What Happens When You Deep Condition Your Hair?

What happens when you deep condition your hair too much?

While you should have a regimen that includes deep conditioner for curly hair, you should also know it’s possible to overdo it.

Over-conditioning your curls can throw off your hair’s moisture balance and leave you with oversaturated, limp curls..

How often should you deep condition your hair?

How often should I deep condition my hair? Every person has different deep conditioning needs. Most people are fine deep conditioning 2-4 times per month. If your hair is severely damaged or dry, you should be deep condition once a week.

Does deep conditioning make hair curly?

If you’re following the Curly Girl Method, you likely already know that moisture helps curls curl better. Deep conditioning is going to give your hair intense moisture that will help you have great curls for days and/or weeks at a time.

Does deep conditioning thicken hair?

Depending on how damaged your hair is, a deep conditioning treatment every week or so can give your growth an added boost. Take care not to go overboard — over-conditioned hair lacks volume and feels heavy, thick and oily. Ew!

Do you deep condition or condition first?

Although, there are many different ways to deep condition. Some women deep condition their dry hair and then shampoo (more about that later). Our advice: Ultimately, for newbies, we recommend starting with freshly washed hair. Then deep condition your hair after rinsing out the shampoo.

Do deep conditioners help hair grow?

Alternating your deep conditioning sessions between moisture and protein will help keep your hair soft, strong, nourished, and minimize breakage, aiding in growth and length retention.

What happens if you deep condition everyday?

Deep-conditioning your hair everyday or too often can result in hair that just falls flat. This means it is over-moisturized. Over-moisturizing your hair causes an imbalance that can make your hair prone to breakage and make it appear lifeless.

Is leaving conditioner in your hair overnight bad?

Leaving it on overnight shouldn’t do any harm, but it may make rinsing it out a challenge. Conditioners (daily, rinse out and/or deep conditioners) aren’t really formulated to be left in the hair overnight. Nothing much will happen to your hair but you might experience scalp itching over time.

Is deep conditioning every week bad?

Washing your hair more than once or twice a week may be too often. Too much conditioning can create over-moisturized hair and disrupt the proper balance of moisture and protein that hair needs. Deep conditioning once or twice a week is more than enough, anything more than that may be overdoing it.

Is it better to deep condition on dry hair?

“That’s why I prefer deep conditioning on dry hair, since it’s a no-compete zone, in terms of hydrators penetrating the cuticle,” says Dr. Gohara. Essentially, you want to load your cuticle with all the moisturizing, smoothing, and frizz-fighting ingredients from your conditioner first, then let water fill in the rest.

Do you deep condition before or after washing hair?

Deep conditioners are to be used after cleansing, not before. Shampoos usually have a pH balance of 8, which is slightly alkaline, enabling the hair shaft to swell and raise the cuticle layers for thorough cleansing. Deep conditioners have a pH balance of 3.5-6 to close the cuticle and seal in moisture.