Moisturizing Deep Conditioners for Type 4 Dry Natural hair.

How often do you use a moisturizing deep conditioner or should I ask, do you know what’s a moisturizing deep conditioner? 

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moisturizing deep conditioner

Deep conditioning is an essential step in your hair regimen that you shouldn’t skip as long as you’ve shampooed your hair. What do I mean by deep conditioning? Deep conditioning is the process of applying a deep conditioner to restore moisture and elasticity (moisturizing deep conditioner), repair damaged hair & strengthen the hair (protein treatment/ reconstructor/ protein based deep conditioner)

What are moisturizing deep conditioners?

Moisturizing deep conditioners are creamy conditioners formulated to restore moisture, elasticity and help retain moisture in your hair. They are to be applied after cleansing the hair.

Which ingredients should you look for in a moisturizing deep conditioner?

  • Emollients – moisturize, condition the hair and provide slip. Include;  fatty alcohols ( cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol), natural vegetable oils & butters (avocado oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, or olive oil, mango butter, argan oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, or soybean oil.)
  • Humectants- Draw moisture to your hair. Include glycerin, aloe vera, honey, cetrimonium chloride etc

Moisturizing deep conditioners for type 4 hair.

Carol’s Daughter, Coco Creme Curl Quenching Deep Moisture Hair Mask For Very Dry Hair

Product promise, “It offers an extreme moisture experience-leaving hair stronger, shinier and touchably softer.”

tgin Honey Miracle Hair Mask Deep Conditioner

Product Promise, “Deep Conditions – Honey and olive oil deeply penetrate into hair shafts to provide optimal moisture.”

EDEN BodyWorks JoJoba Monoi Deep Conditioner

Product Promise, “Strengthens hair and balances moisture level, results in stronger, healthier, more manageable hair.”

Camille Rose Algae Renew Deep Conditioner

Product Promise, “Unrefined cocoa and mango butters are artfully blended into this intense deep conditioning formula for maximum moisture benefits. Growth-stimulating biotin extracted from algae is then infused to create this one-of-a-kind softening cocktail for all hair types.”

MAJESTIC PURE Avocado and Coconut Hair Mask for Dry Damaged Hair

Product Promise, “Expertly formulated to dramatically transform hair texture by hydrating, smoothing and reducing frizz. Deep conditioning and hair thickening formula for all hair types.”

I AM Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner

Product Promise, “Moisturizes deep within the hair shaft. Strengthens weak areas and repairs split ends.”

Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Wash Day Deep Moisture Masque

Product Promise, “This highly penetrating moisture treatment is infused with the nourishing properties of Almond and Avocado oils to strengthen and soften hair.”

MIZANI Moisture Fusion Intense Moisturizing Mask

Product Promise, “Restores essential hydration and vibrancy to dry hair. Deeply nourishes and moisturizes dry curls and coils”

Cantu Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

Product Promise, “This deep treatment masque boosts moisture retention for increased hair elasticity and reduced breakage.”

Mosara Deep Treatment Masque

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Which is your favorite moisturizing deep conditioner?

Why deep conditioning your Type 4 Natural Hair is Essential for growth of healthy hair.

Whether your hair feels healthy, don’t skip the deep conditioning step. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for everything hair care. To my loyal ones & day ones welcome back.  What’s deep conditioning? Deep conditioning is an essential wash day step that involves applying a moisturizing and/or protein treatment  to restore moisture, improve elasticity, repair and strengthen hair, reduce breakage and split ends. Experiencing dry, damaged hair and a lot of breakage and shedding? Well, about time you invested in a moisturizing and protein deep conditioner, both are essential for growth of healthy hair. Deep conditioners are also referred to as; hair mask, reconstructors, deep treatments, penetrating treatment, deep masque etc. Deep Conditioner Types. There are 2 deep conditioner types ;  Moisturizing deep conditioner (restores/ retains moisture and improves elasticity)  Protein deep conditioner (repairs damage, strengthens the hair minimizing breakage and damage) Balanced deep conditioner (works as a moisturizing and protein treatment 2-in1 deep conditioner) Each of the deep conditioners has specific ingredients that you should look out for when purchasing. For moisturizing deep conditioners, look out for products with humectants & emollients & protein deep conditioners must have amino acids, hydrolyzed proteins etc. Moisturizing Deep Conditioners for Type 4 Dry Natural hair. Why protein treatment is essential for Healthy Type 4 Natural Hair. Why deep condition? Restore moisture after cleansing. Improves hair elasticity Adds or restores natural shine. Repairs and prevents damage. Strengthens the hair minimizing breakage and split ends. How to deep condition. Start off with freshly washed hair. Detangle, use your favorite shampoo to cleanse & thoroughly rinse off the shampoo. Dry your hair until it’s damp  Section your hair & apply the conditioner from the ends to the roots of your strands on each section. Ensure every strand is coated with the hair mask, detangle with your fingers then use a wide tooth comb to properly get rid of the tangles. Twist each section after  applying the deep conditioner. Wear a shower cap, thermal cap to infuse the conditioner nutrients in your strands. You can also warm up the deep conditioner before application, make sure the conditioner isn’t too hot, just warm. Leave the conditioner  for 30 minutes to an hour, you can leave it overnight (the downside of this is you might over moisturize your hair) Rinse off with cool water & if after rinsing your hair feels moisturized, softer & manageable, the deep conditioner has done its job. Deep conditioning Tips. Always aim at maintaining the moisture-protein balance for growth of healthy hair. Heat is important for deep conditioning, it opens up the cuticle for the nutrients to penetrate. Deep condition with a moisturizing deep conditioner every time you deep cleanse your hair. How often you use protein treatments depends on the state of your hair, how often you use heat and manipulate. Don’t overdo it, letting your deep conditioner sit on your hair overnight consistently might lead to over conditioning or hygral fatigue. How often do you deep conditioner and what tips have worked for you?

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Why protein treatment is essential for Healthy Type 4 Natural Hair.

When was the last time you deep conditioned with a protein based conditioner/ protein treatment? We rarely talk about protein deficiency or even complain about it. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for everything hair care. To my loyal ones & day ones welcome back. Protein based deep conditioners are as important as the moisturizing deep conditioner because maintaining the moisture- protein balance is essential for growth of healthy hair, minimize breakage, repair damage and strengthen the hair. Our hair is made up of keratin, a protein which due to daily manipulation, use of heat, chemicals, colors and environmental stressors get worn out. Protein treatments come in handy to fill the gaps left by the worn out keratin. Keratin keeps your hair strong thus minimizing breakage and hair shedding.  How often you use protein treatment depends on the amount of damage , manipulation, if you’ve recently colored your hair, amount of breakage you’re experiencing and how your hair feels. How to tell your hair needs protein; Hair is highly porous- absorb & release moisture faster than normal. Hair looks limp, lacks the bouncy look & looks dull. Hair lacks its elasticity. Hair feels gummy or sticky Increased breakage & shedding. Which ingredients should you look for in a protein based deep conditioner? Hydrolyzed proteins are the main ingredients to look for when purchasing a protein based deep conditioner. Why hydrolyzed proteins? Because hydrolyzed proteins have been broken into smaller particles that can be easily absorbed & they include Hydrolyzed soy protein Hydrolyzed wheat Keratin Hydrolyzed silk Hydrolyzed oat flour Collagen Lipids Amino acids Protein treatments for type 4 hair Aphogee Keratin Reconstructor Product Promise, “APHOGEE Two step protein treatment is a serious treatment for seriously damaged hair. It rebuilds broken damaged hair. Rebuilds hair structure within six weeks. Ideal for Permed, tinted or relaxed hair. Stops hair breakage” Product Review, “The best protein treatment for curly hair” Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Protein Conditioner Product Promise, “Perfect as a deep-conditioning treatment, this conditioner infuses moisture, shine, and strength into the hair follicle. Natural proteins strengthen hair to decrease frizz, improve volume, and increase hair growth.” Product Review, “I would definitely recommend this product to my friends. It is a wonderful protein treatment for your hair.” ApHogee Intensive 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor Product Promise, “Prevents breakage and split ends. Antioxidant green tea protects hair. Adds body for easier styling.” Product Review, “It works great as a light protein treatment for my natural hair. It doubles nicely for a deep conditioner. Great purchase.” Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein-Strong Treatment Product Promise, “This masque treatment powered by reparative proteins and butters, in a nutrient-rich strengthening cream to naturally reinforce and revitalize over-processed, abused hair fibers, while reducing breakage up to 76%” Product Review, “Perfect protein treatment for my fine damaged curly hair.” How do you maintain the moisture – protein balance & which protein treatment works for your hair?

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