Shampooing your hair only cleanses it. And unlike OG times, we cannot merely rely on it. We need extra care and moisture to keep our hair game strong. In the current times, our hair is not just exposed to sun, dirt, and wind, but also we undergo some other challenges as well. They include heat damage, gray hair, greasy scalp, etc. And it is necessary to treat your hair for its good health.
One of the common products which we use in this age is, hair conditioner. It is said that we must never skip this step after each hair wash. Why? It is because as we apply a moisture to keep our skin smooth, the same job a hair conditioner does for our hair. While shampooing, some of hair moisture is also stripped away with it. And hence a conditioner replenishes that.
Types Of Hair Conditioner
- Rinse Out Conditioner
It is one of the basic hair conditioner, which most people use on regular basis. Its purpose is to make your hair look softer and lustrous than they usually would. And also, it protects your hair from any damage too.
- Deep Conditioner
This one is packed with hydrating properties to treat dry and damaged hair. You have to leave it on your hair a little bit longer than the regular conditioner. Not to forget, you must avoid using it if you have normal to oily hair. Otherwise, it’ll make your scalp greasy and add weight to it.
- Leave-In Conditioner
Since this conditioner is not rinsed off once applied, it doesn’t add too much weight. Plus, your hair become soft which makes detangling and styling much easier. Adding on, it adds a protective layer over your hair against aggressors as well.
- Hair Masks
It works like a face mask. The only difference is you apply it on your hair (obvio, duh?!). This product penetrates through hair cuticles and nourishes them with proteins and hydrating properties. You apply it twice a week and leave it in for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. It aims to add moisture to your hair and make them healthier and voluminous in the long run.
Some Common Reasons To Use A Hair Conditioner
- It makes your hair softer and easier to manage so that it may detangle less often.
- It nourishes and strengthens the hair shaft to enhance elasticity, which eludes the odds of brittle strands. And eventually, that leads to less breakage.
- It protects your hair from the damage caused by heat styling tools and chemically treated hair.
These basic motives for using a conditioner would be more than enough, I think.
Let’s move on now.
How To Apply Hair Conditioner
The application of a hair conditioner is not some rocket-science. Below are some simple steps which can be followed for any traditional hair conditioner you go for.
- Rinse out the shampoo of your hair thoroughly.
- Take palm sized dollop of hair conditioner and start applying from the shaft all the way down to the ends. Avoid using it on the scalp.
- Run your fingers all the way down through your hair.
- Leave it in for 1-2 minutes and then rinse off.
Note: For leave-in conditioner, you skip the last rinse at the end.
P.S: The product in the featured image is the conditioner I am using these days. So far so good. You can very easily find it in any super store.
That’s it. Until next time.