A Guide to Deep Conditioning Your Hair

Deep conditioning is an essential step you should take to counter the effects of menopause and ageing. It makes strands softer and more manageable. Deep conditioning can have the opposite effect, making hair more oily than before. To avoid overdoing it, you need to find the Goldilocks sweet spot, using deep conditioning products just enough to be healthy.

When Should You Deep Condition Your Hair?

The best time to deep condition your hair is after you shampoo. But you can deep condition anytime you want. It will not mess with your hair routine. All it takes is a few minutes, whether you use a store-bought deep conditioner or a homemade one.

Is It Good to Deep Condition Every Time You Shampoo?

If your hair is prone to drying out, use a deep conditioner every time you shampoo. That way, your hair gets an extra dose of natural oils and moisture every time you wash it. If your hair is not very dry, you can skip a deep condition and use your regular products or a DIY mask. That’s okay once in a while.

How to Deep Condition Your Hair

Deep conditioning is simple. You need a deep conditioner and a plastic cap called a shower cap. If you are using a product, follow the directions on the bottle. If you are using a DIY mask, it’s just a matter of mixing up the ingredients, applying the mask, and letting it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

The key to deep conditioning your hair is to use a deep conditioner with natural ingredients. You can use oils like avocado, coconut, or olive oil if you make your own mask. They are loaded with natural hair nutrients.

Deep conditioners come in a variety of forms. They can be products like a cold milk protein treatment or a hot oil treatment. They can also be DIY recipes like whole milk and honey masks or a homemade hair pack.

How Often Can You Deep Condition Your Hair?

As often as you want, but in moderation. Deep condition your hair once or twice a week if you want to keep your hair in tip-top shape. Too many treatments strip your hair of healthy oils and moisture. You can save them for special occasions or if you have time on your hands. You can deep condition vast amounts of hair with a homemade deep conditioner.

Here are some great deep conditioner recipes for you.

  • Castor oil deep conditioner
  • Apple cider vinegar and coconut oil hair pack
  • Deep conditioning avocado hair pack
  • Castor oil deep conditioner
  • Yoghurt and olive oil hair pack


The truth is that you can deep condition your hair as often as you like. As long as you follow a few basic guidelines—like moisturising your hair before, during, and after the deep conditioning treatment—you need not worry about overdoing it.

The best way to avoid over-conditioning is to moisturise your hair between washes if it feels dry. Use a light, natural conditioner and wear it down after a shower. That will help prevent overloading your hair with too many hair products.

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