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Pros And Cons Of Deep Conditioning

Updated on February 17, 2015

Deep conditioning can be good for hair that is damaged or colored. Using a deep conditioner can help make hair that feels like straw end up feeling soft and silky. There are many different brands of deep conditioners out there for use and while one may work well for one person, it does not necessarily mean it will work well for you. Everyone has different hair, such as fine, medium, long, short, damaged or colored. Find a deep conditioner to suit your needs. My hair is pretty thick, long and highlighted, which means bleach is used and can be drying to my hair. My favorite kind of deep conditioners contain keratin or argon oil. Here are some pros and cons of deep conditioning your hair.

PROS

♦ Hair that is damaged can benefit from a deep conditioner as it may help to repair the damaged hair strands.

♦ Using a deep conditioner on your hair can make your hair feel smoother and softer to the touch.

♦ Deep conditioners can add special nutrients to the hair to make it strong and healthy.

♦ If you color your hair frequently, a deep conditioner can help to hydrate the hair if the dye or bleach dries it out.

♦ If the right kind of deep conditioner is used, it may make the hair appear more shiny and healthy.

♦ If you use the right kind and the right amount of deep conditioner for your hair, you may notice that it will become more bouncy.

♦ Hair that is deep conditioned may be easier to brush. If you are prone to tangles, a good deep conditioner can help smooth your hair and therefore you may end up with less tangles in your hair.

♦ Some deep conditioners have really good scents that can linger in your hair hours after deep conditioning. The scent from a deep conditioner seems to stick to my hair more than a regular conditioner does. If you do not like the scent, it might be a good idea to find one that you do like, because sometimes the scent can be strong, depending on which kind of deep conditioner you use.

CONS

♦ Deep conditioning your hair too often may make it feel too soft or mushy. It might end up losing it's bounce if too much is used. If your hair is damaged, you might want to stick to once a week or every other week.

♦ Hair may become limp or flat if too much deep conditioner is used or if the deep conditioner is too heavy. If you have fine hair, you may want to use a deep conditioner that is lighter and will not weigh your hair down.

♦ Some deep conditioners can make hair feel greasy, especially if too much is used at one time.

♦ You need to cut out some time to deep condition your hair. Some brands of deep conditioner will say to leave the product on your hair for 30 minutes. Which means you will have to either sit or walk around with deep conditioner in your hair for a half hour. If you do not have the time, try cutting it down to 10 minutes and see if there is a difference. I never wait the full 30 minutes. I feel it weighs my hair down more if I sit with it in my hair for too long.

♦ Your hair may appear thinner after deep conditioning. This is because the strands are coated with the conditioner and it makes the hair appear more smooth. I noticed when I would deep condition my hair too often, my thick hair started looking pretty thin. Now I do a deep conditioning around the time I get my highlights done and then another time in between coloring.

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      greeneyedblondie 22 months ago

      I had no idea someone could deep condition too much.

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