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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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5 Hair Care Products And Routines For Healthier Locs

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5 Hair Care Products And Routines For Healthier Locs

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We’re not quite out of the woods when it comes to the dry air of winter, but with summer rays ahead, there’s no doubt it’s time to keep a lookout for strands. With the threat of the sun’s heat damage just around the corner, we’re concentrating on products and styles that will be the ultimate saving grace when it comes to no breakage and frizzies.

Women on Reddit have been sharing their favorite products, below!

Check them out!

“I love reading what other people do for their hair and taking inspiration (so far I’ve found a great hairspray based on a post in redpillwomen sub) for products, techniques and such. I hope you don’t mind sharing your routine-be as detailed as you like!

Mine : My hair is long (waist, but a good bit below hip length when wet), curly and medium thickness. I also have somewhat problematic and oily scalp. So the longest I go between washes is 3-4 days. By this time, my scalp is oily and my length needs the moisture. But, if I cannot for some reason wash the whole length, I braid it and do a scalp only wash.

In the shower after shampooing my roots, I finger detangle my hair with lots and lots of conditioner, rinse, then add conditioner again and fingercomb through again (this eases out all the knots) and rinse. Afterwards I apply leave-in mixed with some water, maybe a serum and gel or mousse. I typically airdry or blowdry. I have a diffuser but I don’t like using it so much as I feel like it makes my ends split more. I have long bangs, so those I straighten.

Whenever I feel like my hair is getting a bit frizzy, I re-wet it slightly with my palms and reapply my leave-in products. I brush the roots and bangs everyday since they are quite straight, but other than that, the most detangling between washes is gentle fingercombing to separate curls while dry, or when I’m dampening my hair in the morning I might gently fingercomb out some knots. The bangs and roots I like to blast with some hairspray to give some volume and hold.

I don’t use heat on the length (besides blowdrier) and I also don’t dye anymore, as I want to grow my hair even longer. I trim it myself when the ends need it.

Occasionally, I might do a deep treatment. I used to have a schedule, but I fell off it. Need to get back to it!

(This is my first time making a post here, so sorry if I did something wrong!)”- u/deathbypurple

“Hair background: I’m not sure if I have thick hair, or just a lot of it, but the volume is not lacking! It’s got a mind of its own as far as texture – sometimes more wavy, sometimes more straight, sometimes even straight up curly. Length – mid-back to low-back, depending on whether I needed a big chunk of dead ends chopped off. Dyed religiously because prematurely gray is not my style. :'( Because of this dying, my hair is crazy dry. And I live in a really humid climate.

Products!

  • Olaplex No. 3 – I use this pre-shampoo/condition about twice a month. Truly a hair saver. If I could only own a single hair product, it would be this! Makes my “hay” hair soft again, and tones down the tangles.
  • Oribe Royal Blowout – this is a heat styling spray that I use if I’m going to blow dry or use heat styling. Smells amazeballs!
  • Oribe Anti-Humidity spray – To be honest, I don’t know how much this helps, but it makes me feel better about walking out into 90% humidity after I just finished styling my hair. Also, smells amazeballs. 🙂
  • Deva Curl Low Poo – One of the shampoos I alternate between. I don’t use it for the curls/waves so much as I do for the gentle formula and softness it brings out in my hair. Does NOT smell amazeballs, haha.
  • ION Purify shampoo – This is the other shampoo I alternate between. We have extremely hard water (I’ve also gotten a shower head filter, but still hard) and the build up needs washed out. Supposed to be good for after swimming in chlorine too. My hair feels weird after rinsing it out, like it’s dying for the conditioner, but feels SUPER soft after conditioning and drying.
  • Deva Curl Conditioner – One of the many conditioners I alternate between. This is one that I usually use after the Deva Curl shampoo. Smells weird, but softer hair, so I tolerate it.
  • Argan Conditioning Mask – Another conditioner I alternate with. I use the heavy duty conditioners/masks once a week because of the dry texture of my hair. This one is a holy grail hair mask! Smells soooooo good and hair is like silk…or as close as it can get after dying every 6-8 weeks for over 7 years!
  • It’s a 10 Hair Mask – I definitely like this hair mask, just not as much as the Argan one. Smells great – nicely conditions.
  • Oribe Glaze – I use this halfway between my hair colorings. It’s supposed to help bring the shine back like right after you get your hair dyed. I don’t like how it makes my scalp feel after using it…kinda greasy/build-up-y feeling, so that’s why I use it so sparingly. Plus it is heavily perfumed, and while I like it, I have eczema so I’m cautious about what washes down my body in the shower.”- sthutton

“Wow, thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough routine, I really enjoyed reading about all the products 😀 🙂

I totally agree with you on the heatstyling – there is only so much you can achieve on hair without heat. Unfortunately, for me the choice would be either short and heatstyled, or long and naturally curly with all it’s imperfections, as my hair takes heat really badly. I still can feel the damage from straightening some front pieces for my prom haha 😀 And my bangs split like crazy.

Aside from that, and maybe it’s just a lie I tell myself, but I feel like my long curls are a kind of my special trademark feature, something that sets me apart from other women (but I also know it’s a big turn off for some men). I could fight against it with heat styling tools and chemicals, or work with it by trying to make what I naturally have look it’s best.”- deathbypurple

“I co-wash once or twice a week, apply leave in conditioner while my hair is soaking wet and wrap it up in a microfiber head towel. I keep product use as low as I can to extend my time between washes (I hate product build up!) and use whatever generic curl creme I can find on sale to reduce the frizz factor. I never use heat on my hair, so I hope that helps keep it healthy and damage free.

I’m looking forward to my next hair cut, I could really use a trim and maybe some style or layers cut in.”- UnconventionalFemme

“Hi there, I have really thick hair with a light wave, so I need to get it thinned all the time. I get blonde highlights so it can be quite dry. I hate washing and drying it because I’m a mum and ain’t no one got time for that. So I’m maybe twice a week (max) and occasionally once per week. Eek! Dry shampoo is a godsend for mum’s. And the bun trend. Yay. I use a moisturizing shampoo and mask, a smoothing product and just dry it off before bed. Then the next day if I wake up before my toddler I’ll get to straighten it.

I’ve just had a big chop and got a ‘lob’ haircut, which is fun. When my sister (hairdresser) has time she is going to super blonde it and put in a ash blonde toner which will be interesting.”- MrsRobertshaw

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This Poor Mom Had To Spend 20 Hours Detangling Her Daughter’s Hair To Free It Of 150 Velcro-Toys

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This Poor Mom Had To Spend 20 Hours Detangling Her Daughter’s Hair To Free It Of 150 Velcro-Toys

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I think it’s safe to say that during this strange time of quarantine, that we can definitely count parents among the heroes.

Stay at home orders and efforts to keep children at home, have caused parents to have to reevaluate their daily schedules. Now, so many parents are working double time to give their students the attention and education that they truly need.

A Pennsylvania mom recently highlighted the chaos of this new reality after showing what happened when she let her children play with toys after they’d finished their school work.

In a post shared on her Facebook Lisa Hoelzle shared a nightmarish experience of having to detangle her daughter Abigail’s hair after her son Noah dumped her into a hairy situation.

I post the good …. well here is some of the bad ☹️☹️☹️ Friday at 4pm until Saturday at 10pm was my worst Mom…

Publicado por Lisa Tschirlig Hoelzle en Domingo, 10 de enero de 2021

Hoelzle’s children are both 6 years old and like most kids in the United States right now, staying at home and doing virtual school. After finishing their school day, Noah and Abigail headed down to their basement to play with Bunchems, a toy that includes tiny Velcro-like balls that stick together.

It didn’t take long for sweet Noah, who Hoelzle describes in her post as a “jokester,” to dump a full container of the Bunchems on his sister’s head. Little did he know he’d just launched his sister into a mother’s “worst Mom nightmare.”

“I think I had an out-of-body experience,” Hoelzle wrote of the moment she saw her daughter’s hair. “She had about 150 of these things layered and matted in her hair. They made it worse trying to remove them themselves because they connect together kinda like Velcro.”

Bunchems hair
LISA TSCHIRLIG HOELZLE/ Facebook

Speaking about her initial plan of action Hoelzle, said that it took around three hours to remove fifteen of the Bunchems. When her husband, Dan, arrived home the two Google their next approach and only then realized “the severity of what we were up against. It suggested using conditioner and vegetable oil to loosen it but that made it worse and so messy. He got out about 10 more Before you knew, it was 1 am and Abigail could not keep her eyes open I slept with her head on me so they wouldn’t get more tangled. Not that I really could sleep.”

When it came to cutting her losses and, cutting her daughter’s hair Hoelzle said she just couldn’t do it. “If we cut them out because of how deep they were she would have winded up with a short pixie cut,” she explained. “It crushed my heart and I just couldn’t in my heart give up without trying my best to get them out. I am that Mom that has a bow to match each outfit! Haha”

The next day, Lisa went back to work, this time armed with mineral oil and a detangling comb.

“There was also a lot of tears (mine)” Hoelzle joked. “Abigail consoled me and Noah because he felt awful what he did. Abigail was surprisingly amazing about it !! She is usually the child that acts like you are killing her when I brush her hair! When she started to wine about it my Mom brought in a Lollipop and stuck it in her mouth! Lol. Hey, you got to do what you got to do! It was such a long day. I never watched so much kids U tube to entertain her but after 20 hours total after pulling and working them out of her head and lots of hair loss I got them all out. Followed by an hour or more in the bath tub with conditioner and combing out the knots.”

“I feel like we had a miracle with all of our prayers,” Hoelzl added. “We saved her hair and although it is thinner it wasn’t as damaged and ruined as I thought so Thank you God!!!” she wrote.

While Hoelzle says her fingers are “literally swollen” from the experience she is thankful to be done with the “awful situation.”

Bunchems hair
LISA TSCHIRLIG HOELZLE/ Facebook

She is now set on getting the word out about Bunchems and the severe consequences the toys can have.

“This will be something we will never forget very traumatic experience in the Hoelzle household this weekend,” she said before asking her friends to spread the word. “Trash you Bunchems if you have them or if you love them where a shower caps when playing with a sibling! Lol. This will be something we will never forget very traumatic experience in the Hoelzle household this weekend. I kept trying to think we have our health it [could] be worse but boy oh boy what a sickening feeling!”

Bunchems are still available to purchase but they were discontinued last year, likely for this reason.

According to New York Post, spokesperson for Spin Master, the company behind Bunchems said that they “quickly developed instructional videos for our YouTube channel and websites as a way to proactively educate people on how to play with the product and how to remove Bunchems from hair if they do get tangled.”

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