Thursday, 26 September 2013
My product staples – series 2 – the deep conditioners
This is my second series of product staples; I have decided to undertake these series to help me out with thinking through and finding the perfect stable. So far with the shampoo series, I have now been thinking of a milder shampoo to my usual ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo, a shampoo that has a sulphate composition for clarifying, this was all from your lovely ladies comments, so thank you!
In this series I will be looking at deep conditioners and protein treatment.
As far as protein treatment goes, I have only ever tried ORS products, the ORS Replenishing pak and ORS Hair Mayonnaise; I am totally sold on ORS Hair Mayonnaise. ORS Hair Mayo is a medium protein treatment, it can be upped the scale will an egg; however, I have not tried this before. I personally feel that any other conditioner stronger than this would be too strong for my hair, and I have had nightmare of my hair breaking off due to protein overload (wait....it’s happened before)!
I protein treat my hair about once a month, that is when am clarifying my hair. I have used this product almost all my life! I have never tried any stronger protein but something tells me am protein sensitive, also I don’t really like the way my hair feels after a tea rinse which I believe is the closest resembles to how it feels after a hard protein treatment. Anyway, bottom line is if it aint broke don’t fix it.......right......?
Moisturising Deep Conditioner
I moisturise DC my hair on a weekly basis. When am not protein treating my hair I am using a moisturising conditioner, I use this more than my protein, my hair wants more moisture than it wants protein. I tend to add oils to this conditioner and use it under a heat cap for 30 mins minimum. At the moment I have just finished my extremely large Vatika Deep Conditioner Hot oil treatment, though it worked really well when I added glycerine to it but on its own I didn’t feel like it penetrated my strands well enough, however, it still saved me from my protein overload so I do have a soft spot for it. It however has henna in it might not be the best weekly DC to use.....any thoughts?
I am still toying with moisturising DC, I think I have found my con sitting on the shop isles it has behentrimonium chloride very high on its list and is a masque, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration hair masque. I have never seen Herbal Essence hair masque, but if it’s the DC version of the conditioner, am intrigued!
What protein treatment and DC do you swear by and has anyone used a masque?
Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :-)
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