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CHEAP TRICKS // HEAT BASED DEEP CONDITIONING WITHOUT A STEAMER/DRYER

Hi guys,
     I hope you all are doing great. I have been thinking of how to make my blog better and I came up with a few ideas. I am thinking of introducing new series like the one above - cheap tricks which will feature once a month. It will contain tips and tricks I have learned along the way to make your hair journey much more affordable. I hope you will all benefit from it.
   My first trick is: Heat based deep conditioning without a steamer or dryer. As you may know deep conditioning and heat (moist heat) go hand in hand.  Infact I am yet to find any deep conditioner that does not recommend conditioning with heat. For example SHEA MOISTURE'S DEEP TREATMENT MASQUE (which I have reviewed on this blog) recommends using heat for 30 minutes while ORS REPLENISHING CONDITIONER (review coming up soon) recommends 10-15 minutes with heat. Why you may ask. Well the heat opens up your cuticles which makes absorption of nutrients much more effective and also a lot faster. However if you are like me and you are too cheap to get do not have a steamer or dryer you may opt for using your body temperature rather than a direct heat source to Deep condition.  How does it work? After applying your product, you put on one (or two) shower caps and go about your business. Your body heat slowly conditions your hair under the cap. The problem with this method is that it takes upwards of an hour to be really sure your strands have absorbed every nutrient it possibly can. Infact a lot of us keep our shower caps on overnight to ensure a thorough deep conditioning. I find it so uncomfortable because I haven't found a shower cap that doesn't give me a terrible headache after 10 minutes. So having it on overnight is a nightmare. Also if you don't really have a lot of time you may be tempted to put off deep conditioning  altogether rather than shuffle about with a painful head for an hour or more. The easy thing to do would be to buy a steamer or dryer and get it done with right? But what if you do not want to commit your funds to getting either one?
This post will show you how to get your deep conditioning done fast and effectively without a dryer or steamer in 5 simple steps:


1. Deep condition as usual.




2. Wrap hair in either cling film or a nylon bag or a light shower cap.
 
 
 
 3. Get a thick hand towel. Boil some water and pour it in a bowl. Immerse the towel into the boiling hot water and use a hanger or anything else with a hook to bring it out. Carefully wring it with either another  towel or with a wooden ladle
 
 




4. After carefully wringing out as much of the hot water as possible, place it over the first wrap. Please be extremely careful with this so you don't get burned. Its best to have a thick towel on your shoulders when you are doing this.





5. Place a bigger thicker shower cap  over it all. Ensure you fold in the ends of the towel inside the cap to minimise dripping . If your cap is snug enough you will only get a few drips. If you have a towel on your shoulders then the drips shouldn't be much of a bother.

 

In about a minute or 2, you should begin to feel the heat all over your head. Its a nice feeling too (he he). Now depending on the time limit specified on the product I usually have to do this once or twice. For instance, with the SHEA MOISTURE that recommends 30 minutes with heat I do this twice, that is, I change the towel after 15 minutes and leave it on for another 15 minutes and I'm done. On the other hand, since the ORS recommends 15 minutes tops, once I put in the final shower cap, I am done after 15 minutes. My hair is usually soft and moist and warm when I take of all the load.
So if like me you are not ready to invest in a steamer or dryer ,but want faster more effective deep conditioning in the comfort of your home, you can try this method. I am sure you will endorse it.


                                                    Thanks for stopping by...
                                                                     KimB

Comments

  1. Haven't tried the hot towel method but the cling film is always a win for me!

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  2. lolo.. did you just say hot water on your hair is a sweet feeling? This babe oo
    I will try this
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    1. I am serious doll, the feeling is divine :-D

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  3. This is really worth trying - I'll tell you how it goes. Btw, I love your hair x

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    1. Thanks dear, looking forward to an update from you :-)

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  4. My staple DC (Nothing But) doesn't require heat. Although sometimes I still heat it up. Noted your method, will come in useful someday. I sneak into the kitchen sometimes and microwave a big towel for 30 seconds to 1 minute and wrap round my plastic covered head, to help with my conditioning.

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    1. Hmmm this microwave method sounds like a win to me. Another way to conquer the DC. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  6. Love love love your blog. We just followed each other on Instagram and I immediately checked out ur blog. I am a (lazy) naturalista and ur posts have given my hair hope n life loool. Loooove!

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  7. Love your hair and your blog! I'm definitely going to try this out on my next washday! :)

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