When it comes to repairing damaged hair, you want to make sure that you keep some kind of a deep conditioning routine that you do regularly. Before I stopped using heat on my hair, my hair was really damaged and would barely curl at all. I started doing my routine once every week, every time I would wash my hair. You want to make sure that you’re consistent with your routine. The more you keep up with doing it, the better results you will see in your hair.
For this routine, you’ll need three different products. Your preferred shampoo/conditioner, and a deep condition treatment/masque. The products I use are the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration shampoo and conditioner. For the hair masque, I use the Creme of Nature Argon Oil Strengthening Hair Masque. I found that these all work really well for naturally curly hair. They all work to hydrate and tighten your curls.
Where to Start
1. The very first thing you’ll want to do is wash your hair. Make sure to do at least two washes to make sure you’re hair is clean of all the dirt and previous products. I would recommend that you not comb your hair until you apply the conditioner. It will detangle your hair so that you’re not creating more breakage. After your hair is free of everything, rinse all the shampoo out.
2. After washing your hair, apply enough of the conditioner to go throughout your whole head. I like to massage it into my hair and into my scalp. You’ll want to leave it in your hair for at least five minutes. This is when I take my wide-tooth comb to my hair. This conditioner gets rid of tangles so that the comb goes through smoothly. When the 5 minutes is up, rinse your hair. Make sure you get all of the conditioner out.
3. When you’ve rinsed all of the conditioner out, take a towel to your hair. You’ll want your hair to still be damp, not completely dry. Take a generous amount of the deep conditioning hair masque apply it to every part of your hair. I had a lot of dead ends so when I do this I focus on the ends, making sure i get them saturated in the treatment. I also like to massage it into my scalp for about 3 minute. This will stimulate your hair follicles.
4. With your entire head covered in the treatment, cover it with a plastic shower cap. This next step isn’t required but I like to do this to get the chemicals moving and working. If you have a hair dryer, sit under it for about 10 minutes. If you don’t have one, you can use a blow dryer instead. With any of these methods, let the product sit in your hair for at least 30 min.
5. Lastly, all you have to do is rinse the masque out of your hair, style and go.