beauty, diy

DIY Beauty: Deep Conditioning Treatment


Since taking the leap and getting “bangs” I’ve been forced to actually put some effort in when styling my hair. No more throwing my hair in a top knot (which I miss desperately by the way) as my fringe is too short to pin back and needs hourly maintenance.

I’ve never really been able to justify spending a lot of dollars on a deep condition at the hair salon but since my tresses are being fried and sprayed every day now I thought I better give my hair the pampering it needs – with my own DIY job of course! Blogger on a budget much.

As I’ve discovered a deep condition pretty much requires leaving conditioner in your hair for a longer period of time, and keeping your head warm to “infuse” the treatment. Easy.


Shower cap

1. Shampoo and rinse your hair as normal.

2. Drown your hair in your favourite conditioner, focusing on your ends.

3. Place shower cap over your hair and wrap in a a towel.

3. Leave the treatment in for a hour and rinse out with warm water.

NOTE: I always blast my head with freezing cold water right after I’ve rinsed out the product; cold water seals the hair cuticles and makes your mop shine!

Now I know I don’t look very stylish in my shower cap (yes, it’s cupcake print), but my fringe is thanking me for it.

What is your best hair care tip?

E x


  1. Hey Em, I’m trying a coconut oil treatment this weekend, apparently it’s really good for your hair… plus coconut oil is only like $5 a jar at woolies 🙂 You can tell me how well it worked on Saturday 🙂

  2. Thanks for the tip on the cold water rinse: I’m not sure I’ll be able to stand it in winter, though.

    And since you asked … An old-time conditioner is to put olive oil through your hair for a few hours, with a couple of drops of lavender oil. It leaves your hair so soft.

      • Oops, sorry for not being clear. You must have have just about fallen over in horror. The oil is just a conditioning treatment. You wash your hair out really, really well afterwards: cheap shampoo or bicarb soda works well. We like to leave the oil in for a few hours, so it happens on a day when no one is going anywhere, and we’re expecting no visitors!

      • Haahah that sounds much better! I assumed you’d wouldn’t just leave it in !!! Thanks for the tip, I’ll def be trying that one soon! E x

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