this cannot be stressed enough! However, prior to conditioning, washing with a great low-poo or no-poo cleanser is best. Try to avoid shampoos that contain Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates. Luscious locks need to be deep conditioned at least twice per month.
An example of a great deep conditioning treatment is to mix a palm-full of your favorite deep conditioner with a teaspoon of E.V.O.O (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) or even coconut oil (100% organic, unrefined). Cover with a plastic cap and sit underneath a dryer for about 15 or 20 minutes. Rinse well and do not shampoo afterwards.