Hair conditioner is what we use to make our hair softer and more manageable. It greatly eases the detangling process and also manages frizz and friction. Conditioner is AMAZING!
But how do you know what to choose?!
If you don't color your hair, you really don't need the most expensive and nourishing conditioner. A good "daily" conditioner or light moisture is just fine.
If you do color your hair, based on the integrity of your hair, you may need something a little more moisturizing.
So what do you choose?!
1. Moisturizing - The name pretty much tells it all. This type of conditioner adds moisture to the hair and in turn adds shine. If your ends feel dry or you look in the mirror and your hair looks dull, this is a great conditioner for you! My favorites are from Moisture Treatment from Loma and Hydrolock from Jack Winn.
2. Nourishing - This is for dry, thirsty hair that has been through many coloring treatments. If you get highlights, this is for you! Nourishing conditioners usually have a protein in them for strengthening the hair. My favorites are Loma's Nourishing Conditioner and Jack Winn's Biobond.
3. Deep Conditioner - This is one everyone should have! This is a once weekly or bi-weekly extra nutrients and moisturizing treatment.
So, how do we use conditioner?
In the following video, we're going to go into detail on how to use conditioner. Because it's main purpose is to put moisture into tangled hair, you want to make sure it isn't put directly on the scalp. Your scalp naturally produces sebum which is a good natural oil for your hair. Your hair next to your scalp is receiving that sebum the most, therefore you do not need extra conditioning there.
Take your conditioner and start in the middle of your hair, around where your ears are. Cover from there down. Do this before you start the rest of your shower so you can clip up your hair and let it set with the conditioner until you're finished getting clean, then rinse in cool water.
What to see how this is done? Watch here:
So there we go! Did you learn a quick tip in this blog? Tell me in the comments! Hearing from you helps me know what else to teach on :) I do hope this helped you!
With love and hair,