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Conditioners are a huge part of our natural hair routines. They are necessary…no essential to ensure our hair stays healthy. Let’s face it, we put a serious beating on our hair daily! From dying, to straightening to curling and detangling, we are forever manipulating our strands. Add sun, wind and other elements and you really see the damage that can be inflicted to our strands. All of these things can and do cause permanent damage if we don’t counter against them and even though you may use a regular everyday conditioner, something stronger is needed.

The Need for Deep Conditioning
For naturally straight hair, the need to deep condition is not necessary as often as for curly, coily or kinky hair. Let’s face it…their hair can take more of a beating than our more fragile tresses can take. Kinky, coily, curly hair is delicate because the cuticle of a curl naturally remains slightly raised. This makes the strands more susceptible to breakage and split ends. We must always be gentler to our strands no matter what so it stands to reason we would need a deep conditioner more often. If naturally straight-haired women can go once a month with a deep conditioner you can best believe we need to be deep conditioning weekly or during every washday.

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  • For anyone interested, Rhassoul Clay is an excellent, natural deep conditioning clay that you can add your own ingredients to!

  • Anonin

    So we use deep conditioning after shampooing and don’t need to condition after right?

    • Alitttlefre

      Actually you need both. The surface conditioner is necessary for detangling. The deep conditioner (if it’s a good one) locks in the moisture in your hair so it stays moisturized until the next time you wash your hair. Also, if you use it regularly, it strengthens your hair over time so it’s less prone to breakage. So in essence, the surface conditioner is for the short term and the deep conditioner is for the long term. :)

    • Anonin

      Thanks gotcha. :3 I meant like after using the deep conditioner though is conditioning your hair still necessary or are you free to go on to styling?

  • For me two eggs and warm coconut oil make my hair 100% frizz free.

    • How do you get the eggs out though?? I’ve learned the hard way that in order to avoid scrambled eggs in your hair to rinse w/ cold water, but how do you ensure the eggs are completely removed?

  • Alitttlefre

    This is a terrific list but you mention scalp a few times and conditioners are not for your scalp; they’re only of your hair. Shampoos are for your scalp. If you have dry scalp or other scalp problems, you need to use shampoos or moisturizers that specifically address those issues.

  • I couldn’t agree more with you on the benefits of deep conditioning regularly. I love this selection of deep conditioners, Sabrina!
    My first choices would be the Camille Rose Natural Algae Deep Conditioner and the Eden BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Deep Conditioner!