If you are wondering when you should use hair conditioner, specialists generally recommend to do it every time you shampoo. However, if it is died or heavily processed, then you might need to increase the frequency.
For deep conditioning, the rules are a bit different. While it is an excellent solution for long hair, you also need to make sure you do not over condition it. Only the right balance can give you a soft, healthy and moisturized long hair. People generally deep condition once a week on average.
There are also a few pre-shampoo treatments you can apply depending on how thick your hair is.
For fine long hair, try can apply a botanical oil treatment before you shampoo. Some good examples of natural products are lavender or tea-tree oil. You need to massage it into your scalp and let it rest before washing it away with your shampoo. You can then apply the deep conditioner from the mid shaft of the hair down to the end. After a minute, you can wash it.
People with medium or thick long hair should use a moisturiser that contains natural hydrators. They should also use a light conditioner, apply it to their head and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing. They should also ensure that their shampoo or hair conditioner does not contain too much protein and that the formula is balanced, as it can have negative effects such as drying the hair or making it more prone to damage.
Finally if you use a serum for frizz control, use it sparingly. It is recommended to apply it once a week and to wash it with a deep cleanse shampoo. If it stays in your long hair, it could cause build-up which can make it look dull and less healthy.