3 Tips to Deep Conditioning Mature Hair

3 Tips to Deep Conditioning Mature Hair

As you age, hair naturally changes from its youthful shiny self to another texture that is often dry, frizzy, and difficult to manage. Keep reading to learn all about how deep conditioning can help restore your hair and eliminate the damage done by heating tools, hair dyes, and bad products.

Elasticity

Using a deep conditioner will help your hair's elasticity, or it's abiltiy to stretch and bend as you style it, put it up, and just generally wear it and tear it. By restoring moisture to locks and giving them a protective coating, you're getting them ready to withstand the intense heat of styling appliances and the bending of braiding and pinning.
Porosity
Porosity is a measure of how well your hair locks in moisture and whether it absorbs much from the environment. The cutical layer covers the hair shaft and locks in moisture and health with varying levels of success, depending on the degree of damage to the hair. Those with high porosity have very porous cuticles, meaning that there are a lot of holes in the cuticle. This is the worst hair type to have, because it means that moisture and beneficial lipids can easily escape the hair shaft. Deep conditioning helps fill in some of these pores, and restore the moisture that was lost through prior poor hair care. While you can't permanently fix a damaged cuticle, you can prevent this damage from happening to new hair.
Preventative
Deep conditioning helps prevent some of the issues with high porosity and poor elasticity, but it can also offset other effects of aging hair. With hair that is more moisturized and shows the sheen of deep conditioner, color won't appear as washed out or dull.
Deep condition your hair twice a week, and let the conditioner sit on your hair for at least 5 minutes. We guarantee that your hair will have an improved texture and shine!

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