Deep conditioning is the best way to keep your curls hydrated and frizz free. For fine hair however, a deep conditioner can leave your hair feeling heavy and sometimes oily.
Here are a few of our favourite deep conditioners to use on fine curls. For more information on fine curls and what makes them unique read our article here.
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque
This lightweight, whipped mask doesn’t leave your curls heavy. It infuses hair with moisture and nutrients. Made with Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils, it smoothes and fortifies follicles for stronger, healthier frizz-free hair.
How to use:
Section clean, wet hair. Apply generously. Use a wide tooth comb to distribute evenly from root to ends. Leave in for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. For extra conditioning , cover hair with a plastic cap. Apply moderate heat for up to 30 minutes. When using a steamer do not cover hair. Moist heat will add to masque’s hydration.
Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment
This conditioner is really intended to be used once a week. If your hair is very fine and gets weighed down easily, you may want to wash your hair after using it.
How to use:
Apply to clean, wet hair, comb through and let it settle in for 30-60 minutes. For even more intense conditioning, use with heat, such as the Hair Therapy Wrap. Rinse and style as usual. This can be used daily or as a leave-in conditioner for thicker, drier curl types. If your hair gets too heavy, leave on for 20-30 minutes.
Trepadora Quinoa Repair Deep Conditioner
A lightweight treatment that benefits from Quinoa, a complete protein which gives hair a smoother and silkier feel. Forming a protective barrier to protect the hair from environmental stresses, retains moisture in the hair and provides essential nutrients.
How To Use:
Smooth generously onto freshly washed, detangled hair and leave on for 3-5 minutes. For a more intense treatment, cover with a plastic cap and sit under a warm dryer. Leave on up to 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
When to Use
If you’re hair isn’t prone to breakage or dullness, it can be hard to know when to use a treatment.
What to look for:
- If your curls are tangling. Knots and tangles are one of the things that come with curly hair, but if you are finding yourself detangling more than usual, or finding it harder to detangle, you may need to treat your curls.
- If your curls aren’t as shiny.
- Your curls are experiencing more frizz. This could be down to dryness,
- If you have clarified recently.
Be careful not to use a deep treatment too often. This can leave your curls oily and flat. Most treatments need to be used weekly, but for finer hair types, once every two weeks. Read more on over conditioning here.
What to look for:
- An oily feel to the hair.
- Flat roots. If your hair is normally bouncy, flat lifeless roots is a sign of weighed down hair.
- Stiff hair. If your hair feels dry or stiff, this could be because of a protein overload. Deep conditioners work with proteins to repair the hair shaft, an overload will coat your hair too much, making it stiff.