How to Deep Condition Your Hair Like A Pro


Are your deep conditioning sessions underwhelming? You’re not alone. Many people buy high-quality deep conditioners and don’t get the results they were promised. A lot of it comes down to how you use the product. If you want to learn how to deep condition your hair like a pro, keep reading.

Clarify Your Hair

For your deep conditioner to work the way it’s intended to, you need to give it a clean slate. To do that, you’ll wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo, which is just like your regular shampoo but with stronger cleansers. Here’s how to do so:

  • Wet your hair down.

  • Apply the clarifying shampoo, focusing on your roots.

  • Scrub in small circular motions to remove excess oils, dirt, and debris.

  • Pull some of the shampoo down to the ends of your hair with your hands. Smooth it so that all the hair is covered.

  • Rinse thoroughly.

  • Use a microfiber towel to gently squeeze excess water out of your hair so it’s no longer dripping.

*Unless your hair is soiled or full of buildup, you should only need one round of clarifying shampoo.

Secure Your Hair in Sections

To make the hair easier to manage, separate it into at least 2 to 4 sections and secure each with a scrunchie or clip. Be gentle with this part, as your hair is more vulnerable to breakage when it’s wet.

Apply the Deep Conditioner

Now, it’s time to apply your deep conditioner. Release one of the sections and apply some deep conditioner to the hair. Focus the product on your ends and mid-lengths instead of your roots. Repeat this on all of the hair sections.

Detangle and Distribute

While the deep conditioner is sitting on your hair, you’re ready to detangle and distribute. Right now is the perfect time for detangling because deep conditioner makes your hair slippery, making detangling a whole lot easier. Comb through the section with a wide-tooth comb. With each stroke of the comb, you’ll get better and better product distribution.

Wait for the Deep Conditioner to Process

Look at your deep conditioner packaging to find out how long you should leave the deep conditioner on your hair. It could be anywhere between 5 minutes and 30 minutes – or even longer. If your hair is seriously compromised or you simply want to maximize the product’s absorption, add some heat to the mix. Sit under a hooded dryer or blast your hair with a blow dryer on low to medium heat for up to a half hour.

Rinse Thoroughly

After time is up, rinse thoroughly. It could take several minutes to rinse out all of the product. So, be patient with this step. Leaving deep conditioner in your hair could lead to buildup and a domino effect of hair issues you don’t want.

You’re all done! For more insight, read this article to learn about the dos and don’ts of deep conditioner.

So, there you have it - how to deep condition your hair like a pro. After your deep conditioner is rinsed out, follow up with a good leave-in conditioner to lock in the moisture, make styling easier, boost your hair’s shininess, and more. Daily Dose leave-in conditioner can do all of this and more. We hope you found all the information you were looking for, and we wish you the best with your hair!


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.