Deep Conditioner Ingredients to Look For
We’ll be honest, CurlMixers: we cannot get enough of deep-conditioning!
Deep-conditioning is our cure-all-curls solution for damaged and dry hair. The benefits are too nice to miss out on: it hydrates, it strengthens your strands, it reduces and prevents damage...it’s everything that your curls dream of. It’s also everything that your curls deserve!
It’s important to add a good deep conditioner into your hair routine on a consistent basis. The Ultimate Deep Conditioner Kit fits nicely into your collection of hair products; however, we also encourage you to experiment with DIY hair products. Some of the most nourishing treats you can come up with for your curls can be discovered right at home (trust us, we would know!).
There’s a lot of mixing and matching you can do to create the deep conditioner of your dreams, but don’t fret: we have you and your curls covered! Here are essential ingredients that should be included in your homemade deep conditioners:
Coconut oil is a sealant, which means that it retains moisture in your curls. It’s also incredibly penetrating, working moisture from the outside of your hair strands to the inside. You’re in for a good time when you throw coconut oil into your deep-conditioning treatment.
Olive oil, also a sealant, hydrates your hair without weighing it down. This light oil will leave your curls (and spirit!) feeling lighthearted.
Aloe Vera Gel
All hail this hydrating gel! Aloe vera gel (the featured ingredient in our Pure Aloe Vera Shampoo!) is full of vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, and E, which are all essential for promoting hair growth and strength.
Peppermint and/or Tea Tree Oil
These are two essential oils that stimulate and clarify your scalp; this improves your scalp’s circulation, which can lead to hair growth. They also contain properties that fight against bacteria and fungus that may cause irritation or dryness to your scalp.
(Pro tip: use these oils sparingly, since they each have strong fragrances!)
What’s sweeter than a head full of moisturized curls? Honey is both an emollient and humectant, which means it retains moisture while also soothing and softening your curls.
Rosemary, lavender, lemongrass...the choice is yours! Essential oils are a great addition to your deep conditioner for fragrance; just be sure to always pair them with a carrier oil (such as coconut or olive).
With all of these amazing ingredients listed, we’re confident that you’ll conjure up a deep conditioner that your curls will love! Do you make homemade deep conditioners often? If so, what do you like to include in them? Let us know in the comments below!