I have been deep conditioning on dry hair since my first experience with DC'ing BG "S" back in April. I started DC this way simply for the sake of time, its not easy doing a toddler's hair! I ended up loving the outcome this way, not to mention it cuts the time in half and it works great for us! I haven't looked back, I must say I like it so much I've only DC on freshly washed hair a few times. I don't use products that contain silicones, mineral oil, petroleum, etc. that can cause build up, so the DC can still penetrate and condition the hair.
Here is how I deep condition on dry hair:
- Start out with dry unwashed hair
- Pre-poo with coconut oil and lightly finger detangle
- Put the hair in sections to apply DC (optional: you can lightly mist the hair with water first)
- After appyling the DC, I cover with a grocery bag and secure with stocking/spandex cap
- Let her run and play anywhere from 45 mins to 2 hours
- Remove bag, gently detangle and section hair for twisting or braiding
- Rinse, wash and then condition while in braids
**I deep condition no less than twice a month (minimum)**
The Natural Haven recently posted on Deep Conditioning on Dry or Dirty Hair. After reading this post, I thought I was doing this all wrong BUT I'm not! This is what works for us and I like it. If its not broken don't fix it! Is there a right or wrong way? I say do what works for your hair. But being my curious self, I decided to do some research and found I'm not the only one doing it this way!
To get a better idea of DC on Dry Hair, here is a video by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl
More info on Deep Conditioning:
Naturally Curly: Deep Conditioners For Curly Hair (Homemade Recipes, Products to try, etc.)