If you’re dealing with frizzy hair this monsoon, it’s no secret then that deep conditioning treatments and leave-in conditioners are your favourite hair care products RN. After all, these products lock moisture and shine in your hair and prevent it from looking dehydrated and lifeless.
However, did you know that using a leave-in conditioner the wrong way can make your hair look limp and flat? Yep, you read that right. To ensure you’re reaping maximum benefits from your leave-in conditioner, we’ve listed down a few dos and don’ts you should follow right away.
- Choose the right product
The first step is to find the right hair conditioner and for this you need to first identify your hair type. Once you do that choosing the right product will be a breeze. If you have fine hair, a lightweight leave-in conditioner will be ideal for you. For medium to thick hair type, a cream or gel-based conditioner would be a better option to control all the volume.
- Apply only on hair length and tips
Both conditioner and leave-in conditioners are designed to be used only on the hair length and tips. Applying it on your scalp will make your hair look flat and oily, thereby taking away the volume. Take a tiny amount of product, rub it in between your palms and spread along the length and tips of your hair.
- Use a leave-in conditioner every day
Like most hair care products, leave-in conditioners, too, are not designed for daily use. If you have dry and frizzy hair, you may think using it every day will be great for your hair. But the truth is, it can leave behind a lot of product, creating build-up that is far more difficult to get rid of. Try using it only twice a week for best results.
- Use a lot of product
No matter how dry or frizzy your hair gets, using a huge amount of product won’t give you quicker or better results. If you are not sure about using the right quantity, here’s what you can do. If you’re using a spray, spritz onto slightly damp hair and then comb through. When using a gel or cream formula, a small dime to quarter-sized amount is enough.