The basic rule goes that conditioner after shampoo completes the bathroom routine. How many times have you thought to yourself why we need conditioner in the first place? Plus what it does to your hair? Are there any substitutions? Let’s clear the basics for conditioner right away so that next time you know what that bottle of conditioner does to your hair!
Firstly, conditioner in simple language is a pigment/liquid/solution that moisturizes your hair. So when we use shampoo, it strips down that moisture and some minerals. That’s when conditioner comes into the story. Just after your shampoo, you use it to restore that moisture level. Some basic different types of conditioner are; deep conditioner, cleansing conditioner, leave-in conditioner, dry conditioner. All these have a different purpose but for common use, deep conditioner is most commonly known and used. Deep conditioner is like a hair mask which is meant to be left in hair for a bit longer in order to seep inside the strands.
The natural way to use conditioner is to apply it after shampoo which is right. There is a small pointer here that you should drain some water from the water so that conditioner does not get dilute and its effects are not highly achieved. Let it in Hair ONLY for 3-5 minutes is quite enough for the conditioner to do its job.
Conditioner provides a safe coating so that the hair does not break easily. Adding to that it also makes it smooth, lessens the frizz and mainly detangles it. If that is something you do not believe then try using conditioner to half of your hair and then try brushing comb, you’ll notice the difference quite vividly.
So now some of the doubts about conditioner are cleared, let’s quickly skim through some pro’s about the same. Firstly, conditioner does not need to stay in your hair forever. It just takes 3-5 minutes to work. Next up is it provides safety against outer factors damage. So when the hair is wet, it is very weak so brushing with a comb might results in breakage so conditioner prevents it to a certain extent.
Using after every shampoo is required. Every shower session needs to conclude with a conditioner. Drain water out of hair strands so that the effects of conditioner are not lessened.
With this, I would like to conclude by saying that spend some time to note what type of conditioner is most effective for you and your hair type, with that being said, let’s grow healthy and let our hair breathe and grow!