Hair conditioner is one of those products that we use so often that we don’t second guess how we use it. And because conditioner is a critical part of preventing breakage and supporting long, healthy hair , you need to know how to apply it correctly. Here’s how to use hair conditioner the right way to help you get the most out of your hair products.
Rinse Out All Shampoo
First, make sure there’s no leftover shampoo on your hair that could mix with or dilute the conditioner. Once you’ve rinsed out your shampoo completely, you’ll also want to ring out your hair. If there’s too much water, the conditioner will slip off. But this doesn’t mean you want your hair to be dry, just damp rather than sopping wet.
Determine How Much To Use
Next, you need to determine how much conditioner to use on your hair, which depends on length, thickness, and hair type. Short hair doesn’t need as much conditioner as long hair, but thin hair will need less conditioner than thick hair. Be sure to avoid globs of conditioner hanging off your hair. Ultimately, you need to find the perfect amount that thinly coats your hair.
Distribute, Comb, and Set
When applying the conditioner, you want to apply the product on the ends instead of the scalp, focusing mostly on the oldest and most damaged areas. Then, you can use a wide-tooth comb to brush the conditioner through your hair, which spreads the product evenly throughout the strands.
Even if you’re using a regular conditioner, you want to give it the time it needs to rest. A regular conditioner needs only about two or three minutes, while some conditioner masks take up to 10. While you wait, you can do the rest of your bath-time routine.
Once you’ve allowed the conditioner to set and you’ve combed it through, make sure to thoroughly rinse out any remaining product. This can be tricky because your hair will feel silky if the product is still in, but the product should make your hair feel silky after rinsing as well. So what can you do? If you run the wide-toothed comb through your hair and conditioner appears between the bases of the teeth, there’s still conditioner in your hair, and you’ll need to keep rinsing. If there’s no conditioner, no product will appear between the bases of the teeth.
Now that you know how to use hair conditioner the right way, you can get the most out of your products and leave your hair feeling and looking its best. If you’re looking for hair care products that you can trust, Essential Wholesale & Labs sells organic, natural hair-care products so that you can feel confident about what you put on your body.