Friday, August 28, 2009


How to Cheat a Deep Conditioning Treatment

Heat is an important part of the deep conditioning process because it opens up the hair shaft and allows the conditioner to penetrate. Conversely, using cool water to rinse out the conditioner is important because it seals the hair shaft, giving the tresses a shiny, healthy look. Normally, I sit under a hooded dryer for about ten minutes or so to allow the conditioner to process. Yesterday however, we reached scorching hot temperatures, so the last thing I felt like doing was sitting under the dryer and getting fried to death.

A simple way to include heat in the deep conditioning process without using a hooded dryer is to take a towel and heat it. I assume you could use a warm towel fresh from the dryer, but since that wasn't an option for me, I simply took a towel and drenched it in hot water:

I distributed some Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Pak throughout my hair with a wide tooth shower comb, then placed a processing cap on my head:

I removed the towel from the sink and squeezed most of the water out. I then took the towel and wrapped it around my head on top of the processing cap:

Please excuse the greasy face in this pic! I had just stepped out of the shower, so my face was freshly moisturized with no powder, LOL! Anyways, I kept the towel on for ten minutes or so, and the cool thing was I didn't lose any time, as I was able to pluck my brows and check my email while at the same time treat my hair.

This may not be as effective as sitting under the dryer, but it's how I "cheat" my way through the deep conditioning process.


Avillacorta said...

That's actually a pretty good idea. I hate sitting under the dryer.

bluebonnet67 said...

This is a great tip! I will defintely try it!

savii said...

Its funny u say that cause thats how i do deep condition it cuase i do not own a hooded dryer bu i leave it on for 30 mins and put the wet towel in the microwave for 30 seconds every 10 mins so it stays hot :)

DPrincess28 said...

Ooh Savii, that's a good tip!