There’re a lot of misconceptions about conditioner. Because of them, many women don’t use it regularly or even at all. Not using conditioner is doing your hair a disservice. It’s an important part of your hair routine that you don’t want to skip. Here’re 7 ways conditioner gives you great hair.
1. It Restores the Moisture Your Hair Desperately Needs
Washing your hair dries it out, especially if you wash it too often. Conditioner helps to restore some of the moisture that shampoo takes out. Shampoo and conditioner are meant to go together as a two part system. If you shy away from conditioner because you feel like it’s too heavy or weighs your hair down, you just haven’t found the right one yet. There’re lots of different formulas of conditioner; there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you.
2. It Adds a Gorgeous Shine
Shampoo is meant to cleanse your hair. It removes dirt, grime, sweat and oil, leaving your hair clean and fresh. But it also takes away the natural shine your hair has. Conditioner can help to add the shine back in. Shiny hair looks healthy and feels silky. That’s a hair goal we all want to achieve!
3. It Tames Frizz and Flyaways
Frizz and flyaways are more of a problem for some women than they are for others. If you’re constantly battling frizz then conditioner can be your best friend. It calms your hair so it’s soft and manageable. If you’re already using conditioner and you still have frizzy hair then try adding a leave-in conditioner, too. It’s excellent at taming frizz.
4. It Strengthens Your Hair
Most of us put our hair through a lot on a daily basis. Blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons and wands all do a lot of damage to our hair. They can leave your hair weakened which makes it prone to breakage and split ends. Conditioner can help repair the damage heat styling causes. It also can prevent future damage by giving your hair the strength it so desperately needs.
5. It Keeps Your Hair Healthier
Healthy hair is gorgeous hair, wouldn’t you agree? Women who have luscious locks have hair that’s super healthy. And you can have it too when you use a conditioner to help promote healthy hair. Look for a conditioner that’s nourishing to your hair with vitamins and other ingredients that’re good for you hair such as keratin or biotin.
6. It Cuts down on Tangles
One thing we often forget conditioner does for our hair is cut down on tangles. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons women started using conditioner so many years ago. It makes your hair much easier to manage. A comb can glide through easily without snagging when you condition your hair. In turn, this makes your hair healthier and prettier.
7. It Softens Your Hair
I’m always very tuned in to how my hair feels. If it starts feeling the least bit straw-like, I’m instantly looking for a softening conditioner. Most conditioners offer some softening properties but some are better than others. Deep conditioners are particularly great at softening rough hair. Make it a habit to use conditioner every time you wash and a deep conditioner every 1-2 weeks.
These’re 7 of the benefits you get from using conditioner. What’s your favorite conditioner? Share your secrets here!