Will Deep Conditioner Smooth My Hair?

We all deal with frizzy, unruly hair from time to time, no matter our hair type. It’s a fact of life. Humidity, improper styling techniques, and hair damage increase a person’s risk of frizziness. You may have heard that you can achieve smoother hair by adding deep conditioner to your regimen. Is there any truth to that claim? That’s precisely what we’re going to address in this article. 

Deep Conditioner Does Smooth Hair

Deep conditioners are specifically formulated to fight frizz for smoother hair and better hair days. They are full of hair smoothers, oils, and nutrients to leave your hair looking and feeling great. Here are some of the ingredients you’ll find in smoothing deep conditioners: 

  • Oils - Oils are known to instantly smooth your hair cuticles and prevent frizz. Luckily, you’ll find oils in virtually every deep conditioner on the market. 
  • Honey - Honey is a humectant that draws moisture into the hair and instantly smooths the hair’s cuticle for excellent frizz control. 
  • Shea butter - Shea butter is another excellent hair smoother often found in deep conditioners. It not only tames frizz, but it’s full of hair-loving vitamins and fatty acids to promote hair health. 

This is not an exhaustive list of hair smoothing ingredients, but they are some of the most commonly used ones. If you want to get smoother hair from your deep conditioning sessions, be sure that your deep conditioner has some of these ingredients. 

How to Use a Deep Conditioner to Smooth Hair

You’ll be relieved to know that you don’t need to do rocket science to get smoother hair from deep conditioner. However, you should take the following steps to ensure that you are getting the most out of your deep conditioning session. 

  1. Start with clean hair. Putting deep conditioner on dirty hair is a waste of time, as the deep conditioner won’t be able to penetrate dirt and buildup. So, wash your hair with a deep cleansing shampoo once or twice. 
  2. Apply the deep conditioner to your hair while it’s still damp from the wash. Apply it in sections if your hair is thick or long. Don’t be afraid to apply too much. Your goal should be to ensure that all of your hair is covered. Don’t apply any deep conditioner to your roots if you struggle to achieve volume in that area. 
  3. Detangle your hair with your hands or a shower comb. 
  4. Put on a shower cap and wait while the deep conditioner does its work. Reference the instructions on your deep conditioner’s packaging to see how long you should leave it on. Usually, 5 to 10 minutes is sufficient. 
  5. Rinse away all of the deep conditioner. Do not use hot water; it can cause your hair to dry up and get frizzy. 

To sum things up: Yes, deep conditioner can be used to smooth your hair. Just follow the above instructions, and you’ll be greeted with smooth, frizz-free tresses! We wish you the best of luck 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 NaturallyTextured.com, 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.