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Hair is a big part of your identity, and it's important to take care of it. While shampoo is an obvious part of your hair care routine, conditioner is just as important. Hair conditioners helps to promote healthy hair, and can make your hair look and feel better. No matter your hair type, one of the best ways to promote healthy hair is by conditioning or deep conditioning your hair regularly. While the exact frequency of conditioning depends on your hair type and texture, regular conditioning helps to keep it healthy, strong and shiny.
When it comes to conditioning your hair, many people think that it’s just about adding a bit of moisture. But, conditioning is so much more than that. It’s an important step in the hair care routine that helps to nourish the hair, scalp, protect it from damage, and keep it looking its best.
So, what exactly does conditioning do for your hair? Here are some of the main benefits of conditioning your hair:
Conditioning helps to keep your hair hydrated and nourished. It helps to lock in moisture, which helps to prevent dryness and breakage. It also helps to protect your hair from environmental factors like wind and sun.
2. Prevents Damage
Conditioning helps to protect your hair from damage caused by styling products, heat, and other environmental factors. It also helps to prevent tangles and split ends by making your hair more manageable. It can help reduce frizz and make it easier to style. Conditioners can also help to add volume to your hair and make it look thicker and fuller.
Conditioning helps to strengthen your hair by providing it with essential vitamins and minerals. It also helps to keep the cuticles of your hair smooth, which helps to reduce frizz and promote shine.
4. Enhances Shine
Conditioning helps to enhance the shine of your hair. It helps to keep the cuticles of your hair smooth, which helps to reflect light and create a healthy shine.
Now that you know the benefits of conditioning your hair, here are some tips on how to condition your hair properly:
1. Choose the Right Conditioner
When choosing a conditioner, make sure to pick one that is specifically designed for your hair type. If you have dry or damaged hair, look for a conditioner that is designed to nourish and hydrate your hair. If you have oily hair, look for a conditioner that is designed to add volume and reduce oiliness.
2. Apply the Conditioner Properly
When applying conditioner, make sure to focus on the ends of your hair first, as this is where the most damage tends to occur. Then continue to apply up to your roots. Remember, depending on your conditioner, apply a little at a time until you figure the amount needed for your hair type and density. Use a shampoo comb or wide tooth comb to gently comb/distribute the conditioner through your hair.
If deep conditioning your hair, apply a treatment cap and sit under a dryer per the instructions. I usually sit under the dryer for 15-20 minutes.
3. Rinse Thoroughly
Make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly after conditioning. If you don’t rinse all of the conditioner out, it will leave a film on your hair, make your hair look dull, hair will be limp and makes it difficult to style. Therefore make sure your rinsing your hair thoroughly for about 3-5 minutes depending on your hair type and product used.
4. Use Heat Protectant
Use a heat protectant before using any heat styling tools. This will help to protect your hair from heat damage and keep it looking healthy.
By following these tips and conditioning your hair regularly, you can keep your hair looking healthy and shiny. Conditioning is an important step in your hair care routine that helps to nourish and protect your hair, and keep it looking its best.
Until next time,