Do you apply conditioner on soaking-wet hair? Think again. Let’s see the 2 golden rules of using hair conditioner and get ready to change the way you wash your hair.
Shampooing strips off hair from its natural moisture. Conditioner is a moisturising and conditioning agent with ingredients that replenish your hair’s moisture after shampooing. It refortifies the cuticles with a protective coating and allows your hair to grow and not break that easily.
Think of your hair like a sponge. When it’s soaking wet, it can’t absorb any more moisture. Same applies to your hair.
When your hair is soaking wet, excess water dilutes your conditioner and prevents hair from soaking up the moisturising ingredients. The conditioner won’t be able to penetrate the hair shaft and deliver the necessary moisture to keep hair looking healthy and shiny. Therefore, make sure you use your conditioner this way:
- Towel-dry your hair after shampooing. Apply conditioner thereafter and leave it on for at least 5 minutes. If you’re short on time and using a towel is just not possible for whatever reason, at least squeeze out some excess water to allow your hair to soak up those conditioning ingredients that will keep your hair moisturised.
- Make sure that conditioner only goes on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Don’t put the conditioner on the roots or close to your scalp as it will cause your scalp to get greasy faster.
Simple and makes sense, yet our hairdressers find that it’s so many times overlooked. Now, you know it.
If you need any haircare advice or would like to select the right conditioner for your hair, come and talk to our hairdressers who will be glad to help.
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