What does deep conditioner do for hair? Some might say it conditions, and they’d be 100% correct. But many don’t know that deep conditioner carries many more exciting benefits you might not expect.
In this article, we’ll share some secret benefits of deep conditioner. Whether you’re looking for an interesting hair read or are considering whether you should add deep conditioner to your hair regimen, this article is the right one for you. Let’s get right into the secrets!
Severe Damage Repair
Did you go overboard with the hair color or heat style your hair to oblivion? Deep conditioner could be the perfect remedy for you. Those with protein or bond-building technology can give your hair a substantial pick-me-up and repair your strands from the inside out. You could see an improvement in your hair after just one use.
Enhanced Hair Manageability
If you wish your hair was more manageable, you’re not alone and help is out there. One of the most critical and lesser-known benefits of deep conditioner is cuticle smoothing. The hair cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair, and it can get roughed up through everyday wear and tear, excessive chemicals, physical manipulation, and more.
Deep conditioner can smooth those cuticles, giving you sleeker, softer hair. When your strands are smoother, they glide past each other easier and cooperate better during styling, making them easier to manage.
Restored pH Balance
Those who are new to caring for their hair may not know much about the relationship between the hair’s pH and its overall health. But there’s a lot to gain by managing your hair’s pH balance.
Depending on the deep conditioner you choose, it may be able to get your hair’s pH back to its optimal level (between 4.5 and 5.5). When your hair has reached its happy place regarding its pH, it’s less likely to suffer from frizz and breakage, as the hair cuticle will be sealed.
It’ll also be better protected to resist damage and retain moisture. Its oil production will likely also return to a healthy level. All of this is great for hair health and reaching your length goals.
A Delightful Shine
When your hair is dull and dim, you might reach for shine spray or oils. But you don’t have to do that because your deep conditioner can leave your hair with a beautiful, luminous shine. And it’s all because it smooths the outer portion of the hair (the hair cuticle).
With smoother, sleeker hair strands, the sun and other light sources will bounce off of your strands more evenly, and you’ll notice more shine.
In addition, deep conditioners contain super hydrators and shine-inducing oils that stay behind after you rinse the deep conditioner out.
So, there you have it – 4 secrets about deep conditioners. If you don’t have a go-to deep conditioner, we encourage you to experiment with a few to find out which ones your hair likes. We hope you learned something new, and we wish you the best with your hair!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.