Deep Conditioner- Too Long?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by BabyShaq, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. BabyShaq

    BabyShaq New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    How long is too long to keep in a deep conditioner? I didn't use any heat... just washed my hair and massaged in some deep conditioner. I placed a plastic cap on my head and went to bed... now I'm at work with a scarf covering the plastic cap because I didn't wake up early enough to rinse the conditioner out and blow dry... eek! I'm all natural (until Saturday)... will leaving in the conditioner for so long screw up my hair? I hope not... help!
     
  2. BabyShaq

    BabyShaq New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Hmm... anyone? ...?
     
  3. AnjelLuvsUBabe

    AnjelLuvsUBabe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    22,007
    Likes Received:
    36,456
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    *Harlem, NYC*
    For one I wanna know where you work that you can come in with a plastic cap :smile: ...But, I dont think you can over condition, but I would suggest at the end of week do a protein conditioner to balance it off...
     
  4. LizLeila

    LizLeila Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,173
    Likes Received:
    4,216
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I have overconditined before, I think. It could have also just been a poor product choice too. My hair came out limp and really heavy instead of bouncy. But I have left conditioner in my hair for as long as you have and been fine.
     
  5. BabyShaq

    BabyShaq New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA

    Ha ha! My internship has a relaxed dress code so I can get away with wearing a scarf on my head, lol. So, I just tucked the red plastic bag underneath the scarf... they have no idea. :)
     
  6. onepraying

    onepraying Healthy Hair Quest..

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta Metro Area
    It all depends on the conditioner and how your hair reacts. There actually is a thread on overconditioning.

    If the conditioner has a large amount of protien in it you'll end up with hard-like or protein feeling hair....I'd just come behind with a moisturizing treatment like hot oil or something.

    Now, I've left ORS Olive Oil Pak on for days then rinsed. I've mixed it with cholestrol and honey and left on for days and my hair felt good and soft.

    I've just begun to experiment with leaving conditioner in for a day or so.
     
  7. HoneyDew

    HoneyDew Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Messages:
    12,276
    Likes Received:
    574
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Columbia MD
    If i use a conditoner that my hair dislikes this happens. But, I think that it would have happened even if i did not leave in that long. Some products marked as "conditioners" just don't seem to have a good effect on my hair.
     
  8. maryj1584

    maryj1584 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    I do that all the time, haha:lol:



     
  9. BabyShaq

    BabyShaq New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    So I came home and finally rinsed out my hair. It was actually still moist-- very damp. The plastic cap definitely locked in the moisture. My hair was much softer and easier to part for blowdrying. Yay for no damage, lol. Thanks for those who replied!
     
  10. candita

    candita Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2005
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    I'll slather some conditioner in my hair and sleep in a cap overnight and rinse out before leaving for work in the morning. My hair loves it, it leaves it soft and shiny all day. I'm careful to make sure the conditioners aren't too full of protein though (although this also works wonders with GPB).
     
  11. CurleeDST

    CurleeDST Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    6,644
    Likes Received:
    3,150
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Somewhere in America
    My hairdresser says that you should follow the directions on the container of the conditioner b/c they are chemicals too. If overused they can have the reverse effect on the hair.

     
  12. sylver2

    sylver2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Messages:
    11,235
    Likes Received:
    24,984
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    MD frm NYC
    I sleep in conditioner all the time. I have left it in for an entire weekend. Not protein, but a regular deep conditioner like NTM. Hair feels sooo good afterwards
     
  13. Cincysweetie

    Cincysweetie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2004
    Messages:
    19,107
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Down tha way...
    I leave conditioner in for HOURS. Overnight, all day, and yes...I am one of those women that goes out in public with the conditioner in her hair. As long as it's all soaked in and you can't see it...who even knows the difference? :look: My hair likes the extra deep conditioning!

    CurleeDST, that's interesting what you shared about your stylist.
     

Share This Page