Reader Email| Overnight Deep Conditioning for Easily Straightened Hair

by West Parsons on April 5, 2014

in hair care, straight hair

flat iron natural hair overnight deep conditioning
Q: Found your youtube channel via and I just tried your method for straightened. I’ll admit, I was skeptical–deep conditioning overnight? Really? LOL Boy, was I pleasantly surprised!!! Thanks again for the amazing tip!!!

Your fellow curlie,
Janay (pictured above)

A: Thanks Janay for your take on the method I use! I’m glad your results were favorable!

In my experience, following directions on the product is so overrated. There are exceptions to every rule and hair is no different, which is why some products work for one and not the other. Cosmetologists and brands lead us to believe our hair absorbs the same amount of moisture from a conditioner when left on for 20 minutes as it would for an hour — not true. This is evidenced by the noticeable difference we and many others have experienced while flat ironing our hair after an overnight deep conditioning, as compared to 20 minutes of deep conditioning.  You experience has added to the, now well known fact that, increased moisture leads to textured hair which is much more easily straightened.

For those who are not familiar with techniques for beautifully straightened hair, take a gander at the articles below.

Pre-Poo 101: Why You Must Do This Each Wash Day
A Natural’s Recipe for Successfully Flat Ironed Hair
What Ingredients Minimize Heat Damage
7 Things You Should Have Before Flat Ironing Natural Hair
How To| Prevent Heat Damage When Flat Ironing Natural Hair
I Straightened My Hair. I like It But! (2012 Flat Iron Update)

How To| Straighten Natural Hair
How To| Avoid Heat Damage
How To| Prepare Natural Hair for Silky Straight Results
My Wash Day Regimen (detangle, deep condition, deep co-wash)

Have you tried my method for straightening?