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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 26 Apr 2022, 11:14 IST

HZ Beauty Mantra: Importance Of Using A Hair Conditioner To Get Silky Shiny Hair

A hair conditioner is typically done right after having washed the hair with a shampoo. 
  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 26 Apr 2022, 11:14 IST
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Hair that is frizzy, unruly, and lacks lustre is common among Indian women. However, many women are unaware that this is a problem with a solution. Your hair, too, can turn heads with the correct hair care programme in place. The star of the show, though, is the conditioner. Everyone must swear by this hair care product. You might be shocked to learn that skipping a seemingly minor step in your hair care routine, such as conditioning your hair, can make a significant difference in the health of your hair. 

Using a conditioner and applying it correctly may provide your hair with health, lustre, and softness and smoothness. Using a conditioner and applying it correctly may provide your hair with health, lustre, and softness and smoothness. Conditioning your hair ensures that it is healthy.

What Is A Hair Conditioner?

what is a hair conditioner

A conditioner is the foundation of everyone's hair care regimen. Simply defined, conditioner is a conditioning or moisturising agent composed of components such as oils, emollients, cationic surfactants, and essential plant ingredients. 

While shampoo is designed to remove sweating, dead skin cells, and hair products, conditioner softens and makes hair smoother to maintain. It also shields the hair shafts from damage.

Most shampoos include chemicals that are harsh on the hair follicles. Furthermore, freshly washed hair can be dry, lifeless, and difficult to manage.

Conditioners contain fatty alcohols, humectants, and oils that soften the hair. Some include protein to temporarily bind split ends, while others contain thickening chemicals to make hair appear fuller.

How To Apply Hair Conditioner?

To condition your hair, follow these steps:

  • In the shower, wash your hair. Rinse off all of the shampoo.
  • Apply the amount of conditioner specified on the bottle (usually about the size of a quarter).
  • Apply it evenly to your hair's ends. Apply the hair conditioner from the chin level and down if you happen to have super long hair. Applying conditioner to your scalp is not a good idea.
  • To work in the conditioner, run your fingers or a wide-tooth comb through the ends of your hair.
  • Allow it to sit on your hair for a few moments, as directed on the label. This usually takes 3-5 minutes.
  • Lastly, rinse the conditioner well.

Why Use A Conditioner?

why use a hair conditioner

Anyone who washes their hair should most likely use conditioner as well. Shampoo eliminates sebum, the natural conditioner produced by your scalp.

Conditioner should be applied on a regular basis to dry hair, as well as hair that is routinely styled with hot tools, permed, or dyed.

Even if you don't blow dry or curl your hair, tugging it back in headbands and ponytails can cause harm. This regular wear and strain can damage hair shafts over time, causing hair to become frizzy and lifeless.

Here’s How To Choose The Right Conditioner According To Your Hair Type

which hair condiitioner to choose

Different components will be required to treat hair of varying textures. And if you blow-dry or colour your hair frequently, it will require more moisture.

Colour Treated Hair

Your hair will have extra damage if it has been bleached, dyed, or permed. Look for colour-treated hair shampoo and conditioner. You can also get advice from your salon.

Textured Hair 

Some people's hair shafts are thicker than others. If this is the case, you should opt for a stronger conditioner that will better mend and protect your hair.

Curly Hair

Curly hair is prone to frizz and dryness. If you have curly hair, you may need to be extra careful about distributing conditioner evenly around your head. After applying conditioner, keep a wide-tooth comb in the shower and run it through your hair.

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Straight Hair

People with straight hair can buy any regular hair conditioner from their nearest store.

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If you wish to share any interesting hair care tips, then do let us know by commenting on our Facebook and Instagram page. 

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