Seven things you didn’t know about your conditioner
It is widely known that shampoo is important for keeping our hair looking, feeling and smelling great – but when it comes to conditioner, things tend to get a little confusing. Have you ever asked yourself what conditioner does, when it should be used, whether it should be used on dry hair instead of wet hair, or if it is meant to be applied all over or just on the ends?
Don’t stress, because we have collected all that you need know about conditioner to not only educate you, but to also lay out the best way for you to condition your hair.
Conditioner secrets you need to know…
- Despite what you may believe, you don’t have to leave conditioner in for a long time. When you leave it in for a long time, or even sleep in it which many people do, it doesn’t work any better than by leaving it in for a short amount of time.
- Conditioner should be used after you shampoo your hair. A good hair conditioner, like our Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner, starts caring for your hair right after you have washed it.
- Conditioner helps when it comes to untangling and combing your hair, adding a beautiful shine and making it feel soft and smooth as ever.
- When our hair is wet, it can easily become damaged if it is treated in a rough manner. What conditioners do is add a protective layer, shielding your hair and hair cuticles from towel damage.
- Conditioners come in two forms – one that you leave-in and one that you rinse-out. It is important to remember, however, that leave-in conditioners are not meant to replace rinse-out ones. Normal rinse-out conditioners help smooth and protect hair strands by leaving behind a small amount of protective ingredients, which basically means that they already do the same thing as leave-in conditioners. Leave-in conditioners should be thought of as an added bonus to help hair that’s still sensitive to tangles and frizz after it’s been washed.
- Everyone needs to use conditioner, no matter what hair type they have. Whether you have oily roots, curly locks, fine or wavy hair – conditioning is very important when it comes to keeping your hair looking and feeling great. For this reason conditioners are made depending on hair type: fine hair conditioners, for example, have been specifically made to leave just enough ingredients behind to keep hair silky and smooth without weighing it down.
- Many people believe that their hair can ‘’get used to’’ their conditioner. This simply is not true. If you believe this is the case with your conditioner, it’s actually more likely that your hair type has somehow changed. You might just need to switch to a conditioner that suits its current state better.