Are you the type of person that skips conditioning your hair? Do you think it is pointless and your hair does not need it? Well you are wrong. Everyone’s hair can benefit from a good hair conditioning.
What Does Conditioner Do?
Conditioning your hair after you wash it helps to keep your strands healthy. It helps to tame it and make it more manageable. It adds to the natural moisture and gives shine, spring and intensity. Not conditioning your hair after washing is like not adding fabric softener to the wash. No matter what your hair texture is or whether your hair is healthy or not, you need to condition.
No Need to Go Overboard
Purchasing the conditioner that goes with your shampoo is fine. You do not have to go out and buy a fancy, expensive conditioner. Of course, if you have been using an inferior shampoo, you may want to switch your brand. You do not want your shampoo to contain any industrial strength cleansers. You want your conditioner to contain natural ingredients. Conditioner containing essentials oils, jojoba, avocadoes or shea butter is good for your hair. Condition every time you wash your hair.
Some conditioner can add volume to limp hair. Volumizing moisturizers layer the strands with protein, making them appear smoother and with more lusters. If you have color treated hair, you should definitely be conditioning regularly. Dye dries your hair and makes it more brittle. You should purchase a conditioner specifically for color treated hair. It will help to restore some of the moisture to your hair. It will also add sheen to your color and help it look good longer.
How to Condition Properly
After washing your hair, you should squeeze the water from your hair. Apply conditioner to your hair. Start with your ends first because they experience the most damag. Do not apply directly to your scalp, as it does not need it. After five minutes, wash the conditioner out of your hair with lukewarm or cold water.
Now dry your hair by patting the top dry and rubbing the towel gently down the length of your hair. If you have not conditioned in awhile, you may want to leave it on longer than five minutes. Really to help with the process, you can put on a plastic shower cap and sit under a dryer. The heat will help it to penetrate the hair shafts.
Conditioning your hair is important, for having healthy, strong hair. Even if your hair does not need it now, it is a preventive measure. You want your hair to look great for long after.