Last updated on July 26th, 2023 at 11:35 pm
Can you believe it? I actually skipped a wash day!
Last week I opted not to wash my hair so that I could get an additional week out of my loose two strand twists. While the two weeks of protective styling was a success, I definitely could not repeat it any time soon.
When you don’t wash your hair for two or more weeks, you’ll need a good deep conditioning to add much needed moisture back to your hair. Coincidentally, the topic of deep conditioning lines right up with this week’s focus for The Wash Day Experience healthy hair link up hosted by Saving Our Strands and Just Grow Already.
This wash day I opted to use the deep conditioner from TRUE by Made Beautiful. While this is a pretty good deep conditioner on its own, I wanted to boost the conditioner’s ability to be even more effective. A quick way to do that is by simply adding a tablespoon of honey to a half cup of conditioner (more or less depending on your hair’s length and density).
How Honey Works to Improve Your Conditioner
It doesn’t matter if your conditioner is already pretty fabulous or if it lacks the slip you desire. You can always improve that deep conditioner’s efficacy. Just add a little honey (preferably organic)
Second, honey is a natural humectant. That means that it will pull additional moisture from the product into your hair. This, will in turn increase your hair’s moisture levels – necessary to combat and prevent dry hair.
Deep Conditioning Application Tips
Once you’ve whipped up your deep conditioner with a bit of honey, here are some tips to make your application process much smoother:
- Section hair into 4-6 sections (depending on amount of hair)
- Working from the back section to the front, apply the deep conditioner from ends to root and then work back down from roots to ends
- Smooth the deep conditioner down your hair with your hands in a “swooshing” manner to encourage hair to receive the conditioner deep into the hair strands
- Throw on a plastic cap and apply heat for a minimum of 15 minutes before rinsing with tepid water
Deep conditioning is a crucial step in every ladies wash day experience. That’s why I was happy to share this simple deep conditioning hack with you. As mentioned at the beginning of the post, I wrote this to be included in the Wash Day Experience Healthy Hair Link Up. Check out some of the other “Deep Conditioning Hacks” in the link up by visiting Saving Our Strands via the link up.