With all the manipulation you do to your hair during the week, it’s important to give your hair an occasional deep conditioning treatment to help support health, hydration, strength and overall appearance. There are many benefits of a deep conditioning treatment for your natural hair and it should be a part of your regular hair care routine. So, just who needs a deep conditioning treatment? The answer is easy…just about any woman who braids, twists, uses heat, styling products, applies chemical treatments or uses sulfate-based shampoos, so basically, almost everyone! If you have been thinking about using a deep conditioner, but haven’t done it yet, here are a few key benefits of a deep conditioning treatment to help you take the plunge.

Damage Prevention – Regularly conditioning your hair can help prevent damage. By imparting moisture, improving texture, and penetrating the hair shaft, conditioning treatments can help reduce breakage and split ends and improve your hair’s health. Even if you don’t feel your hair is damaged, incorporating a deep conditioning treatment into your regular hair care routine can help you maintain your healthy hair.

Imparts Moisture – Your hair has to have moisture in order to be healthy. If you use a moisturizing conditioner that includes certain key ingredients such as protein, essential natural oils and, of course water, you can impart moisture to your hair. Without moisture, hair becomes dry and brittle and is more prone to breakage.

Promotes Elasticity – Dry, brittle hair snaps and breaks under tension, and no one wants breakage. In order to combat breakage, you need to nourish, strengthen and moisturize your hair. Deep conditioning treatments can do just that. If your hair could use improved elasticity, look for products that contain essential natural oils like argan oil, milk and olive oil, and sunflower oil.

Adds Shine And Luster – Has your hair lost its lovely luster? Products you use and the daily grind can rob your hair of moisture and shine over time. If you find you hair is dull and dry, a deep conditioning treatment can repair damage and smooth the hair shaft, thusly imparting that luster all women want.

Enough said? These are some pretty key benefits that most women should be looking for in their quest for healthy, better-looking hair. If your hair is damaged, or even if it’s not, and you just want to improve the appearance of your hair, consider a deep conditioning treatment. If you want shine, elasticity, decreased breakage, damage prevention, restored health, luster and moisture, then deep conditioning treatments should be a key part of your hair care regimen. Next up in our natural hair care blog series, we’ll discuss how to go about shopping for and applying deep conditioning treatments.