I’ve always been dealing with super dry hair. I tried all the leave-ins, oils, did the deep conditioning and even trims but nothing seemed to work. As a Communication Studies major, my brain sometimes looks at advertising differently. And yes, this includes the packaging and labeling on hair products. I thought to myself “why are there so many versions of conditioners?” Then it hit me…
Why couldn’t I use a deep conditioner… as a leave-in?
Deep conditioners have always given me the best moisture for my hair – better than any curl defining cream or leave-in conditioner. Using a deep conditioner as a leave-in has changed my hair’s health dramatically. The best part about it is that when I go to rinse or wash my hair, the deep conditioner essentially gets reactivated and my hair feels soft again. I wash, condition, rinse out the conditioner, and then apply the deep conditioner and put an oil on top and boom! Hair is super moisturized.
These companies make so much money with all their recommendations and suggestions. They will sell you a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, detangler, deep conditioner, twist and define cream, and gel, and an oil when in reality, you don’t need all of that. At least I don’t anymore. Sure, I still dabble in experimenting with different shampoos or conditioners for the shower but my after-wash routine is always good. I will also be quick to bust out the Eco Styler when attempting an actual style but as far as moisture, deep conditioners work best!