Is there a cheap, easy and pain-free way to deep condition hair for noticeable results?
You can use everyday conditioner as a deep treatment to moisturize and strengthen your hair. It can be a cheap, convenient and effective way to transform dull and dry hair.
How to Perform a Deep Leave-In to Transform Dry & Dull Hair
Load the Hair with Conditioner. This week I performed the makeshift treatment on myself using some of the Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Conditioner I had on hand as a free sample. I applied shampoo as usual and rinsed it out well. Then, I got out of the shower and finger-picked through my hair, spreading handfuls of conditioner throughout my hair, coating it from root to tip.
Style Hair as Desired & Leave Conditioner in for 24 Hours. I braided my hair to help disguise my conditioner-saturated locks, and I went about my day. Did it look the best it ever has? No. But, did it look the worst it ever has? No. I wouldn’t recommend leaving that much conditioner in your hair on a day of importance, but it was fine enough for running errands and casually seeing friends. If you’re really committed to conditioning your hair, you may even consider putting a shower cap over your product-laden hair to lock in the moisture, but I wasn’t that committed.
Wash Conditioner Out & Enjoy. I actually caved at the 21-hour mark and washed the conditioner out, shampooing afterward just for the fun of it. But, my hair still felt great. I used my blow dryer and regular styling arsenal to get cleaned up, and I loved the results. My hair looked shiny and moisturized, and it was soft to the touch; frizz was minimized and all was well. Even after my shower the next day, I still felt a noticeable softness and manageability factor in my hair. After the third shower, results were barely noticeable if present at all, but I still felt like my conditioning treatment was a success.
I like the results of deep conditioning my hair and may add it to my getting-ready routine weekly–or monthly, since I am pretty lazy. Do I know for sure that the extreme and random approach will not backfire, leaving hair somehow damaged? No, I don’t know. Proceed at your own risk.
Note: You can also use a small amount of Regular Conditioner as a Leave-in Styling Tool to help combat frizz and add shine.