We all know that using conditioner is the next step after shampooing. But it’s actually not as simple as that! To get the most out of your conditioner, follow these 5 tips:
Pick the right conditioner for your hair. Of course, you should choose one suited for your hair type: moisturizing for dry hair, volumizing for fine hair, and those with fatty acids such as coconut or jojoba for thick hair. Then check if what you’re getting is a cream-based conditioner with ceramides or those enhanced with protein. These ingredients all help in repairing damaged hair. So before clicking the “Add to Cart” button, make sure to read the ingredients list!
Squeeze out excess water from your hair before you apply conditioner. This doesn’t mean that you have to towel your hair dry after shampooing. Your hair should just be wet—and not dripping wet—to avoid diluting the conditioner while applying it on your hair.
Make things easier by using a wide-toothed comb. To help you apply conditioner evenly and detangle hair at the same time, don’t use your fingers. Just use a wide-toothed comb for This will also minimize tangles once you start rinsing.
Let it stay in your hair for a while, too. Like creams for your face, you need to let the conditioner soak into your hair for best results. Leave it on for two to three minutes before rinsing out—the perfect amount of time to soap and scrub down the rest of your body.
Apply conditioner every day. While you don’t need to shampoo every day, you’ll definitely need to use conditioner daily. This helps restore moisture and smoothen your strands, which is something your hair needs after a long day outside. That said, if you’re not fond of using traditional conditioner without shampooing, you can just use a leave-in formula instead.