Sun, sand, beaches, swimming pools, oh my! So many awesome things about summer that unfortunately can wreak havoc on your hair. Don’t worry, we have some tips for getting the best out of your favorite deep conditioning treatments, to help keep your hair healthy despite all the “fun” of summer.
#1 Start with clean hair- I know, this sounds pretty obvious, but the cleaner the better. So be sure to start with fresh, clean hair before applying your deep conditioner.
#2 It’s all about the application- You’ll be tempted to glob it on like you do regular conditioner, but it’s best to work it in and comb it through a bit at a time. Start with the most damaged part of the hair (usually the ends) and work your way up to the scalp. Then use either a shower comb, or your fingers, to comb through and detangle the hair. This will allow the conditioner to work it’s way evenly onto each strand.
#3 Heat a Damp Towel- Try putting a damp towel in the microwave for around 15 seconds, and wrapping it around your head (like you do when you get out of the shower). This will help both the conditioner to activate, and the hair to absorb the conditioner better. Be sure to wait about 20 minutes to allow enough time for the conditioner to do it’s job.
#4 Rinsing your hair- When it’s time to rinse your hair, be careful not to rinse the conditioner completely out. It’s helpful to leave a little of it in your hair, so that it keeps working to protect your hair all day.
#5 Give your hair the day off- Yep, let that bit of conditioner you left in do it’s magic without interruption. Give your hair the day off from curling irons, product, and yes, even the pool and the sun. So be sure to choose a day when you can just chill at home!
If you’re new to the world of deep conditioning, here’s a few popular choices for 2015 to give you some suggestions on what to use. Most of these can be found online, or at your local drugstore. If you have some summertime hair tips you would like to share with us, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow us on instagram @mdernteen for more fashion and beauty tips!