It has been a hectic week due to the start of the new school year so I apologize for not being able to update.
Aside from being a skincare junkie, I also looove haircare products. You might not realize it, but if you have long hair, your ends can actually be a few years old! I have been growing my hair out since I was approximately 17 years old and now, almost 4 years later my hair has gone from above shoulder length to about an inch above my belly button. :D Quite an achievement if you take into account how ridiculously slow my hair grows.
I like to deep condition my hair at least once a week to make up for the torment it has been through.
Products I use:
— Hair mask of your choice.
— Wide tooth comb.
— Hair dye brush.
— Shower cap.
It is best to apply a deep conditioner on clean hair. What I like to do is quicky shampoo the crown of my head where it tends to get greasy. If you don't use a lot of styling products it is not necessary to use a lot of shampoo on the lower half of your hair since this will only dry your hair out. Now that your hair is clean, pat your hair dry using a towel.
Use a wide tooth comb to gently detangle your hair. Always detangle from the bottom to the top. When your hair is tangle free use a hair dye brush to apply the hair mask. I find that using a brush helps to distribute the product more evenly and it prevents you from wasting too much product. You want to focus more on your ends and put less product on the top part of your hair because you don't to weigh your hair down.
When you finish applying the hair mask, twist your hair up and put it into a shower cap. If you don't have a shower cap handy, you can also use plastic wrap instead. This part is optional, but you can wrap a towel around your hair to retain a little bit of heat. A really good tip is that you can apply a hair mask, wrap it up in a towel and go sit in a sauna. The heat will allow the hair mask to penetrate even deeper into your hair. Perhaps your gym has sauna cabinets available so give it a try when you have the chance.
I usually rinse my hair after 30 to 45 minutes. Lastly, I would rinse my hair very quickly with cold water to seal the hair cuticle. This will give your hair more shine, or so I've read. :P
Hopefully this was a bit informative for you guys. If you have any other great hair care tips, I would love to hear them!