If you’re skipping the hair conditioning step in your hair care routine, then you’re in big trouble!
Conditioning your hair can make a huge difference in your hair’s health and appearance.
There are several things that you should know about conditioning as you begin your healthy hair journey.
You’ll learn the purpose of conditioning, how to condition, types of conditioners, and choosing the best conditioner for you.
By the end of this post, I hope that I will have convinced you to spend more time conditioning your hair and paying attention to what you condition with.
Purpose of Hair Conditioning
You must condition your hair every single time you wash it!Why?
Well, conditioners are made of special ingredients that can help to keep moisture inside your cuticle as well as coat your cuticle and make it smooth.
Additionally, certain types of conditioners can restructure your hair temporarily filling in the holes of damage – at least until the next time you wash.
Conditioning your hair will help you to be able to detangle, comb, and style your hair much easier than without. Even if you use a 2 in 1 shampoo, you should still condition your hair in one way or another.
How to Condition
Knowing how to condition hair is just as important as doing it in the first place.
After you’ve shampooed your hair, you should then apply a nice moisturizing conditioner to cover all of your hair strands. Don’t overdo it though or you’ll just be wasting conditioner.
If you haven’t already detangled your hair, you should detangle while you have the conditioner in. Then pin your hair up and finish bathing.
When you’re doing bathing, you can rinse your hair out. Be sure to rinse conditioner thoroughly or it will cause flaking on your hair and scalp!
To deep condition, after you pin you hair up, put on a plastic cap for about 25 minutes. If you don’t have 25 minutes, you can also sit under a warm dryer for about 15 minutes.
Again, make sure to rinse thoroughly. There are so many benefits of deep conditioning hair!
Read also: How Often should you Wash your Hair?
Typically, you can use the same conditioner for instant conditioning as you’d use for deep conditioning.
Types of Hair Conditioners
Most products typically indicate if they are an instant conditioner or a deep conditioner.
However, most instant conditioners can work well as a deep conditioner just as many deep conditioners work as quickly as an instant conditioner.
For your hair care routine, you should make sure to have an instant conditioner, a deep conditioner, a protein conditioner, and a leave-in conditioner.
These all come in various formulations and tackle various problems.
There are so many different types of hair conditioners on the market today that it shouldn’t be too difficult to the find that conditioner that was made especially for your hair and any issues you might be going through with your hair.
You may feel a bit overwhelmed by going into a drug store or salon store to pick a product.
My best advice would be to go with one hair care line’s products. That’s at least a starting point.
You’ll feel secure in that you’re buying products that were meant to work together. However, you should still make sure you do your research and pick the one that’s right for you.
Hair conditioners are meant to protect your hair, improve your hair’s appearance, and health. You must condition and deep condition your hair regularly if you wish to one day have long, healthy hair.