Many people don’t know exactly what hair conditioner does, or why they use it; they simply shower mechanically, grabbing the first bottle they find in front of them.
However, if you take the time to learn what conditioner is and how it’s different, you’ll maximize your hair care benefits.
How does hair conditioner work?
Emollients have a high content of moisturizing and strengthening substances, as well as ingredients that strengthen hair proteins. In short, they are designed to replace all those valuable elements that the shampoo removes from your hair.
And this is not a publicity stunt: the ingredients in the shampoo can be very harsh on your hair and scalp, as they are meant to provide a deep clean. This means that they destroy the moisture and natural oils in the hair and scalp, making it necessary to use conditioner in every shampoo.
Should hair conditioner be used daily?
Not necessarily. At the time of bathing, yes, you must offer a little care to your hair. Otherwise, it depends on the needs of your hair.
If you have color-treated hair, give it silky smoothness and vibrant color by applying conditioner daily; Also, for a little more toning, apply a treatment mask once a week.
If you have curly hair, try an anti-frizz leave-in conditioner. Alternatively, you can skip the conditioner by choosing a great hair oil.
Are conditioners all the same?
The conditioners have been created to meet the specific needs of each type of hair, depending on whether they are dull, curly, dry, oily, etc. For example, thick curly hair is less permeable and is usually very dry and quite prone to breakage. Thus, a special conditioner for curly hair will offer much more intense hydration than one intended for straight or oily hair.
If you have fine hair that is prone to oiliness, you should obviously avoid these heavy conditioners. This does not mean, of course, that you do not apply conditioner at all, as there are some very good products that will help you give your hair more volume.
Just remember to only apply the conditioner from the middle of your hair down; in this way, it will target the specific needs of your hair, without creating problems on the scalp.