Is It Good to Use Deep Conditioner Everyday?


Deep conditioner does some great things for the hair; for most people, it’s no secret. And that’s why more and more people are doing all they can to reap its amazing benefits. Some are even considering using deep conditioner every single day. Is that a good idea? You’ll find out in this article. 

You Should Not Use Deep Conditioner Everyday

Deep conditioner is not designed to be used every single day. Most people find that using it every week or so is best for them, while others use it once or twice a month and call it a day. Using deep conditioner too often is a widely known no-no, and it’s all because of the negative consequences that could come up. 

Bad Things That Can Happen When Using Deep Conditioner Everyday

We’re not trying to scare you in this section, but knowing what to expect with daily deep conditioning is important. Here are some of the bad things that can happen to your hair if you overdo things: 

  1. Your hair could go limp. Deep conditioner is one of the densest hair products you’ll come across. It usually contains a variety of emollients, hydrators, and sometimes silicones. These ingredients can weigh down your hair - this won’t be a problem for those with gravity-defying hair. But if you struggle with flat or limp hair, you should not use deep conditioner daily. 

  2. Product buildup. Product buildup is something that no one wants to deal with. It often happens when you overuse heavy products like deep conditioner. Over time, residue begins accumulating on the hair and scalp. It can cause prolonged hair dryness, lack of manageability, and even brittleness and breakage. Another issue people see with product buildup is their normal hair products not working the way they used to.

  3. Moisture overload. Moisture is generally good for the hair, as it helps to keep dryness away. Deep conditioner is really good for dry hair because it increases moisture. But if you go overboard with the moisture, you could deal with moisture overload, where the hair is overly elastic and breaks easier as a result. It may also be sticky and resist your normal hair styling routine. 

  4. Cost. Deep conditioner isn’t usually cheap- most of the time, you’ll see that it’s on the expensive side. And that applies when you’re just using it as directed. But imagine using it daily - you’ll spend even more. 

* Note: These are not the only issues you could experience if you use your deep conditioner too often. 

So, there you have it - you definitely should not use your deep conditioner every day because of the risks associated with doing so. We urge you to read your deep conditioner label to determine how often you should use it. Then, tailor your deep conditioning frequency as needed to give your hair what it needs. 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.