How To Deep Condition Your Hair Properly

Some people have damaged hair and just do not know what to do with it. Well, no need to fret any longer because after this “how to,” you will be able to deep condition your hair in no time.

I used to bleach/ombre my hair and noticed that my hair felt a little blah. Since I started DIY-ing my skin care and even deep conditioner, I haven’t purchased a single store-bought version.


I love the whole shebang on pampering my hair, and it feels good knowing you don’t need to spend that much money to get that super smooth hair.

So far, I did this hair treatment for how many times already, and the result is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. My hair feels so smooth, silky with so much luster once again.

Step One: Gather your Supplies
Just adjust the amount of ingredients based on the length of your hair.

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Any brand of deep conditioner
  • Your favorite shampoo

Step Two: Mixing The Shampoo

In the first bowl, take the amount of shampoo you normally use to wash your hair and mix it in a bowl with the ACV vinegar. The vinegar is used to help remove dead skin and open hair follicles. Set aside.

Step Three: Making The Conditioner
Take the normal amount you use for the deep conditioner, then add the mayonnaise and olive oil. Mix altogether into the other bowl and set aside.

Note: If your hair tends to be in the greasy side, you may want to go easy with the mayo and olive oil.

Step Four: The Washing
Wet your hair with lukewarm water. Then massage the shampoo mixture (the one that you’ve set aside) into your hair using your finger tips.

Note: Do not use your fingernails when massaging your scalp as they cause tiny scratches in your scalp. However, all the dead skin(build-up shampoos) will be removed with the vinegar while massaging your scalp. After lathering your entire head with the prepared shampoo, rinse it out with lukewarm water. Then towel dry.

Step Five: Combing The Hair And Parting It
For this section, no matter how tangled your hair is when wet it is important to use a fine tooth comb. Using brushes on wet hair will stretch it and cause breakage.

To comb it properly, take a small section of hair and start from the bottom and work your way up. Never up to down because that will bring all knots together and make bigger knots.

Once you have combed out all the sections, it is time to part it into what is called the five section part.

Five Section Part: Take your comb and part the top half as though you are going to make pigtails. Next, part a line going from ear to ear.

This should create three big parts in your head. You may want to use the clips to separate the sections of hair. For the back of your head separate that into three sections.

Step Six: Conditioning
Now is the big step. Unclip one section of hair and comb through it again to make sure its all untangled.

Next, apply the prepared conditioner mixture into the roots first and comb down as though you are using hair dye. The roots are the part you want to get conditioned because that is where the new hair is. Make sure every strand is coated well.

Note: Again if hair is known to get really greasy this step may want to be lightened up.

After everything is all done, coated and combed through, remove all the clips and put the shower cap on for about 15-20 minutes. I wait until 30 minutes 🙂

Step Seven: The Wash Out
Take the cap off after the time limit and rinse your head under lukewarm water again. You want to make sure all of the deep conditioners came out.

Next, take a dime size amount of your “regular shampoo” and wash your hair out. The shampooing process is to make sure you get everything out.

Next, take your favorite everyday conditioner and wash that through your hair. Run your head under the tap for an extra few minutes to make sure everything is out. Towel dry your hair.

Step Eight: Style as Usual
This part is up to you and your taste. Do as you please to your hair. If you are going to use a blow dryer or other heated appliances, then use a heat protection serum and spray it on your hair.

About the Author Calleigh

Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.

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