Does Anyone Still Overnight Deep Condition?

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  1. Napp

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    This used to be an acceptable practice but in the last few years it has been demonized. Is what they say really true? Does anyone else still do it regardless?
     
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    Very rarely but if it isn't having any adverse effects then go for it. I'm always team do w/e works for you regardless. One IGer I follow always does hers overnight and she has incredibly healthy hair.
     
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    No it always used to make my hair itchy.
     
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    I do because my hair seems to need more than 30 minutes to benefit from a conditioner. I sometimes use heat first and then leave it in overnight. My hair stays extremely dry and is low porosity so it needs that extra.
     
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    This.
     
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    Ditto to the itchy scalp comments above. Plus, I realized I get better results when I deep condition with heat for 30 min vs overnight without heat. I hate sleeping with wet hair.
     
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    I do it once in a while. It is important to rinse with a little shampoo the morning after.
     
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    I do,depends on the circumstances..If I do a henna or any type of protein treatment it’s essential that I overnight to get that balance back into my hair.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I do sometimes. But do what works for you.
     
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    I tried that in the past but it makes my scalp itchy and my hair way to mushy. The only thing I do overnight is prepoo & that is usually with oils only or Olaplex #3. For me using heat for at least 30 minutes does the job for deep conditioning. But if it's been working for you with no problems I would continue.
     
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    Yep and always will....5 years and counting. I dont pay much attention to what others say is bad/good for hair in general. I mind my hair business by doing what works for me and let others do what works for them. My hair and scalp is just fine. More than fine, honestly.
     
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    I do ....every single time I wash my hair and I only wash about half the deep conditioner out and the rest stays in as my leave in. I also sit under the dryer for at least a half hour while deep conditioning.
     
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    I only do it if my hair is feeling ultra dry, but my hair doesn't feel like that too often really. A 30-40 minute DC with heat is just as effective for me really.
     
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    I don't. Found that my hair couldn't handle being damp or wet for that long.
     
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    I;m with the other ladies. Its all situational. The hair needs dif things at dif times. I have fine hair that gets overmoisturized easily so cant do it with every wash but sometimes leave my prepoo in overnight. Esp if its oils and not con. I find con leaks onto the pillow and makes my scalp itchy but oils don't. I did leave my homemade dc in overnight and ended up shedding alot until i did a really good protein treatment. All this to say do what works but it can be dangerous (but easily fixable).
     
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    I do out of laziness. I have a habit of starting my hair too late at night and I end up deep conditioning with my Hothead and just giving up on the idea of staying up any later. I don’t think it’s hurt my hair. It always feels super soft after I rinse it out.
     
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    I don't, my scalp can't tolerate it.
     
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    i do this sometimes too and sleep with the hothead on to keep the drippies at bay. i just need to do protein treatments more reg dep on how often i overnight dc. The only danger i found is overmoisturized hair.
     
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    I've only done that twice. The first time was fine, but the second time I didn't sleep well at all.

    It was like my body/mind sensed my wet hair and scalp while I was asleep and wouldn't let me go into a deep sleep. I kept waking up throughout the night too.
     
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    yeah that's why i prefer oil honestly.... con drips and is super uncomfie no matter what i do. i put on 2 shower caps and my hot head but it still ends up getting my pillow wet. SO ANNOYING!!!!!
     
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    I dc overnight nearly every week. I don’t have an itchy scalp from it and it keeps my wash routine simple and effective. I’ve done it for years and never got over moisturized but I use a DC with protein so maybe that’s why l. I don’t know if it has more benefits but I don’t spend 16 hours in the shower
     
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    I don't remember my hair ever being over moisturized as a natural :look:
     
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    I Do!:up:

    Those few extra hours helps me keep dryness at bay.

    It also allows me to use up corners of things that are almost done, or something I am trying to get rid of.

    Sometimes I do it with an Oil and/or sometimes I'll use something specifically for Pre-Poo'ing or an Overnight Treatment.

    I usually do it on dry hair. Usually with Saran Wrap, Plastic Cap and Satin Cap.

    I don't feel I've had any ill-effects from it.
     
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    Same. When I overnight DC, it's because I started my hair too late at night and I'm tired, lol. No adverse effects though, quite the opposite actually since I'm low porosity and it gives my hair a chance to really absorb the product.
     
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    At my laziest (which if I'm being honest, is fairly regularly) because it STILL makes my scalp itch like crazy. But I just don't have the energy or the time or the energy.
     
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    Me either! When I try to stretch a strand of hair it breaks immediately. No stretch at all. It’s always been like this no matter what I use to condition.
     
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    I do as others mentioned when I'm too tired to finish my hair but it's uncomfortable to sleep with conditioner in my hair. The wet scalp and trapped heat irritate me. I can deep condition with oils overnight with no issues. Deep conditioning on dry hair is fine too.
     
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    i agree with the other ladies. Doing it on dry hair is better. Less drippies (the worst part of overnight dcing). I also see how it would be great for low po hair or really dry hair... Also using a balanced con is a great idea for those prone to moisture overload.
     
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    I can't overnight condition or pre-poo, whether it's with conditioner or oil. I sweat in my scalp too much, which causes irritation. Also, I have high porosity hair, so an overnight condition causes my hair cuticles to be more open than a lady of the night on a hoestroll. This causes extreme tangles for me, even if my hair is braided.
    I've only had mushy hair once, but that was from using the GHE nightly.
     
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