We understand that not everyone has time to get to the salon every time their hair is screaming for some extra moisture so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tips and tricks to getting salon-quality deep conditioning treatments in the comfort of your own home. No matter what treatment you are doing, these work perfectly with home-made hair remedies or ready to use deep conditioners and oil treatments. The best part about these treatment recommendations? Chances are, you can get them all done without taking any extra time out of your busy life!
1.) Always, always, always use a shower cap! This is the easiest way to get the most out of your deep conditioning treatments. Using a shower cap won’t take any extra time and allows you to leave the treatment on longer and take advantage of your bodies natural heat! Heat helps to open up the hairs cuticles and allow the maximum penetration from your moisturizing treatments. Never forget to do a cool rinse after doing a deep conditioner like this to seal that cuticle back down and get some serious shine!
2.) Night cap? Don’t have time to sit around and wait for your deep conditioner to process? Totally understandable. That’s why I absolutely swear by night treatments. My two all time favorite treatments to leave on overnight are the Maijan Argan Oil treatments and the Loreal Liss Ultime smoothing night treatment. Just load them up onto your dry hair and twist them into a bun or a soft shower cap and sleep your way to healthy hair. Can’t beat that right?
3.) Steam-infuse! This has got to be the treatment that works best for all of us busy ladies. This is something I try to do every Sunday, which is what I like to call my “chores” day. Following the same general rule of thumb of using the shower cap (if you will be staying home) for maximum moisturizing, I load up my dry hair with my favorite deep conditioner first thing in the morning and either throw it in a shower cap or a top knot if I plan on running any errands during this time. Then, I’ll do whatever house work or yard work I need to do while my treatment is working overtime to hydrate my strands. So, with the shower cap you are not only locking in the heat and helping the conditioner work into your hair but you’re generating steam from your scalp that will help to triple infuse the moisture without interfering with your busy day. After all, if you’ve got to be stuck doing house work, you might as well be pampering yourself a bit while you’re at it!
Hope this helps rev up your conditioning routine!