Thursday, 11 April 2013

My deep conditioning routine

Deep conditioning is a very important part of any hair care routine especially hair that has been chemically treated. What is the difference between a deep conditioner and a regular instant conditioner? Well, while an instant conditioner is applied and washed out instantly (hence the name), a deep conditioner is left in for a few minutes to several hours (sometimes even overnight) before being washed out. For a more intensive treatment, you may apply heat to your hair while conditioning. This opens up the cuticle and enables your hair to absorb more nutrients.
Currently, for my deep conditioning treatments, I use the macadamia deep repair masque. I apply the conditioner on towel dried hair, wear a plastic/processing cap and then put on my Gold and Hot conditioning heat cap. 

Gold and hot conditioning heat cap

Gone are the days when I had to drag out my very bulky babyliss hooded dryer (see below), go through the cumbersome process of setting it up and then have to bear it's noisiness for the 20mins I sat under it. I now use the gold and hot heating cap which is portable, fits easily in my suitcase, is easy to set up (actually, there is no 'setup' needed, you basically just put it on, plug it into a power outlet and wait for it to heat up). It is also silent, so while conditioning your hair, you can watch tv, have conversation, listen to music and generally engage in any activity to requires you to use your ears!


My babyliss hooded dryer


Gold and hot conditioning cap

I am not sure where you can get this heating cap in Lagos and/or Abuja but I am on the look out and once I have some info on where you can get it, I will update this post and let you know. That said, a good alternate to using a heating cap is using your body heat. To do this, wear a processing/plastic cap (see below) and then wrap your towel over it. This will trap your body heat and will have the same effect as a heating cap. Leave for 30 - 45mins and then rinse out.  You can also get some additional heat by dipping the towel in hot water before wrapping around your head.



If you don't have processing caps, you can use a plastic bag. Those little black ones work well. Just tie them around your head to prevent any dripping and then wrap a towel round it.

Notice how soft and pliable your hair is after you rinse out the conditioner? That's the best part.

Questions, comments, suggestions? Let me know in the comments.

Toodles!
B

25 comments:

  1. Hi bassey, thanks for this post,could u pls list some other deep conditioning product that u know that are good and available in nigeria. Thanks

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    1. Organics hair mayonnaise is a good deep conditioning treatment that is available in Nigeria.

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  2. Oh wow!!!!! Bassey u are on a roll here…keep it up !!

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    1. Lol. Thanks. Yeah, I'm trying my bestest!

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    2. Question for ya. What's a way of dealing with breakage. Ain't nobody got time for tea rinses.

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  3. with the way they always take light in this lagos
    i got mine from amazon no elecdtricity needed
    and they delivered it to lagos

    search Cordless,Thermal Deep Hair Conditioning Heat Cap

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  4. Hi ladies. Get your VO5 mositure milk conditioner and shampoo here in lagos. Jst call 08029927373 or 21882e49.

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  5. @ Annonymous,Park&Shop and Goodies Supermaket have variety of VO5 Conditioners.So unles you are selling at the same price or less .......

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    1. Hahhaaaaa lol dnt mess with the babe's hustle nau

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  6. Hiya bassey
    First time I'm commenting on ur blog bt I've read every of ur post. Nice 2 see u sso consisstent on ur blog post keep it so up girl. Kindly tell us other deep conditioning products 4 our hair. And is it better 2 do DC after shampooing or b4 shapooing.
    Thanks mazino

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    1. Organics Hair mayonnaise is good and available in Nigeria. You should deep condition after shampooing.

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  7. Bssey,
    am on braids now and really lagos hustle has kinda of dampened my enthusiasm but i intend to reinforce now jare cos i musto achieve long length ooo by fire. i am on braids now and really d only thing i remember to do is to put castor oil on my front little hairs in the morning and like thrice a week,i put castor oil on my scalp.hope this is fine .
    Secondly, i have a one yr and half girl with very full hair,can i also use all this regimen on her cos for a little girl,people are already wowed by her hair length but i noticed it breaks easily now esp when we wash her hair or when we losen her weaves(i matt her hair without adding any extensions).can you recommend any good kids shampoo and conditioner so i can apply all this regimen on her too?

    @chichi,leave anonymous oo

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    1. my little girl has been on a HHJ for 2 years now

      you can use Hawaiian Silky Hydrating Sleek Shampoo they have that in LAgos

      as for conditioners whatever conditioner u use shld be fine for her, infact all ur products as long that has "good" ingredients will be find for her too

      as for her hair breakage, she may be a light protein treatment.....since shes little do it on dry hair, before washing it off, its fuss free that way as u know wash days are very lengthy process indeed

      when u take her braids out....add oils to her hair 1st as u undo the braids or if u can get kinky curl knot today that would be even better... one last thing before u wash her hair ensure u finger detangle it first throughly............cos u wouldnt be able to do that fuss free in the shower with her, u will notice less breakage this way

      all the best

      sorry Bassey for my ITK on ur blog

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    2. Ha ha. No problem Yemi, thanks for the info.

      Boomie, yes, it's fine. Try to spray your hair lightly with some water or a water based leave in conditioner. Even if it's just once a week. Just so your hair doesn't dry out and break off.

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    3. yemi....a million kisses to you darlyn and bassey..thanks a zillion for this hair growth challenge...God bless you

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    4. @Yemi, I hope you read this and respond soon, kindly tell me where I can get the hawaiann Silk in Lagos? Abeg..a friend got one for me and I used for my daughter's hair and I can say it works well...been looking allover for it...thanking you in anticipation...lolzzz.Hannah

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  8. Pls Wat hair product can b use 2 treat drandruff?

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  9. Just came across your blog from laduns blog. Please is there any recommendation for improving front hair, mine is almost completely gone because of braids.

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  10. @Serah, open and read all her previous posts, I'm sure you will get an answer for your question....I read thru and got a lot of tips too...PS: Yemi, Im still hope you can answer my question about where to buy "hawaiian Silk" from...many thanks..Hannah

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  11. I think I had a defective heating cap. It didn't seem to heat all over. I may have to buy another one and try again.

    http://wwwlovingmyhair.blogspot.com/

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  12. Bassey i came across profectiv root stimulator deep conditioner so does it work too

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