A leave-in conditioner is every girl’s best friend. After her hairstylist, of course. Why? Because unlike regular conditioners, you don’t have to apply it on your hair and wait for a few minutes before washing it away; instead, you simply have to slather it on your hair and allow the conditioner to work its magic while you go about your day. Great, isnt it?
There are many benefits to using a leave-in conditioner. Right from conditioning and softening the hair to detangling, strengthening and smoothing it -- a leave-in conditioner like the TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner and Split End Mender does pretty much everything. But it will only offer all these benefits when you know how to use it right. Ahead, tips to get the most out of your leave-in conditioner.
Apply on clean, damp hair
If you want your leave-in conditioner to work effectively and for a long time, it is essential to begin on a clean slate. Freshly washed, clean hair allows the leave-in conditioner to cling to your tresses and penetrate the cuticle to provide superior results.
Apply the product on damp, towel-dried hair; this allows the hair to absorb all the nutrients from the conditioner and leaves it smooth, soft and shiny.
Don’t use too much
No matter how dull, dry or damaged your hair is, applying a lot of leave-in conditioner is not going to help accelerate the journey to healthy hair. Instead, it will make your hair look limp and greasy.
Irrespective of your hair type and length, use not more than a dime-sized amount. Rub it between your palms before spreading evenly all over your hair; focus on the length and tips. Also, leave-in conditioners are not designed for daily use, so avoid spreading it on your hair each morning with the hope that it will give you stunning hair every day.
Follow the instructions
The active ingredients used in leave-in conditioners differ from one brand to the other. There is no standard process of applying a leave-in conditioner; it is best to check the packaging to read the instructions to ensure you don’t miss out on any important step.