One of the trickiest aspects of dealing with fine, type 4 hair is finding the right products to moisturize and deep condition with.
On one hand, most type 4 hair needs products that can deeply penetrate the hair strand and give us long-lasting moisture and softness.
On the other hand, we’re well aware that these products are often too heavy or sticky for fine hair that is already lacking volume.
This issue becomes especially clear when it comes time to deep condition. Most deep conditioners are heavy by default; Add in the fact that they can stay in your hair anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight, and you might have a problem on your hands.
This, however, does not mean you should give up on deep conditioning altogether!
You can keep on deep conditioning—just change your method! This means looking for products that are lightweight, don’t need to stay on your hair for too long, and won’t leave residue or heavy oils behind. Not sure where to start?
Here are 3 deep conditioning products that are must-haves for fine, type 4 natural hair.
Glow By Daye “The Safari” Conditioning Cap
This uniquely designed conditioning cap provides 20-30 minutes of heat that evenly distributes throughout you’re hair while you’re deep conditioning.
Its design is quite unique in comparison to similar products because there is no electricity involved in the construction of the cap.
It’s completely microwavable, and it’s flaxseed-filled interior allows heat to be retained for up to 30 minutes.
The cap is especially useful for those of you with fragile hair because it’s soft, microfiber lining ensures that there won’t be any pulling or tugging on your scalp or edges.
A leading product in the new “farm to freezer” haircare trend, NaturAll Club Ice Cream Treatment Deep Conditioner is an avocado-based hair treatment that brings dull, lifeless hair some much-needed body and shine.
It stays away from all the harmful stuff (like parabens and sulfates, and animal-testing), and is made almost entirely of all-natural ingredients like shea butter and lavender.
While the treatment is formulated with various oils, it moisturizes and detangles your hair without leaving any greasy product behind.
All you have to do is freeze it, thaw when you’re ready, and apply it for 20-40 minutes.
Amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask
Not to get too excited, but Amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask is a bit of a miracle. It’s a creamy hair mask packed with vitamins and minerals that work together to maximize your hair’s moisture retention.
This formula is especially life-saving for those of you with dry, brittle hair and split ends because the fatty acids—along with Vitamins A, D, and E—promote a soft and silky texture that’s only made better with a little extra heat.
The mask is also vegan and cruelty-free, while the packaging is made with recycled materials.
Do you have fine type 4 hair? Comment below and let us know your holy grails!
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