Adding a weekly deep conditioning treatment to your beauty routine is the best way to keep your hair lush and soft throughout the harsh winter months. Harsh winds and cold weather can cause your locks to become dry and brittle, especially after a summer spent in the sun. Luckily, creating a restorative deep conditioning treatment at home is as simple as heading to your local, natural food store. Using a DIY deep conditioning treatment can give you similar results to pricey spa treatments, as long as you use the correct products. Natural food oils, such as olive and coconut oil help restore your hair’s natural luster by restoring hair’s natural moisture barrier. Using deep conditioning treatments is ideal for combating the drying effects of winter weather. Weekly deep conditioning treatments also help soften and smooth naturally dry, coarse hair.
High-quality olive oil and coconut oil are your best weapons for combating dry, brittle hair. While olive oil and coconut oil are readily available on supermarket shelves, not all products are created equal. When shopping for oils it is important to search for extra-virgin, cold pressed varieties. These types of olive and coconut oils are less processed than their counterparts. The result is a richer, more restorative conditioning treatment for your dry, stressed out hair. More processed oils are less restorative, as they contain fewer moisturizing properties than extra-virgin oils. Purchase the highest quality oils you can comfortably afford.
Creating a DIY deep conditioning treatment
Olive oil helps form a moisturizing, protective barrier on your hair. Coconut oil is also deeply moisturizing and contains anti-oxidants which helps improve hair’s health. To create your at-home conditioning treatment mix together two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of coconut oil into a small bowl. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. Warming it between your hands will help make it easier to mix the oils together. For short hair, combine one tablespoon olive oil to a teaspoon of coconut oil.
How to deep condition hair using the treatment
Comb the oil treatment through your hair as you would with any traditional conditioner. Add a bit of extra oil to the ends, as they are typically the driest areas of your hair. You hair should feel completely moist and saturated with the oils. Braid treated hair or secure it inside a shower cap to keep the oily strands off your fast. Allow the treatment to soak into your hair for four or five hours. Wash and condition your hair as normal. It may take some extra rinsing to remove the oily residue. Repeat weekly as necessary for soft, shiny, manageable hair.