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These Deep Conditioners Will Help You Make It Through Self-Isolation Without Your Regular Visits To The Hair Salon

Anyone blessed with a beautiful and blake mane knows that when it comes to its care, hydration is vital. Whether your rizos are natural, pressed, relaxed or colored you know the battle of keeping those locks moisturized as never-ending but can be conquered with a smart and regular routine. This means that instead of going for the average shampoo and conditioner routine, you need to be sure to add extra moisturizing treatments to your hair. Deep conditioners being the end all be all way to go!

To help you with your hair, we found the best deep conditioner hair masks on Reddit and posted their reviews! Check them out below!

1. Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

Today.com

Promising review: “En la peluquería me hablaron muy bien de este producto pero su precio era alto, asi que no me lo llevé. Lo encontré en Amazon a muy buen precio y decidí comprarlo. Leí algunas opiniones de que podía ser falso y me dio un poco de miedo, a ver si iba a ser peor el remedio que la enfermedad como se dice… Investigué un poco, me vi todas las comparaciones que hacían con el verdadero y con el falso. Hoy acaba de llegarme el mío y es el original: en la etiqueta del frente pone “take home”, por detrás viene con su código QR, en la base viene grabado en láser (si fuera falso no se hubieran molestado en hacerlo así), venía con su plástico protector como que era nuevo y su consistencia es firme, no está aguado porque no se desparrama por la mano. Así que estoy muy contenta. En cuanto a como utilizarlo me dijeron que hay que ponerlo antes de lavar el pelo o dejarlo actuar por la noche pero siempre hay que retirarlo. Hay que humedecer el pelo, la cantidad que hay que aplicar es una moneda, se mezcla con agua y se va aplicando por los mechones. Un moñete y a esperar un ratito, cuanto más tiempo mejor. Luego champú, acondicionador y/o mascarilla y listo. Olaplex es un tratamiento, no hay que sustituirlo por acondicionador o mascarilla, es un complemento. Espero que os sirva.”

Translated: “In the hairdressing salon they spoke highly of this product but its price was high, so I did not take it with me. I found it on Amazon at a very good price and decided to buy it. I read some opinions that it could be false and it scared me a bit, to see if the remedy would be worse than the disease, as they say … I did a little research, I saw all the comparisons they made with the real one and with the fake. Today mine just arrived and it is the original: on the front label it says “take home”, on the back it comes with its QR code, on the base it is laser engraved (if it were false they would not have bothered to do so), It came with its protective plastic as it was new and its consistency is firm, it is not watery because it does not spread by hand. So I am very happy. As for how to use it, they told me to put it on before washing the hair or leave it to act at night, but always remove it. You have to moisten the hair, the amount to apply is a coin, mix with water and apply through the strands. A knot and wait a little while, the longer the better. Then shampoo, conditioner and / or mask and voila. Olaplex is a treatment, it should not be replaced by a conditioner or mask, it is a supplement. I hope it works for you.

2. Fortifying Protein Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner

Promising review: “This product actually does what it says. Instantly, you will feel the difference in your hair moments after you apply the product you will noticeably feel the protein binding to your strands. My fine hair had a good weight to it after the product was applied. I have never used a protein treatment where in, i could actually feel the weight of the protein binding to my strands. INCREDIBLE! After washing the product out of my hair, i noticed an immediate difference in my hair. Instantly, it reduced my shedding by around 90%. I normally use nexus emergency in my hair but decided to give this product a try based on consumer affairs product rating for BEST protein conditioner treatment. It was considered one of their top 5 protein treatment based on their testing. I am so happy i tried this product. I will trade in my $40 nexus emergency protein treatment for this product. I am african american with type four hair and after using this product, my fingers glided through my hair. I hardly had any shed hair. My hair was breaking so much from moisture overload and this product stopped my breakage by 90-95%. This is by far the best protein treatment i have ever used. Normally, i am protein sensitive but with this product, i had no issues of tangling or matting. I hope this review was helpful.- site review

3. Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque

Amazon.com

Promising review: “Está mascarilla es realmente buena, ha reparado mi cabello de una manera increíble después de un doble proceso de decoloración, por mas de un año estuve buscando un tratamiento para mi cabello que le devolviera la suavidad y el brillo y probé muchas marcas pero ninguna hizo nada bien por mi cabello. Desde la primera vez que utilice está marca me quedé encantada porque los resultados de hidratación, protección, suavidad y brillo fueron inmediatos, por eso no lo cambio y ya llevo 6 meses utilizando todos los próximos de Brazilian Blow-Out..!! Realmente lo recomiendo” – Amazon user

4. Rejuvenating Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner

Promising review: “I’ve been using this product for about 6 months and am hooked. My hair is very long, color treated, and heat styled. This stuff is magic for keeping my hair healthy.
Here’s what I like: product is thick and fully saturates my hair. It is effective quickly – you can feel a difference after leaving it on just 7 minutes. For added penetration, I add a hot towel, wrapped around my head in the shower and leave it on 10-15 minutes. This is excellent for use after coloring and as a weekly deep conditioner. It is an economical, no frills product – you’re no paying extra for a name here. But it’s every bit as good as the stuff I used to get at the beauty supply store. I buy this on the subscribe and save program, which saves a bit more on cost. One jar lasts me one month – I use after color treatments (every 3 weeks) and as a weekly deep conditioner…. so that’s about 5-6 applications per jar for my very long hair. It would probably last 2 months if you have shoulder length hair, maybe even 3 if you have very short hair.
The scent is very neutral, which disappointed me at first, as I love the smell of good hair products. But this is probably a good thing for most people, as the scent won’t compete with your perfume or lotion.
Overall, I highly recommend this product.”- Amazon user

Translated: “This mask is really good, it has repaired my hair in an incredible way after a double bleaching process, for more than a year I was looking for a treatment for my hair that would restore its smoothness and shine and I tried many brands but none did anything good for my hair. From the first time I used this brand I was delighted because the results of hydration, protection, softness and shine were immediate, that’s why I did not change it and I have been using all the next Brazilian Blow-Out for 6 months … !! I really recommend”

5. Like A Virgin Hair Masque

Coco & Eve

Promising review: “I’ve been purchasing coco & eve since day one. Their hair mask is my life. I can’t take a shower without it. My hair smells AMAZING for days AND is the smoothest thing I’ve ever felt!!!! My favourite time to use the hair mask is after a long day at the beach.” – Coco&Eve reviewer

6. SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Reparative Leave-In Conditioner

Shea Moisturizer

“JESUS MADE THIS LEAVE IN CONDITIONER HIMSELF!!! I tried the curl enhancing smoothie back in college and that was honestly hyped up to me. I was disappointed. So I was turned off from shea moisture. I have 3c & 4b hair and tends to get dry so I find myself moisturizing too much or not at all because of school, work, sleep, boyfriend…. and LIFE. BUT when I saw the “JBCO” line I HAD to buy it. I started out with the leave in and was drooling the moment it touched my hair. It glided on my curls and did not leave a residue. My hair was so moisturized and soft and defined. SOOOO.. I wanted to test it with my baby, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream & Olive oil. I flat twisted my hair & I ALMOST CRIED A THE DEFINITION. (I did tear up some lol) and I was late for work admiring my curls. I’ve put many friends and my sisters on to this leave in conditioner and my sister actually cursed me out for holding out on her lol! When I have box braids, I no this leave in, water and Olive oil in a spray bottle to create a cream and spray/rub it into my braids. I said all this to say that if you purchase, you WILL repurchase and repurchase and spread the word. This product does not disappoint. The masque gets the same praise. JBCO is GREAT for more course hair textures or hair that dries out too often. This leave in will save you at LEAST a day or 2 with moisturizing. And if you REALLY want moisture???? Try that cantu curling cream, JBCO leave in and Olive oil and see what happens to your hair and life…. TRY IT!!!!!!” – Amazon user

7. ArtNaturals Argan Oil Hair Mask

International Pharmacy

Promising review: “BACKSTORY: I have mixed long curly hair. My mother is white and my father is black. I have been coloring and flat ironing my hair since I was 14. Throughout the years, my hair has lost its beautiful tight springy curls that I have had since I was a child. My ends were straight while the rest of my hair was somewhat curly. My hair was super dry and starting to thin because I was bleaching it and trying to get it light enough to color it grey. Well, after two failed attempts to bleach it, my hair was coming out in handfuls. Right then and there I was like :yeah, I need to stop this and worry about strengthening it”. I tried natural masks put on it, I tried organic olive oil, and I bought expensive shampoos and conditioners.
All of this effort did help somewhat but, I was running out of patience. I came to Amazon and saw all the reviews and figured it couldnt hurt. On the FIRST application I could LITERALLY feel my hair drinking all of this mask in. It kinda freaked me out to tell you the truth. As soon and I rinsed out the mask, my hair felt beyond amazing! After I dried my hair, I noticed a MAJOR difference! The ends were no longer strait, due to heat damage, and my childhood curls were finally back! Im talking Curly Sue back hunny!!!! Once my hair dried, oh boy talk about fierce!
I get sooooo many compliments on my hair. I use to favor strait hair over my naturally curly hair but now, I favor my curls over everything. I have NEVER wore my hair down so much in my life! I always telling people this hair mask and I know without a doubt that two people have bought this because of my suggestion.”- Amazon user

8. It’s A 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin

Amazon.com

Promising review: “This conditioner doesn’t mess around. Assuming your hair needs conditioner, or you wouldn’t be buying it, this is the one. For years I have gone through many conditioners along with their promises, and It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin comes through with what they promise! It really IS a Miracle!” – Amazon user

9. Deva Heaven In Hair Intense Moisture Treatment

Amazon.com

Promising review: “I love this treatment. I warm it up before applying it and my hair loves it. it feels softer and definitely looks more hydrated, should probably buy the small to try it out if you haven’t . If you do end up liking it I suggest buying the bigger size bottle if you do weekly treatments. It has a fresh and clean scent, it’s not fruity. It’s not buttery it has a nice soft creamy consistency. You can even put some in a spray bottle with a bit of water to have around on those dryer days. It has a nice slip when applied, overall a good deep conditioning,one of the better ones I’ve used.”- Amazon user

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Split End Serums That Will Help Hair Growth And Keep Your Ends From Splitting

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Split End Serums That Will Help Hair Growth And Keep Your Ends From Splitting

Astrid Stawiarz / Stringer

Sure, there might be more things peskier than split ends but there’s no doubt they’re a universal issue that haunts us all.

Thanks to dryness, age, heat styling, and even just existing, split ends are a real issue that people around the globe have to deal with and manage every day. As the oldest part of our hair strands, ends need a very particular type of special care. Particularly if you ever want to avoid having those splits ends work their way up the entire shaft of your hair and wreak even more havoc. While snipping off those ends are a surefire way to fix a split end problem, if you’re trying to grow your hair out there are ways to attempt to keep your ends from splitting in the first place.

We scoured the internet for top reviewed split ends. Check out what we found below!

Oribe’s Split End Seal

“My stylist gave me a sample of this to use on my thick, fine, curly, highlighted hair after a particularly strenuous bleach session. I was so impressed, I bought this when the sample ran out.

Any good stylist will tell you, it’s pretty much impossible to actually seal an end once it’s split (beyond making it appear to be sealed for a short period). But it is possible to return moisture and other nutrients to hair that is damaged or close to splitting. And this product is very good at doing that. It seals the hair to keep the good stuff in and protect against future damage from the environment. A little goes a long way if you apply it to wet hair, before applying any other styling products. Seriously, I got six uses out of the sample. It’ll take me a while to run out of the full size bottle.

This stuff really does work miracles on dry hair. The only way I’d ever be able to get rid of all my split ends would be to just shave my head. But that doesn’t mean my hair isn’t healthy. More than one stylist has pointed that out to me. That wouldn’t be the case if I didn’t use quality products like this one.” – Amazon review

Rita HazanTriple Threat Split End Remedy

“My hair deals with a lot of heat styling and hairspray so the ends get a little worse for wear. I’m growing my hair out for my wedding next year and I’m a law student, so I can’t afford to be getting regular haircuts at this point. I got a sample of this product and can’t believe what a difference it made in my hair. I can no longer see the split ends and my hairstyles pretty effortlessly now. I just ordered the full size.”- Sephora review

Moroccanoil Mending Infusion

“LOVE LOVE LOVE Moroccanoil Mending Infusion! This product works great on the ends of my hair that definitely need to be trimmed! It fuses the tips of my hair after styling so I can go longer w out a trim. It makes the ends look healthy & the smell is terrific! I use all of the Moroccanoil products & so far they are working great for me! The only negative thing I can say is that the bottle is made of thick glass which the actual quantity of the product is less than it actually appears to be. However, it takes very little product for the ends of the hair! The product still deserves 5 stars! IF for any reason these products don’t work for you, it has to be that they have been returned “as no longer needed” & possibly tampered with by a dishonest consumer. Amazon will always make things right from my experience. From reviews I’ve read in the past, I felt I needed to add this comment as I have very difficult hair, coarse, frizzy, & unmanageable unless I use an excellent product like ‘Moroccanoil products’!!”- Amazon Review

PATTERN Jojoba Oil Hair Serum

“Love it! Smells like lavender, ahhhh. I love that you can use this on your scalp and hair. It locks in the moisture from the Pattern leave-in so well for super soft and hydrated hair. I’m so happy with everything from this line. I do believe this jojoba oil is a stand out product as well. You can use it in so many ways. I will continue to purchase this and pretty much everything else from this line. Thank you, Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross, you hit the nail on the head!! Can’t wait to see what else is in store for this line.” – Sephora review

Design Essentials Silk Essentials Thermal Strengthening Serum

“My hair is natural and I usually go to a salon when I occasionally want to have it flat ironed. I decided to order Silk Essentials Thermal Strengthening Serum to do it myself and I already had the Bamboo & silk HCO leave in conditioner that I used to detangle. Wow, these 2 pair together left my hair silky and as straight as if my stylist had dRead more about review stating Love this strengthening serum!” – Site review

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Kat Graham Gets Teary-Eyed Talking About Feeling All Alone To Care For Her Hair In Quarantine

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Kat Graham Gets Teary-Eyed Talking About Feeling All Alone To Care For Her Hair In Quarantine

Vogue/ Youtube

There’s no doubt that when the pandemic struck and it was revealed that the best way to keep healthy was to quarantine, millions of black women panicked. After all, in a world where haircare for Black women has long been a low priority in the beauty industry, so many of us are either only just learning how to take care of our hair or have been thrust into the throes of our curls thanks to not being able to see our stylists in quarantine.

“Vampire Diaries” actress Kat Graham says she knows the deal.

Speaking about her experiences with her hair, Graham admitted she has been getting her hair done professionally since she was 9 years old.

“My mom couldn’t really do my hair [growing up] so she’d just drop me off at the hair salon,” she explained in a video for Vogue before going on to share that since the start of the pandemic she’s had to learn how to do her own hair.

For the past four months, Graham explained that she’s been cautious of not using direct heat on her hair and that it’s been “really therapeutic for me to wear my hair really, really big.” The star explains that this particularly gratifying because “Afro hair is not something that Hollywood has ever necessarily embraced.”

After years of straightening her hair with chemicals and having to wear wigs for roles, Graham said she didn’t know what she was doing at the start of quarantine.

Fortunately, her hairstylist Rachel Lee gave Graham Cantu’s Avocado Leave-In Conditioner to help keep things in shape. “It’s almost like she knew I was going to be on my own. And I’ve never had to be on my own with my hair before,” Graham explained tearfully. “This was the product that really helped me figure out that my hair will work with me if I don’t give up on it.”

Graham explained that she styles her curls with Briogeo Curl Cream and uses oils like Manuka, Argan, and Black Rice. She also makes her own creation of Mustard Seed oil and Jamaican Black Castor.

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