What Is a Conditioning "Heat Cap?"
What typically makes salon deep-conditioning treatments so superior to the hair masks we apply at home is the process and strategic utilization of heat, which is the exact inspiration behind OrchardHowse’s hair caps. Essentially, the application of heat opens up the hair cuticles so they're better able to absorb and reap the benefits of any treatments, masks, or oils you apply to your hair after you shampoo.
Heat caps dramatically improve the results of your favorite deep conditioner, hair masque, oil, or hair treatment. Without heat, your treatment can only do so much to improve the quality of your hair. Typically, the cuticle is closed, so the treatment is only able to work on the surface of the hair shaft. The results are minimal and superficial when compared to heat-enhanced deep conditioning treatments.
Essentially, without heat, your masking ritual is a wash.
What's more, this practice is important and beneficial for all hair types regardless how damaged or healthy your hair is.