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Get Out of the Shower With Deep Conditioner On

If you go to the salon for special conditioning treatments, chances are it will include some time under the dryer. I know it's easy to do this when you're already being pampered, but this is actually a step you can take at home.

Why do it? Deep conditioners help minimize and treat styling damage by penetrating, not just coating the top layer of your hair. Although they pack stronger ingredients than regular versions (that's why we use them less frequently), heat actually helps the products work better because it opens up the hair shaft even more.

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After applying deep conditioner in the shower, pile your hair on top of your head and wrap it in plastic wrap or use a thin, free hotel cap to seal in body heat. (It's more enjoyable if you put on a cozy robe and, if you're feeling extra ambitious, add a dryer-warmed towel atop your head.) Since the results improve when you also generate heat, speed up the process by blasting a hair dryer on medium over the plastic cap. Oh, and if you can handle it once back in the shower, don't forget to seal off the cuticle with a cold water rinse to leave you with shiny tresses . . .or is that just asking for too much?


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cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 8 years
It brings hair back to life! Well, at least shiny... :)
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I have a deep conditioner I've been meaning to try out. Thanks for the tips!
Rouge14 Rouge14 8 years
I'm definately gonna try that! thanks!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
sound advice, thank you. even though i knew this in seperate bits, now that you've put it all together it just sinks into one's brain easier. :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I put deep conditioner on dry hair b/c rumor has it it's like how a dry sponge picks up water better than a sponge already saturated. I use a heating pad on top of my head and I just sit and watch tv for a couple of hours until it's time for me to shower. I hate jumping in and out of the shower in order to use heat. I really need to invest in a heated conditioning cap that cab be bought at Sally's for like $30. The rule of thumb is buy a deep conditioner if the package directions say leave on for over 30 mins.
Alexisis Alexisis 8 years
Question- a little deep conditioning for dummies- how long after wrapping should you remain out of the shower? Base it on what the package says or is there a magic number?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I do this all the time. :)
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