As it gets closer to winter, my hair gets drier and drier.
I try to deep condition at least once a week to fight my fine, curly, dry hair. Over the past few years I have experimented with all kinds of different moisturizing products. Here are some of my favorite deep conditioners!
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque
This is more of a high-end option that is mostly sold in beauty stores or salons. Target actually started carrying this brand last year so I picked up a buy one get one free jar while they were on clearance for 50% off (best deal ever)! It smells awesome and leaves my hair really moisturized and soft. The only thing I don't like is getting it out of the jar. It's super thick and slippery, so I always have to dry one hand off to open the thing.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
This is my go-to that I have used for years! I personally think this is better than MANY high-end deep conditioners out there. I notice a significant difference after I've used this. One thing to know about this product is that it smells HARDCORE like coconuts. If you hate the smell of coconuts, DO NOT BUY THIS. The scent will stay in your hair for days if you don't shampoo it out. I personally like it a lot :-)
My friend Amy (the same Amy I mentioned in my Picking Up Drunks post yesterday) introduced me to coconut oil. I have been using it to moisturize and prevent redness in my skin tone, which I have a significant amount of on the back of my arms. I put it on in the shower and rinse it off before toweling off.
I decided to use it on my hair for the first time about a month ago. This stuff is kind of like butter. It's solid at first and with a little body heat turns into liquid oil. It makes it kind of hard to determine how much you are putting in your hair because it does not feel at all like conditioner.
The first time I used it, I put it all over my head and ends of my hair before rinsing. I blow-dried my hair and it looked like this...
Completely greasy looking because it was still full of oil! HAHA! If you choose to use coconut oil, only add it to your ends! And rinse really really well. Or just use a little bit of shampoo afterwards. Otherwise you will be wearing a hat because you are too embarrassed of your grease ball hair only a few hours after showering...
Side note: I bought the cheapest coconut oil jar I could find at Walmart just to test it out. I hear that the more pure the oil is, the better it works.