Every hair product is here to serve some purpose, and of all the hair products we use in our hair care routine, shampoo and conditioner top the list for being incredibly important. Since we mentioned shampoo and conditioner together, you should know what we are getting at. Shampooing should always be followed by conditioning, this combination should never be taken for granted or compromised with. Since most shampoos contain harmful chemicals, they leave your hair pretty dry and rough by robbing it of its natural oils, and one of the only ways to make up for the lost hydration is by using a conditioner right after cleansing. You should take shampooing and conditioning as one step because this is the only way you will take this thing seriously and follow it religiously. Using a hair conditioner is one of the best ways to pamper and nourish your tresses. But your conditioner only works when you use it correctly.
There are some dos and don’ts that are associated with hair conditioners, and one should follow them in order to get softer and manageable tresses. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the dos and don’ts of using a conditioner.
Do- Wash your hair with cold water
Although it’s always suggested to wash your hair with lukewarm water as it helps to open up the cuticles, which allow better absorption of shampoo and conditioner, hence, better results, you should try rinsing out your conditioner with cold water in order to avoid frizzy hair. The reason why you should rinse your hair with cold water is it not only helps to seal the cuticles but also locks in the moisture in your strands, leaving them softer, shinier, and frizz-free.
Do- Apply the conditioner evenly
Merely applying the conditioner to your hair won’t make it moisturized; you need to spread it evenly in order to make it work. To allow better absorption of the product, make sure to massage your hair for a couple of minutes, and it will do the trick.
Do- Remove excess water from your hair
Before you apply conditioner to your locks, make sure to remove excess water from your hair. If you apply the conditioner on sopping wet hair, the product will slide right off, which is a complete waste of time and product. Therefore, you should always remove excess water from your locks before using the conditioner.
Don’t- Rinse out the conditioner right away
To ensure the best results, you need to practice a little patience when using a conditioner. Once you have applied the conditioner to your locks, leave it on for about four to five minutes, and after that, you can rinse it out with cold water. Washing the conditioner within a few seconds of its application will show zero to minimal results.
Don’t- Use the conditioner on your scalp
One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to using a conditioner is to apply it only on the lengths and tips of your hair. Conditioner isn’t supposed to be applied on the scalp as it not only results in product build-up but also makes your roots greasier. Additionally, product build-up can invite a lot of other problems such as itchiness, clogged hair follicles, discomfort, etc.
Don’t- Take too much conditioner
Another important thing to keep in mind when it comes to using a conditioner is you don’t need too much product to ensure effective results. The amount of conditioner to be used usually depends on factors like thickness, length, and type of hair. Ideally, you should always take a coin-sized amount of conditioner; you can even reduce the amount if you have fine hair. Once you have applied the product, spread it evenly to your locks by running a wide-tooth comb through your hair.