4 Ways to Deep Condition Your Hair with Heat

              Deep conditioning is the best part of washing the hair. After we are done removing all the dirt, oils, and other build-up from the scalp, the best way to replace all the nutrients lost during the process is to deep condition the hair. There more than 4 ways to deep condition with heat, I am sure. I love to cut corners by just heating a clean wash cloth in the microwave and put it over a plastic cap on my head after applying my deep conditioner. I then secure the wash cloth with another plastic cap and wrap my head with a warm bath towel from my dryer. But if this is too much work for you, I have a list of methods below that you can use to deep condition your hair with heat.

1. Your body Heat - The most inexpensive way to deep condition the hair. All you need is your plastic cap.  If you love to deep condition on dry hair, this method will work for you. You can prep your hair before your regular workout session. Your body heat, plus the plastic cap on your head will help open up the cuticle layers so the nutrients can get deep into the cortex. My daughter doesn't like to deep condition her hair, but she loves to go play outside. So, I prep her hair, put the plastic cap on, and let her play  in the backyard for about 30 minutes during  the summer. Then I rinse the deep conditioner out while she takes her shower.

            This method is also great for those of you who swear by overnight deep conditioning. I only use this method when I deep condition with a leave-in conditioner. The main purpose of a leave-in conditioner is to coat the hair and protects the cuticles, but some leave-in conditioners sits on top of my hair because of my lo-po hair. The best way to get such leave-in conditioners to work is to leave them on overnight.

2. Hooded hair dryer - This method works best if you have low-porosity hair. Sitting under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes is enough to get the conditioner to melt into the hair. Hooded dryers come with different settings. You can use them either on high or low if you want.

3. Electric hair steamer -  Use for 20-30 minutes to help with deep penetration of the deep conditioner. There are different hair steamers on the market. There are some handheld, stand-alone, and cordless. So many to choose from!

4. Microwavable heating cap - This method is convenient because you can do your house chores while deep conditioning your hair. It is like using your body heat, with the exception that you have to heat it up in the microwave for 2 minutes. You leave it on until it gets cold, or  you can reheat it if the hair needs deeper conditioning.

Related post ::::>>>>  Hot Head Microwavable heat cap 

Which one of these methods do you use to deep condition your hair? 



  1. I love these kinds of treatments, so relaxing. Make me fall asleep, haha! Hope you have a great day doll xx

  2. I don't use any of those methods. I just stick with regular cream conditioner from the store. I always thought that too much heat can damage your hair.

    1. Too much direct heat is bad, but sitting under the dryer with a plastic cap on is the best way to get the hair to absorb the product. Thanks Cascia!

  3. I use body heat when I put a treatment on my hair.

  4. This post is so helpful, Nerline. I usually use body heat, especially when I'm in the shower. But I wouldn't mind owning a cap I could just pop in the microwave. How would you compare using the cap to using two plastic caps and the wash cloth? Does one method work better than the other?

  5. I have never done any of the above, tho. I just wash my hair and sometimes I use some moisturizing products but hardly ever, I am too lazy, lol. Honeypie I love you too, there's no need to feel guilty, OK? Good ;)
    Muah, muah muah, my beautiful sista

  6. I use "Your Body Heat" to deep condition my hair. It has worked so far. :)


  7. I don't own a steamer, therefore that's the only method I haven't used.

  8. I didn't know I can use the leave-in as a DC, it means I must leave it overnight since I am a lo-po.

  9. Resenha maravilhosa amei a dica do produto o resultado deve ser ótimo
    Meu canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apP6eHn5PlI

  10. I always use a plastic cap to deep condition my hair. My hair definitely needs a deep conditioner!

  11. Interesting post!!!
    Have a nice day, Nerline!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  12. Since I got my new hooded dryer---I'm loving deep conditioning under that thing! It's so relaxing and much quieter than my old unit.

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

  13. I go for the plastic cap and all I need to do is put on the cap and go outside on my patio. Works!

  14. I don´t use any of these tools, but can definitely imagine that the extra heat helps with the conditioning.

  15. These are great tips, Nerline. I think I've used all of them except the microwaveable heat cap.

  16. I've always used the cap & dryer methods. Excellent post Nerline!

  17. Great information; thanks so much for sharing.

  18. You are so good with this hair stuff and Lord knows I need to condition to my hair! http://www.robincharmagne.com

  19. Oh man! How come I've never heard of that microwaveable cap before?!!?! Thanks for the heads up:)

  20. I really need to try these microwavable hair caps!! Thanks for sharing xx
    Iman @ Manigazer


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