The most basic hair care ritual that people with even the slightest care for their hair follow is the shampooing and conditioning routine. And while we might have mastered the art of washing and shampooing our hair, there are many mistakes we often make while using a conditioner. So, to make sure your hair is well taken care of, we have listed out five hair conditioner dos and don'ts you gotta live by. Read on!

 

01. DON’T apply conditioner to your scalp

DON’T apply conditioner to your scalp

Remember this — the shampoo is for your scalp and the conditioner is for the length of your hair! The conditioner has a fairly heavier formula than shampoo and can lead to buildup if applied to the scalp. So, to make your hair appear softer and nourished, make sure you never apply conditioner on the scalp.

 

02. DON’T rinse your hair with hot water

DON’T rinse your hair with hot water

No matter the weather, make sure you always rinse off the conditioner with cold water. Using warm water can cause the cuticles of your hair to open up. Rinsing with cold water can help seal the cuticles of your hair and help it retain moisture. This further helps make sure that your hair doesn’t turn frizzy and remains soft and shiny.

 

03. DON’T wash it off immediately

DO squeeze out excess water from hair

To reap all the yummy benefits of conditioner, it is best to let it stay in your hair for about 3-5 minutes. This ensures your hair receives all the nourishment and conditioning it requires to stay healthy. Patience is the key here. So, apply a good conditioner like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth With Argan Oil Conditioner to your hair lengths and let it stay for a few minutes before rinsing it with cool water. Infused with keratin and argan oil, this conditioner helps make your hair straight, smooth and soft and also control the frizz.

 

04. DO squeeze out excess water from hair

DON’T wash it off immediatelyr

 

After you’re done rinsing off your shampoo, take some time to squeeze out the excess water from your hair. Why, you ask? Excess water prevents hair from fully absorbing the product, and keeps you from reaping the full benefits of the conditioner. Plus, removing excess water also keeps the product from diluting and going to waste. A win-win, if you ask us!

 

 

05. DO apply the conditioner evenly

DO apply the conditioner evenly

Simply applying conditioner to your hair length is not enough. You also need to ensure each strand is thoroughly coated. How do you do this? It’s simple. After applying the conditioner, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle your tresses and spread the product evenly.