Hair conditioner is a conditioning or moisturizing agent typically consisting of ingredients like silicones, emollients, oils, and cationic surfactants (the scientific term for soaps which help to rid hair of oil). The combination of these ingredients replenishes the moisture stripped away from hair after shampooing. There are several types of conditioners, with the most common being the classic post-shampoo hydrator; deep conditioner, like a hair mask you leave on for better absorption; cleansing conditioner (or co-wash), a hybrid of shampoo and conditioner cleanses and conditions the hair at the same time; and leave-in conditioner, a leave-on treatment applied after showering for nourishment of the hair.
How To Use and For How Long
Contrary to popular belief, you can condition your hair incorrectly. The proper technique is to apply the product in a fluid motion, and to squeeze some water out of your hair after washing so as to not dilute your conditioner and reap the full moisturizing benefits. You should ideally leave conditioner in for two minutes; it is adequate because this is around how long it takes for the conditioner to absorb into the hair. However, if you're using a deep conditioner, three to five minutes will suffice.
How Often Should You Condition Your Hair?
Conditioner helps to detangle and smooth your hair, which aids in the reduction of breakage and split ends. Every shampoo should be followed by a conditioner to restore moisture to your hair while also softening and detangling it. It makes combing and styling hair much simpler.
What To Use For Your Hair Type?
It is not a must to use conditioners according to your specific hair type. There is barely any difference between products marketed towards normal, curly, color-treated, or damaged hair. The properties of your conditioner may be important, but the composition, from formula to formula, does not change much. As long as you are using conditioner, you are on the right track. Instead of relying on marketing tactics, you should try out several different types or seek the help of a hairstyle who can advise you on the conditioner that best works for you based of your preference and the effect you want to achieve. RAM Atelier’s Simply Stylin' Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner is packed with tea tree and moisturizing oils, helping to restore your hair’s pH balance after shampooing.
Benefits of Conditioner
Conditioner strengthens the cuticle with a protective layer, making sure that the hair continues growing without breaking easily. When the hair is exposed to the elements, the cuticle, or outer lining, becomes damaged and eventually breaks. Conditioner fills in those weak links and coats the hair to help the cuticle. Conditioners also smooths the hair, adds shine and luster, reduces frizz, detangle it, and make it feel softer to the touch and easier to comb through.
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