Conditioner is one of those products that can deliver instant results. In conditioner’s case, it can make your hair soft, silky, and smooth and make it feel much healthier than it did before. But what if your hair is already soft or healthy? And what if your hair is fine or thin and easily weighed down by moisturizing products like conditioner?
These are good questions, but conditioner is a useful product in anyone’s haircare routine as long as you know how to use it. So how do you use it for your hair type?
Does Soft and Healthy Hair Need Conditioner?
Even those with already soft, healthy, or sleek hair can benefit from conditioner. While conditioner does often have ingredient that make hair sleek and soft, one of its primary roles is to help hair shift its pH after it’s been shampooed. The cleansing agents in shampoo can often leave your hair drier and feeling a bit straw-like, and over time this can cause your hair to develop damage and dryness and possibly even breakage.
Conditioner helps with detangling by making your softer right our of the shower, and moisturizing products that help your hair detangle more easily like conditioner or leave-in conditioners help prevent breakage. This makes conditioner an even more important part of your healthy hair routine.
Does Fine or Thin Hair Need Conditioner?
If you have fine or thin hair, it’s possible you’ve been told that you don’t need tp use conditioner o your hair or that you should only use conditioner every other time you wash your hair (I know I’ve been told this!) However, conditioner is actually beneficial for all hair types, including fine and thin hair types because of its ability to moisturize hair, keep hair soft and manageable, and prevent dryness and damage.
However it is important when you have fine or thin hair to understand which conditioner to use to avoid weighing down your hair. Conditioners that are labeled as ‘moisturizing’ or ‘smoothing’ tend to be meant for thick or frizzy hair types or those who had dry or damaged hair. If your hair is fine, thin, or oily-prone, using a lightweight conditioner that is billed as volumizing or lightweight will make your hair smooth and shiny without making your hair feel greasy or heavy.
How To Apply Conditioner Without Weighing Your Hair Down
Knowing how to apply your conditioner is almost as important as picking out the right one in order to avoid weighing down your hair. When you have fine, oily-prone, or already healthy hair, make sure you are applying conditioner only to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair and NEVER on your scalp. Applying conditioner to your scalp can work for some with very thick or textured hair types, but it can easily weigh finer hair types down.
Once the conditioner is applied to your hair, let it sit for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate your strands. Then rinse, making sure to rinse out all of the product. If your hair feels a little dry or is still difficult to detangle once you get out of the shower, use a lightweight leave-in conditioner for some additional softness and protection.
Does Soft and Healthy Hair Need Conditioner Conclusion
Conditioner is one of the unsung heroes of the haircare world for how it keeps our hair soft and heathy on a regular basis. Everyone can benefit from using a good conditioner that is meant for our hair type. Regular use of conditioner after shampoo will help to give your hair softness, detangling, shine, and protect your hair from damage.