The 'treat yo'self' product of the hair care game.
Not to be dramatic, but deep conditioners are the best thing that’ll ever happen to your hair. Unlike your typical conditioner, a deep conditioning treatment is usually a heavier, more intense formula that works overtime to “repair, reduce breakage and split ends and improve the overall health of the hair,” celebrity stylist and “Curl Queen” Nai’Vasha Johnson, whose clients include Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monae, and Serena Williams, tells ELLE.com.
According to Johnson, deep conditioning treatments work best on freshly shampooed hair, especially when they’re packed with essential oils and free of alcohol and silicone, which she says are harsh ingredients that “give a false sense of repair and shine." You can DIY your way through the damage, or cut costs by purchasing one of the many hair pick-me-ups in the sprawling haircare aisles of your favorite stores, just waiting for their new home. Ahead, 15 of the best deep conditioning treatments to bring your hair back to life.