We women are serious about our deep conditioning – a day will be preselected, we’ve decided on our deep conditioning snack and what to watch as we detangle. It’s a ritual that is greatly appreciated by our hair. How long do you condition your hair; 60 minutes, 2 hours, overnight?
It’s all about balance, ladies. The goal is the perfect protein to moisture ratio….which means, not over conditioning your hair. 20- 30 minutes will do; the key ingredients that can stick to hair will do so within seconds of applying the conditioner. After 30 minutes from initial application, hair no longer absorbs conditioner. Adding heat assists in the swelling or opening of cuticles, allowing for increased benefits of your conditioner’s ingredients. Mission complete!
All summer I will be stressing the importance of moisturizing your mane, but it’s also important to follow the “everything in moderation” motto. Having too much of a good thing (conditioner) can actually start damaging your locks and cause limp, greasy strands over time.
Love Your Hair,