Newbie !!! with pics and questions about deep conditioning

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  1. blondemane

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    Hi!!! after lurking for a year i finally joined. I am currently about SL, natural, just bced in January. Looking forward to hair growing. I had a few questions as well, I plan on flat ironing my hair soon and I know deep conditioning is important to combating poofyness; first question is does aussie moist count as a deep conditioner and second should I deep condition before I wash or after?


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    relaxed hair, (my natural highlights I am trying to get back. My hair has been braided for most of my transition so the sun hasn't had a chance to bleach it)

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  2. BostonMaria

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    WELCOME!!! :drunk:

    I think Aussie Moist is a regular conditioner, but I will let the others chime in. The deep conditioner I've used is Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle.

    You deep conditioner AFTER you shampoo your hair. Then you rinse it out and style your hair as you normally would.

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    Thank you! I have used Aussie 3 minute miracle before, for a deep condition should i leave it in longer than the 3 minutes?
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]..You should Dc after you wash leave in 30 min/rinse/style.....



    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I leave my deep conditioners on a minimum of thirty minutes, but most of the time I DC for one hour. I don't even know why they suggest 3 minutes. You don't have to do this, but sometimes I will add coconut oil to my DC just to give it an extra punch :boxing:

    ETA: Since you're flatironing I suggest you also get a heat protectant to avoid any damage
     
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    Welcome! Usually any conditioner that tells you to leave it on for 3 minutes or more counts as a DC. I use Silk Elements MegaSilk Condition and leave it on for about 30 minutes with a heating cap. Happy hair growing....this forum is a GREAT resource!!
     
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    Welcome! Congrats on your BC. I agree with Maria, 30-1 hour or more. I usually leave mine in for abotu 2 hours because I put it on before I start doing something else, like cleaning the house or working out, so I can kill 2 birds with one stone.
     
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    Deep conditioning is determined by how long you leave the conditioner in your hair, not by the name on the bottle. I have deep conditoned my hair with Suave Naturals in Lavender.... I put it in my hair after washing, and sit under the hair dryer (a necessity) with a plastic cap for about 20 minutes, and then let my hair cool for about 10 minutes before rinsing. It just depends on what condition your hair is in at that moment, or how much time you have.
     
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    Welcome! There are some great tips on the forum about getting your natural hair straight (WestNDNbeauty springs to mind, but I'm sure I've seen other posters with good methods).
     
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    Hhhmmm...I'm not so sure the bolded is true. I think the conditioner has to contain ingredients that will penetrate the hair shaft in ordered to be considered a "deep" conditioner. There was a thread on what constitutes as a deep conditioner some years ago, let me see if I can find it.....brb.



    Found it!
    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=280741


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