Before I had a hooded dryer I used to think that I had to only buy deep conditioners that could work best without heat. I was reading on LHCF one day, as I often do and ran across a viable solution. Heat the conditioner and then apply to the hair. I tried it and it works just as well as going under a dryer and I still do it sometimes even though I have a dryer now. I basically do what I have to in order to not have to pull out the dryer for something so simple as deep conditioning. So give it a try and let me know what you think!