Yes. The answer is yes. 4C hair needs to be deep conditioned. 4C hair is defined by tight, kinky coils, which can be difficult to manage. However, deep conditioning can make things a whole load easier. Read on to discover how deep conditioning can help you achieve a nourished crown of 4C curls.
Deep conditioning is a hair care technique that involves applying a highly concentrated, moisture-rich conditioner to your hair and allowing it to penetrate the strands for an extended period. In comparison to regular conditioners, deep conditioners contain higher concentrations of emollient and humectant ingredients that richly moisturize your hair.
Unlike regular conditioning, which only provides surface-level hydration, deep conditioning replenishes the hair from within, providing the essential nutrients needed to strengthen and revive your hair strands.
Additionally, deep conditioner can be left in for a longer time compared to regular conditioner. Deep conditioner is usually left in the hair for 20-30 minutes, while regular conditioner can be washed out after even 2 minutes.
Here’s why deep conditioning is so important, especially if you’re on a natural hair journey.
Now that you understand the importance of deep conditioning let’s delve into how to do it properly.
Since most deep conditioners are not meant to be leave-in products, it’s advised to rinse them out after use. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a microfiber towel or t-shirt.
For the case of products like our Sapphire 2In1 Deep Conditioner and Leave-In Treatment, simply proceed with styling after deep conditioning.
Opt for low manipulative styles like twists or simple braids that will help your hair stretch back afterwards.
Depending on your hair needs, deep conditioning can be done every 2-4 weeks. Weekly deep conditioning is advisable if you have (heat)damaged hair, or if you’re transitioning from treated hair to natural hair.
Deep conditioning is a vital hair care practice that shouldn’t be ignored if you have 4c hair. The added moisture and nourishment provided by a deep conditioner improve hair strength, manageability, and shine, which can help prevent hair breakage. Follow these simple tips, and you’ll be on your way to having healthy and thriving hair! Because you are a GEM.