Have you ever thought about why you use conditioner? Most women condition their hair without thinking twice about it. Hair conditioners replace moisture and provide a protective layer for your hair shaft. They also help to maintain the integrity of your hair.
Conditioning is one of the most important steps you can take for maintaining healthy hair, and that goes double for the toll summer heat can take on your crown.
So, how often should you condition your hair? As a rule, you should use a conditioner after each shampoo. Hair damaged from chemicals, dry, curly or thick hair, may need to conditioning between shampoos. If you have thinning hair that tends to get oily, you will only need to condition when you shampoo.
Next, let's discuss the proper way to use conditioners. After shampooing or wetting your hair, carefully squeeze the excess water off your hair. If you leave the hair too wet, it will dilute your conditioner, and allow it to run off your hair, rather than staying put and doing its job. Your hair, not your scalp, requires the conditioner. The conditioner should be smoothed unto the ends as the ends are the oldest and the most fragile parts of your hair. If your hair is fine or limp, use the conditioner on the tips as applying it to the length of the hair will weigh it down. Once you have the conditioner on, work it through your hair with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Work the conditioner through your hair to make sure there is no hair left behind. Be gentle as you work the conditioner as your hair is most fragile and prone to breakage when it's wet.
Finally, for a rinse out conditioner, let the conditioner sit on your hair for the recommended time according to the instructions on the label. After the conditioner has had ample time to soak into your hair, rinse thoroughly with cool water. If you have thick coarse hair, you can get away with leaving some product behind. If you are using a leave-in conditioner, style your hair as usual.
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