more unique product that can help with frizz is the Impermeable Anti-humidity Spray by Oribe. There’s no other product like it on the market. It’s a de-frizzing agent that lasts for hours in your hair even while you face the outdoor elements. It’s one purpose? Simply defrizzes your locks and creates a barrier so that more humidity can’t enter.

4. Get a keratin treatment

Another great tip for faster blow-dry time and a decrease in frizz is to get regular Express Keratins by Keratin Complex. They are amazing at replenishing depleted keratin from the root to the tip of every single hair strand. It creates this weighted, plumped-up hair that responds better to the blow-drying process and leaves your strands frizz-free.

Step-by-Step DIY Blow Drying Techniques

There are many ways to go about blow-drying your hair, but which one is most effective in decreasing frizz? Remember, no matter how good your technique is, if your blow dryer is low quality, it will damage your hair. That’s the first thing to get right in these steps. Next is your methodology.

Follow these 2 methods for blow-drying to decrease frizz and increase volume, bounce, and shine. 

1. The Victoria’s Secret Blowout: Advanced Blow-drying technique

You’ll need Velcro rollers, a quality blow dryer, moisturizing products, clips for parting the hair, a 1 and ¼’ curling iron, and a 2” round brush.

This method gives you ultimate volume, gorgeous beach waves, and absolutely no frizz.

  1. The first step is to apply a heat protectant, a very small amount of oil, and some volumizing mousse by Kerastase while your hair is damp. Then flip your head over and place the nozzle of your dryer near the roots. Allow the dryer to move over the entire head so the heat is distributed evenly.
  2. Stop after a few minutes or the roots feel dry, then flip your head upright again. Take your comb and part a 2” mohawk section along the top of your head. Part out the left and right sides of the head.
  3. Take a round brush and grab a small section at the front of your forehead where your bangs would be. The section should be about the width of your round brush or slightly smaller. Begin by placing the round brush at the base of your scalp behind the first section of hair with the blow dryer pushing the air at the root in the front. Move the brush and the dryer together up the length of the hair.
  4. Then detach the brush and move it back down to the base of the hair and repeat this movement until the section is dried.
  5. When the section is dry, quickly take your large Velcro roller, and starting from the ends of the hair, roll your section down to the root. Continue this along the length of the mohawk section then move to the sides of the head. For the back of the hair, simply blow dry with the round brush, no need to set it with rollers.
  6. Once you’ve set all rollers, let your hair cool off for 10-15 minutes or until it’s cool to the touch, then remove the rollers.
  7. Apply a cream heat protectant and wave your hair with your favorite curling iron.
  8. Finish with Oribe’s Impermeable Anti-humidity spray.

2. The Quick Wave Blowout Method

You’ll need a quality blow dryer, a paddle brush, moisturizing products, and a 1-2” barrel curling iron.

  1. Begin by prepping your hair with the right products according to their directions. Use a quality heat protectant, a small amount of Elixir Ultime Oil, and a volumizing agent (either a mousse or a root lift spray).
  2. Flip your head upside down and tousle it dry. Begin from the roots and use your fingers to gently stretch the hair upwards while directing the blow dryer’s heat and wind power to the area in your fingers. Do this all over your scalp.
  3. Next, flip back up and take your paddle brush, and gently stroke a section of hair from root to tip as your direct the air over it. Do this motion until all parts of the hair are dry.
  4. Then apply more heat protectant and curl your hair with your favorite curling iron using the twist and pull method, so you get an incredibly beachy effect.  
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Why and How to Do a Protein Treatment on Natural Hair

Written by Vera Aduongo

Here’s the Full Low-Down on Why Protein Treatments for Natural Hair

Your hair is made up of many things, and one of them is protein. In fact, 95% of your hair is made out of a protein called keratin. So to say that protein is important for your hair is an understatement. It is absolutely crucial! The protein in your diet gets processed to make keratin, which makes your hair grow longer and stay strong.

However, certain hairstyling practices can damage our hair by interfering with the proteins in our hair. Bleaching, dyeing, excessive heat styling, relaxing and texturizing are all practices that can weaken the hair. There’s also the general wear-and-tear that can happen to our ends as our hair ages. Luckily, you can use protein treatments to help you remedy these situations temporarily.

So today, we’re going to talk about protein treatments: how they work, how to do them, and give you some recommendations on the best treatment products you can try on your hair.

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How Does a Protein Treatment Work?

This can get really technical, really quick, so allow us to use an analogy to explain. Let’s say you have a brick wall, and a storm comes around and damages sections of the brick wall so that some of the bricks are missing. How would you repair that wall? If the damage isn’t too bad, you’d have someone come and replace the bricks that fell out with some new ones. The wall wouldn’t be as good as new, but it would be smoother and stronger, allowing it to do a better job of protecting your property.

Got it? Now, let’s relate this to hair. The brick wall is the outermost layer of your hair called your cuticle. Your cuticle has many sections that overlap just like shingles on a roof do, and these protect the inner structure of your hair from external damage. Just like the damaged brick wall, when the cuticle is damaged, it doesn’t do a good job at protecting what’s inside, and it’s easier for things, including moisture, to easily slip in and out of the inner parts of your hair strand.

A protein treatment is the equivalent of putting in new bricks to replace the ones that were lost. Protein treatments work by temporarily filling the gaps that are present in the cuticles of damaged hair.

What Are the Benefits of Protein Treatments for Natural Hair?

Girl! There are so many benefits of protein treatments for natural hair! Protein treatments reduce breakage, which aids in length and volume retention. They can help restore elasticity. They can improve shine, reduce tangling & split ends, and make the hair smoother and more manageable.

Who doesn’t want that?!

So How Do You Know When to Do Protein Treatment on Your Natural Hair?

Generally, there are 2 ways to use protein: for periodic maintenance or repair of some damage.

If you’re looking to incorporate this into your routine to maintain your hair and not for any repair, then you don’t need to look out for any signs. Just use a low-strength protein treatment according to the instructions on the package and repeat as needed.

If you’re looking to add protein treatments into your regimen to help you make damaged hair more manageable, then you need to look out for a few things. You should consider doing a protein treatment if your hair:

  • Is brittle and is experiencing more breakage than usual
  • Is way more frizzy than usual
  • Isn’t holding the curl pattern (for curly and wavy hair types) and now looks limp
  • Is dry and struggles to retain moisture
  • Is tangling a lot more than usual and has become a lot harder to detangle
  • Feels a bit rough to the touch

You should also consider doing a protein treatment if you:

  • You have bleached or dyed your hair recently
  • Have texturized or relaxed your hair recently
  • Use heat tools such as blow dryers or flat irons frequently
  • Are transitioning from relaxed to natural
  • Have been handling your hair roughly and have noticed that your ends are damaged
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What Are the Types of Protein Treatments, and How Do I Choose the Best Protein Treatment for Me?

What type of protein treatment you should use depends on whether you want to maintain your protein-moisture balance or you want to repair damaged hair.


For this, you’ll want to use a light protein. So opt for something with words, such as strengthening or treatments that mention keratin. These are usually light protein treatments – read the instructions to make sure.

You can get away with using these treatments every few weeks alongside having a good deep conditioning and moisturizing routine.

Tip: If you’re not sure you want to use a protein treatment at all, opt for a strengthening mask such as a henna mask. Henna molecules aren’t small enough to penetrate the hair, so they just sit on the hair, forming a protective layer around it. This layer will help reduce breakage as long as you maintain a good moisturizing routine.


Here’s where we bring out the big guns, okay? Often, for these types of protein treatments, you will have to leave the product in your hair for more than 5-10 minutes, and they’ll often require some form of heat. You’ll also know it’s a high-strength treatment because the instructions for use will tell you not to use this treatment more than once in 2 months.

Most salons will have high-strength protein treatments at their disposal, so you could always go to the salon and have a professional help you out with them.

Please note: Even if your hair is really damaged, please don’t use these protein treatments more than once in 6-8 weeks. Be patient. Your hair may get better after a couple of uses. If it doesn’t improve, your hair may be too far gone, and you just have to cut it off. And don’t skip deep conditioning and moisturizing steps either.

What Are the Best Protein Treatments for Natural Hair?

A good rule of thumb is to look for something with hydrolyzed protein. Hydrolyzed simply means that the proteins in the product are small enough that they can easily penetrate the hair strand. This means that almost all the DIY protein masks we make actually aren’t protein treatments because their molecules are too big. They may be strengthening masks, but they’re definitely not protein masks.

Best DIY Protein Treatment for Maintenance: Gelatin.

Yes, one of your fave kitchen ingredients for dessert is a great DIY option for a protein treatment. The best part? It’s a hydrolyzed protein for cheap! Mix it the same way you would if you were baking, wait until it gets warm, and apply it to your hair.

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Best Storebought Protein Treatment for Maintenance: Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

This is an everybody and their mama type of product (2000 5-star reviews) because it just works! It doesn’t take long to do, doesn’t require any heat, and is light enough that it can be used frequently with a good deep conditioner and not completely mess up your hair. Apply it to freshly shampooed and conditioned hair, rinse out when done, and follow up with a deep conditioning treatment.

Best Storebought One-Step Protein + Moisture Treatment for Maintenance: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein Treatment.

If you’re looking to fit protein treatments into your routine in the most efficient way, then a 2-in-1 like this is your best option. You get all your hydration and strengthening at a go!

Beautiful African Woman with protein-treated hair

Best At-Home Protein Treatment for Repairing Damaged Hair: Aphogee Two-step Treatment Protein for Damaged Hair

Aphogee just knows what they’re doing when it comes to protein! This intensive protein treatment should be reserved for when your hair is really damaged, and you want something stronger to jumpstart your recovery process. Apply to freshly shampooed and conditioned hair, sit under a hooded dryer for up to 10 minutes and rinse out when done. Please don’t manipulate your hair after the treatment has started to harden. Follow up with Step 2 and rinse that out when done.

But Wait, You Need to Be Careful with Protein Treatments

If your hair is healthy and not damaged, you need to be mindful of how often you use a protein treatment. If you do it too frequently or use something too strong, your hair might move into a state called protein overload.

You’ll know that you’re suffering from protein overload because even after washing out the protein treatment and using a moisturizing deep conditioner, your hair will still feel dry and rough. Over the next few wash days after that, you’ll notice that your hair breaks more than usual, tangles more than usual, and doesn’t stay moisturized.

So please do not use protein treatments more than recommended by the product or your hairstylist.

Another thing that can help you avoid protein overload is making sure to start with light-strength treatments. So, for example, you can opt for strengthening treatments rather than protein treatments that penetrate the strands. A slight step up from that can be using a product that is both a protein and moisturizing conditioner. These can often be used a lot more, and both of those options are great for people who are just looking to maintain healthy hair.

You should only look to strong protein treatments when your hair is damaged, and even then, do not use them more frequently than recommended because they might end up doing more harm than good.

Lastly, when your hair starts to feel healthy again, please stop using the protein treatments altogether. Wait a couple of weeks and see how your hair is doing. Only use your protein treatment again when your hair has started to feel off again.

Any other questions you have about protein treatments that we haven’t covered? Please let us know in the comments below, and we’ll be sure to get back to you!

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6 Heated Caps for Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments

Struggling with dry, frizzy, and rough hair. Plus, the ends of your hair tend to split after years of heat styling. To make things worse, regular conditioning treatments are no longer doing the trick.

A thermal cap for deep hair conditioning is the solution for people dealing with lackluster, dried-out locks. This cap can boost the efficiency of treatments you apply to combat dryness and brittleness, especially if you have stubborn, low-porosity strands.

What is a Heated Hair Cap?

A heat cap is a reusable conditioning cap that helps you maximize the benefits of deep conditioning hair treatments. The principle is simple: the heat helps to open the cuticle, allowing moisture and hair products to penetrate deeper. Without the heat, products just sit on top of your hair rather than penetrating the hair shaft.

A heating hair cap brings your deep conditioning routine to a higher level without hurting your pocket like a salon treatment would. It works great for hair masks and hot oil treatments.

Deep conditioning caps will accommodate any hair type and texture. Plus, they are so easy to use and are much more convenient than sitting under the dryer.

a worried woman checking her damaged hair

Types of Heated Caps

There are two main types of thermal hair caps: cordless/microwavable and electric. Which type is right for you depends on several factors, including your personal preferences. Let’s take a closer look at these two heat cap types and at some related products.

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Cordless Heat Cap for Deep Conditioning

This hands-free deep conditioning cap is designed to produce gentle heat for up to 30-45 minutes. The cap is filled with flaxseed or a kind of gel that can hold heat for a while. You need to warm up the cap in the microwave for a minute or two before placing it on the hair. As the name says, you don’t have to struggle with an electrical cord or stay near an electrical outlet during the treatment session. Instead, you can freely move around and continue with your duties.

Deep Conditioning Microwavable Heat Cap by ThermalHairCare

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When it comes to deep conditioning cordless heat caps, Hot Head is the biggest name in the game. This is a high-quality cap created by a professional stylist to give you access to salon treatments in your home. Hot Head heat caps are made using only all-natural materials and are environmentally friendly products. They are filled with flaxseed and will retain the heat for up to 30 minutes. Additional pluses are that these thermal caps are reversible, soft to the touch, and very easy to use.  

2. Deep Conditioning Thermal Cordless Heat Cap by Glow by Daye

Super comfortable and lightweight, the “Grape” cordless deep conditioning heat cap is an easy runner-up option for all hair types. It’s designed with comfort and effectiveness in mind, allowing for up to 30 minutes of top-notch treatments. Flaxseed inside each bonnet ensures that heat radiates through the cap evenly and gently.

3. Flaxseed Deep Conditioning Heat Cap by Boloye

This microwave heating cap is made of soft and comfortable microfiber cotton fabric and has an interior filled with flaxseed. Flaxseed ensures even heat distribution through the entire cap.

Boloye Heat Cap has adjustable elastics to accommodate most head sizes and hair lengths.

The packaging includes several plastic disposable shower caps and a nice soft pouch for traveling and storing.

The main downside is that it cools quite quickly. It stays hot for about 15 minutes, so you may have to reheat it to finish your treatment.

Electric Heating Caps for Hair

Electric heating caps must be connected to an electrical outlet to work. Once you plug the unit in, it will start to produce heat. The benefit of going the electric route is that the temperature will remain constant for much longer than when you use cordless options. Plus, they are quiet and comfortable and don’t burn your skin.

4. VICARKO Hair Steamer Thermal Heat Cap

Although labeled as a steamer, this electric heat cap doesn’t produce steam. Instead, the VICARKO heating cap provides consistent heat and distributes it evenly. The heat lifts the hair cuticle, dramatically improving the results of your hair treatment. The VICARKO heat cup reaches 45℃ at the low-temperature setting and 65℃ at the high setting, allowing you to select the comfortable temperature for your hair type.

A wide and deep design ensures that you will easily cover all areas of your head. It is still compact enough to find a place in your cabinet and carry while traveling. Although this cap comes only in one universal size, an adjustable head strap allows it to fit different head sizes.

The most convenient feature is the built-in attemperator. This means that the unit will shut off once it reaches the desired temperature to prevent overheating. It will turn back on after the temperature drops. You can set one of two available temperature options and relax or work on your laptop.

5. Luxebell Hair Steamer Deep Conditioning Heat Cap

Luxebel heat cap is designed with a high front and low back to easily cover your head. This heat cap does not put out steam but with the conditioner you use and a plastic cap over the hair, it works like a steamer. It gets hot quickly and distributes heat evenly.

The unit has two levels of heat control 113- and 149 degrees F. When the temperature reaches 149 degrees, the heat will turn off by itself to prevent overheating. When the temperature drops below 25 degrees, the cap will automatically turn on and continue to produce heat.

The unit is compact, foldable, and doesn’t take up a lot of space for storage.

6. Tyche Pro Professional Heat Cap

The Tyche Pro Professional Heat cap is another choice for those looking for an electric option. This heat cap comes with three heat modes to adjust settings for fine, normal, or thick hair. It does a good job of allowing the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft.

However, there are many reports about heat not being evenly distributed through the cap.

The Benefits of Deep Conditioning Caps

  1. Helps hydrate dry strands: With a heat cap, you can make deep conditioning treatments much more effective. The heat opens the hair cuticle, which maximizes the effects of your hair products. This helps to hydrate dry strands, reverses the effects of damage, and restores softness and shine.
  2. Easy to use and budget-friendly: When your hair needs a moisture boost but you can’t afford a professional salon treatment, heat caps are a good alternative. They are an achievable option for any budget. They are easy to use and much more comfortable than sitting under a hooded dryer.
  3. Improve hair elasticity: Using heating caps is an efficient way to reduce hair breakage and avoid split ends on your hair. They can straighten both curly and straight hair. Deep conditioning with the heat cap may be the only thing standing between you and gorgeous curls with incredible elasticity and bounce.
  4. Promotes blood circulation in the scalp: Heat improves blood circulation in the scalp area for better oxygen and nutrient supply. Enhanced blood circulation in the scalp area creates an optimal environment for faster hair growth.
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How to Use a Heat Cap to Deep Condition your Hair

Whether you’ve opted for the cordless or electric option, using a heat cap for deep conditioning is really simple.

  1. Wash your hair as normal and gently pat dry to remove excess moisture.
  2. Apply a moisturizing hair treatment of choice to your hair.
  3. Put a shower cap underneath the heat cap to keep the heated cap clean and prevent burning your scalp.
  4. For the cordless heat cap: place it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Turn the cap over and microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Flip it once more and heat it for the final 30 seconds.
  5. For the electric heat cap: Plug the heat cap in and set the heat that matches your hair type.
  6. Place the heat cap over your hair saturated with the conditioning product.
  7. Continue the treatment but no longer than 30 minutes per time.
  8. Once completed, rinse the conditioner out with cool water to close the cuticle and lock in moisture inside your hair.
  9. Style hair as normal and enjoy your silky, hydrated locks.

Final Words

A heat cap is a convenient alternative to sitting under a dryer and an easy, inexpensive way to improve the health and hydration of your hair. Whether you opt for a cordless or electric model, you can achieve professional deep conditioning results without expensive trips to the hair salon. You can be sure that your hair will effectively absorb moisture and your favorite hair products for improved softness, and manageability.

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How to Keep Hair Straight Overnight to Save Time in the Morning

6 easy ways to maintain sleek styles while you slumber 

Straight hair isn’t all that easy to come by these days. With all the blow-drying, flat ironing, pressing, and fussing, it’s no wonder why women are ready to pull their hair out at the slightest sight of one frizzy strand. And if it wasn’t hard enough to achieve that pin-straight style during the day after all the blood, sweat, and tears it took to get that sleek look, then how on earth are you supposed to salvage your style for the next day?

Well, you don’t have to worry because we are going to dive into the top five methods of keeping your hair nice and straight while you sleep so that your mane is the last thing on your mind in the morning.

1) It’s All in the Preparation

woman in bed wearing a sleeping mask

First things first, getting straight hair to last through the night begins by making sure your hair has been properly straightened, to begin with. Think about this…if you don’t start with the smoothest results possible, then don’t expect silky tresses that will last you until the following morning.

For hair as straight as it can be, invest in a good blow-dryer brush that not only effectively dries your hair, but smooths it at the same time. What an ingenious concept, right?! The best part about this two-in-one magical gadget is that it completely eliminates the cumbersome task of having to use two hands to blow-dry your hair. And the end results are just as fabulous!

Bonus tip: Finish your blow-drying session with cool air to close your hair strand’s cuticles for a glassy, silken effect.

2) Create an Invisible Shield with an Anti-Frizz Serum

If drier temperatures are a straight-haired girl’s best friend, then high humidity must be her worst enemy. Nothing is more frustrating than perfecting that bone-straight, crinkle-free hairstyle just before leaving the house, only to step one foot out the door and feel your locks frizzing up due to all that moisture in the air.

Instead of swearing off the outdoors in the summertime for the rest of your life, there’s a simpler, less dramatic solution to giving your hair a fighting chance in the war against humidity. Using a silicone-based serum will create an invisible barrier between your hair strands and the atmosphere, which will discourage frizz by blocking water molecules from absorbing into your hair shaft, giving you all the freedom to frolic outside, even when the dew point is high.

Bonus tip: Use a good clarifying shampoo to thoroughly remove any buildup caused by the frequent use of products containing silicones.

3) An Idea You Can Wrap Your Head Around

Wrapping your hair around your head and securing it with a satin or silk headscarf is a great way to keep your hair straight. This technique may take a little practice, so you may want to watch a couple of tutorials on YouTube to perfect the method, but once you do, you will marvel at the results.

This method works by using your head like one gigantic roller. Just brush your hair flatly around your head, pinning it down as you go until no hair is left hanging. Finish by tying your hair in a silk or satin scarf to keep everything in place.

Bonus tip: Using a soft, boar-bristle brush will give you smoother results while helping to guide each strand around your head easily.

4) Pineapples Aren’t Just a Tasty Treat 

Keeping your hair stretched and straight overnight is as simple as putting it into a pineapple. Just gather all your hair up into a high ponytail and secure it with a scrunchie or a band made of fabric. Keep your hair tie nice and loose, only wrapping it around once to avoid creating dents and creases. Remember, we’re going for ultimate smoothness here.

a girl with a pineapple hairstyle

And to maximize the protection factor, don’t forget to wrap your head in a slippery silk or satin scarf to prevent moisture loss and avoid breakage from the friction caused by harsher fabrics.

5) Use Straightening Shampoo and Conditioner

The process of creating sleek hairstyles actually begins with your shampoo and conditioner. With the right shampoo and conditioner, it is also easier to keep your hair straight after styling. There is a type of hair shampoo advertised as straightening shampoo. These shampoos are not formulated to make hair sleek, but they do make hair more manageable and easier to straighten by using a flatiron. Straightening shampoos have moisturizing, detangling, and smoothening properties. They help smooth out frizz, add shine, and cut your styling time in the morning.

Bonus tip: Use silicone-free smoothing shampoos or make sure to clarify your hair periodically to prevent buildup from silicones that do not dissolve in water.

6) Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

Cotton pillowcases tend to absorb moisture from the hair and create friction. Increased friction leads to tangles, frizz, and an increased risk of hair breakage. Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase may ruin the sleek finish of your flat-ironed hair, creating bad hair days.

To protect your straight hairstyle while sleeping, you need to replace your cotton pillowcase with a silk one. Silk is especially beneficial for curly hair that has a problem with retaining moisture. Silk doesn’t steal moisture from your hair, nor create friction that makes your hair messy and tangled. Silk helps to retain the freshness of your straight hairstyle overnight, making styling in the morning a lot easier.

dark-skinned girl sleeping on a silk-pillowcase

Bonus tip: Satin pillowcases provide the same benefits to your hair while they are more affordable than silk ones. You can also consider a bamboo pillowcase as a vegan alternative to a silk one.

Final Thoughts

When you spend a lot of time striving to achieve silky straight tresses, you want those results to last for more than just an afternoon. With some good prep work, helpful styling tools, and effective techniques you can do with ease, you’ll be on your way to having sleek hair for days on end.

How to Protect Your Hair from Sweat During Exercise

It is no secret that working out does wonders for your body. Not only does it help to reduce stress and the risk of chronic health conditions, but it also has the amazing ability to encourage hair growth by increasing blood flow to your scalp.

But as beneficial as exercise can be for your physical form, sweaty buildup accumulating in your scalp during exercise can potentially do damage to your precious tresses. So, before you head out and hit the gym for your next Zumba or spin class, let’s get you prepped with six ways to protect your mane while working out.

1. Tie Up Your Hair to Prevent It from Sweating

girl with a protective hairstyle having a break in the gym

This may sound like common sense to most avid gym-goers, but you’d be surprised by the number of women who work out wearing their hair down. I know, it’s mind-boggling. Keeping hair pulled up in a high bun or ponytail not only keeps your hair clean by keeping it off your face as you sweat, but it also prevents your hair from getting accidentally pulled or tugged, or even worse; possibly snagged in a piece of gym equipment! Ouch! But stranger things have happened.

You also want to make sure that you leave your hair tied up after your workout to allow time for the sweat to evaporate. This is essential for those who may not immediately shower right after a workout as you don’t want to unleash those tresses onto a sweaty neck and shoulders. In the meantime, put a towel over your holders to absorb the sweat.

2. Wait to Wash for a While

If you had plans to wash your hair the night before or the morning of your workout, you may want to think twice. Freshly washed hair gets temporarily robbed of the protective oils that coat each strand. And as a result, it is in its most vulnerable state when having to deal with the elements. The moisture-stripping effect of the salt in sweat will dry out your luscious locks, making your hair prone to breakage, and we don’t want that, do we?

So, wait to wash your hair until right after doing that heart-pumping, sweat-inducing workout. That way, it gives your scalp time to reproduce sebum, which is the oily substance produced near your follicles that slides down the length of your strands to keep them lubricated.

A woman in hero pose wearing a protective hairstyle

3. Stock Up on the Dry Shampoo

One item you should definitely have in your gym bag at all times is your favorite dry shampoo. Interestingly, this product is marketed primarily as a styling option to refresh your hair and allow you to save time by skipping a wash day or two…or three.

But one of the best ways to use dry shampoo is before your gym routine. Think of it as a deodorant/antiperspirant for your hair. It will help to absorb all the excess oil and sweat from your scalp before it can gunk up your hair and clog your follicles. Plus, you will really appreciate the odor control it provides. Many dry shampoo formulas come in an array of light and fresh scents.

Make sure not to overuse dry shampoo as this can result in product buildup on your scalp and hair. Use a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo at least once a month and do scalp exfoliation treatment biweekly.

Cute young woman in the gym with dumbbells

4. Shorter Hair Doesn’t Mean Short on Care

Just because your hair isn’t long enough to caress your shoulders or even brush up against the back of your neck, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take similar measures as your longer-haired friends do before getting that good workout in. Short hair still needs the same protective care while at the gym to keep it healthy and thriving.

Use soft hair accessories to gently keep your hair off your face, like wide, non-slip, lightweight, headbands that prevent sweat from dripping into your eyes. Stay away from harsh fabrics that could potentially pull and snag around the perimeter of your hair. 

5. An Assortment of No-Hassle Hairstyles for the Gym

Although it may not seem all that important, choosing the right hairstyle for the gym is as crucial as the outfit you decide to wear. Try to stay away from any style that causes unnecessary pulling and tugging, especially around your fragile hairline. 

Braiding or twisting your hair up is a great way to add a little flair while keeping it out of the way. Styles like these that intertwine the strands increase your hair’s ability to withstand constant manipulation as opposed to just wearing loose hair pulled back in a ponytail. You can also do a French roll and use straight pins to hold it firmly in place. That way, the ends of your hair stay safely tucked within the style and out of harm’s way.

Afro American young strong sportswoman doing abs exercises

6. Deep Condition to Keep Tresses in Tip-Top Shape

We all know the enormous benefits deep conditioning has in reviving a dull, dry mane, which is restoring shine, increasing elasticity, and adding tremendous softness. And while your body requires sufficient rest in between workouts to maximize your results, your hair needs recovery time too in the form of deep conditioning.

After washing your hair with your favorite shampoo, opt for a deep conditioner over your regular, instant conditioner that you throw on and quickly rinse right out. Instead, go for a product that contains natural moisturizing ingredients, like glycerin, sea kelp, and fruit extracts, and leave it on under a warm towel for 30 minutes to allow your hair’s cuticles to slightly lift, letting the conditioner do its restoration work.

beautiful young woman near the net tennis court lying on the floor

7. Look for Workout-Friendly Accessories

To feel comfortable and stay focused on your workout, you need to use hair accessories that are comfortable to wear and stay put without slipping.

Snag-Free Hair Elastics: Ordinary hair elastics can pull hair and cause breakage. Use hair ties that have an ideal level of elasticity. Your hair ties should be made of a material that does not tangle or damage the hair.

Spiral hair ties: Thanks to their spiral shape and smooth surface, they put less pressure on your hair than traditional hair ties. This telephone cord-like hair tie can be easily removed from wet hair, which helps to minimize tangles and hair breakage.

Workout Headbands: This hair accessory works for all lengths of hair. Hairbands should be made of elastic and soft material that absorbs moisture and is easy to maintain.

Cute young woman boxing and wearing braids

Final Word

We spend a lot of time and money to make sure our hair looks as good as it can. So, don’t throw all that effort away by skimping on the preparation for getting your hair ready to endure a grueling workout at the gym. Taking the time to ensure that your mane continues to flourish while working out will only complement the results of what consistent exercise will do for your body, and you deserve to have both.

young woman is-preparing hair for workout

How to Deep Condition Hair and what Are The Benefits for Different Hair Types

What’s Deep Conditioner?

Young woman with long hair in bathroom

Like regular visits to the doctor, dentist, and auto shop, deep hair conditioning is a healthy habit that gives you peace of mind (and mane!). In fact, it’s a powerful hair-nourishing treatment that pampers your tresses with moisture and vital nutrients. Although innovative, damage-fighting hair products such as bond multipliers have entered the market in recent years, deep conditioning treatment is still used as a highly effective way to maintain healthy, bold, and beautiful hair.

Specifically, the active ingredients in the treatment are combined to suit the unique needs of different hair types and individualized concerns. Moisturizing deep conditioners contain ingredients such as hair oils, butter, glycerin, panthenol, and fatty alcohols that work to impart softness and shine. Deep conditioners designed to temporarily repair damaged hair, in addition to hydrating ingredients, include hydrolyzed proteins which can also add strength to damaged locks.

Beautiful young woman applying mask her hair

Regular Conditioners vs. Deep Conditioners: Pudding vs. Crème Brulee

So why can’t we get the same boosts from regular conditioners? The main difference between regular and deep conditioners is the depth of penetration inside the hair. The action from a regular conditioner merely takes place on the surface of the hair strands. Daily conditioners coat the hair, reducing the frizz-causing friction that makes it difficult to comb and style your hair.

Yet deep conditioners are meant to be left on the hair for longer than regular conditioners. They can lift the cuticle and go deep into the hair shaft, thus nourishing your hair from the inside out. Thanks to the deeper penetration, the treatment continues to work inside your hair even after rinsing it.

Plus, deep conditioners offer creamier textures and much thicker consistencies than regular conditioners. They’re available in jars or tubes, unlike regular conditioners that usually come in bottles.

DIY Deep Conditioners vs. Store Bought Deep Conditioners

The main advantage of using any homemade or DIY hair treatment is that you can customize the ingredients to fit your specific hair needs. Such treatments are also free of preservatives and other synthetic ingredients. However, you’ll need to learn about the functional properties of the ingredients you’ll use. If you prefer hassle-free deep conditioning, there are ready-made products available designed for various hair problems. In addition to providing the desired outcome, these store-bought products also save you the time you’d invest in preparing the treatment yourself.

A beautiful young woman applies deep conditioner after washing hair

Benefits of Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments: Stealth Health, Damage Buster, Tress Tamer, and More!

The ingredients in the deep conditioning treatment are selected to infuse thirsty and damaged hair with moisture and vital nutrients. Your hair will be healthier and more resistant to damage. All types of hair can benefit from deep conditioning. Below, we’ve listed some of the main benefits that deep conditioning treatments cater for different hair problems:

  1. Damaged hair: If you dye your hair frequently, your hair may become overly porous and may feel brittle, like straw. Bleach and chemicals in permanent dyes often leave hair dry, fragile, and prone to breakage. That’s why your processed hair needs some serious TLC. A deep conditioning treatment replenishes lost moisture and elasticity in bleached hair, thereby making it more resistant to breakage and splitting. It makes your hair feel soft and silky; besides, your color will last longer.
  2. Unmanageable hair: If your hair is coarse and unruly, you need to put a great deal of effort to keep it looking good. Fortunately, a well-composed deep conditioning treatment can restore softness and pliability to unmanageable hair. This makes combing and brushing easier and helps prepare your hair for styling. Tame those wild child tresses!
  3. Curly hair: Curly hair is by nature drier than straight hair, which makes it quite vulnerable to damage and breakage. Deep conditioning treatment gives the necessary moisture to curly hair, improves detangling, and makes the curls look healthier and shinier.
  4. Frizz-prone hair: If you live in an area where it’s humid in the summer, your hair may be subject to frizz. On the other hand, dry air in the winter may increase static electricity in your hair. Deep conditioning treatment helps to moisturize hair from the inside, balance hair porosity, and keep frizz and static under control.
Pretty young woman with damaged hair

How to Use a Deep Conditioner

For best results, apply the treatment to wet hair after shampooing. Leave it to work for 5-40 minutes or according to the instructions. Some people prefer to apply the treatment to dry hair, but wet hair makes it easier to evenly distribute products with a creamy texture. Then cover your hair with a plastic shower cap. After the recommended time has passed, rinse the treatment from your hair. You don’t need to use a regular conditioner.

Do You Need Heat for Deep Conditioning?

The application of heat will increase the effectiveness of deep conditioning treatments. Some ingredients in the treatment can penetrate the hair shaft without the application of heat. However, the heat opens the cuticle and encourages deeper penetration, enhancing the benefits of the treatment. The optimal heat, which is both comfortable and effective, is around 95 ° Fahrenheit.

The application of heat is especially important if you have low-porosity hair. Low-porosity hair has a tightly closed cuticle which tends to decrease the effectiveness of hair treatments.

How Often should you Apply Deep Conditioner?

If your hair is dry or colored, or you frequently use hot styling tools, you should deep condition it once a week. If your hair is in good shape, then deep conditioning treatment performed biweekly helps replenish moisture and prevent damage from brushing, styling, and damaging environmental factors. You can do this treatment whenever your hair needs extra care and moisture to stay healthy, bright, bold, and beautiful.

Are you ready to roll in the deep today?

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