Conditioner is usually the second step to hair washing. While shampoo is formulated specifically to clean off sweat, dead skin cells, and hair products, conditioner makes hair softer and easier to manage. It also protects hair shafts from damage. Most shampoos use chemicals that are rough on hair follicles.
Chance are you are already using conditioner on your hair as part of your hair care routine but the question is, are you using it correctly?
Think about where your hair tends to get greasy first - in most people this would be the root area, remember this. Conditioner does not need to be applied to all of your hair. It only needs to be placed on certain sections and these are the mid-lengths and ends. Conditioning at your roots will weigh your hair down. Your hair is conditioned at the roots from oil that is produced naturally. The driest points will be your mid-lengths and ends so that where you should be applying conditioner. Distribute it evenly through these sections with a wide tooth comb which will also detangle your hair at the same time. Remember to rinse thoroughly to finish.
It is recommended that you should use rinse-out conditioner after every wash, ideally a few times per week. However, if you have very oily or fine hair, you may want to condition less frequently because it can weigh your hair down.
You are probably asking whether you actually need to condition your hair at all! The answer is definitely yes. Shampooing your hair every day can create dry and split ends—but that doesn't mean you should skip conditioning. Without it, your hair can become dried out, prone to frizz and breakage. Conditioners will add nutrients and shine to your hair.
Remember, the correct conditioner is equally as important as using the correct shampoo. If you are in any doubt as to which is the best type for your hair then why not ask your stylist on your next visit to us.