Picture this: soft, lustrous and shiny hair flowing down your shoulders and flying aesthetically in the wind when you’re walking towards the love of your life. Ever wanted this at least once in your life? Welcome to the club. In order to flaunt the shampoo-commercial hair of your dreams, you need to get your hands on a conditioner. Yes, that bottle of conditioner is the difference between hair that looks dreamy and one that looks like it desperately needs CPR. A conditioner can do a lot more than moisturising your strands and making them smooth and silky. Let’s take a look at five near-genius hair conditioner hacks that will only make you love it more!
- 01. Condition before shampooing
- 02.Use conditioner as a hair mask
- 03. Detangle knots and tame frizz easily
- 04. Soften your makeup brushes
- 05. Use as shaving cream
01. Condition before shampooing
If you have thin or fine hair, this is the only conditioner hack you will ever need. Next time you hop into the shower, reach out for the conditioner bottle first. Apply from mid-lengths to ends. Without rinsing it off, apply shampoo and wash it off together. Conditioner acts as a primer for your hair and not only helps the shampoo spread evenly but also prevents the natural oils of the scalp from stripping off. The end result? Soft AND voluminous hair. How does it feel to be best friends with your hair again? Pro tip: Do this hack once a week for optimal results.
02.Use conditioner as a hair mask
Running out of your favourite hair mask? Hair conditioner to the rescue. Yes, your conditioner can double up as a deep conditioning hair mask. Simply take a conditioner like the Dove Intense Repair Hair Conditioner with Moisture Lock Technology and apply it to freshly shampooed hair. Leave on for 45-60 minutes and rinse with cold water to reveal smooth, shiny hair.
03. Detangle knots and tame frizz easily
Combing your hair in the shower while waiting for the conditioner to work its magic can help you detangle your hair easily and also keep frizz at bay. Plus, it also reduces hair fall caused due to breakage. Awesome, isn’t it? On days when you want to detangle your hair without shampooing, simply mix a pump of conditioner in a glass of water and spray it on your hair before brushing it. Easy and painless detangling — that’s the DREAM!
04. Soften your makeup brushes
Yes, your conditioner can also restore your beloved makeup brushes to their former glory. After you wash your makeup brushes, take a pump of conditioner and go over the bristles. This will reshape your brushes while also softening them. Voila! You have makeup brushes that feel and look new.
05. Use as shaving cream
Dry shaving is a big no-no! But what if you’ve run out of shaving cream? You can use the next best thing — hair conditioner (duh). Applying conditioner as shaving cream will not only moisturise your legs but also create a smooth surface for the razor to glide on effortlessly, giving you a smooth and clean shave. Your skin will feel baby soft and you won’t have to worry about strawberry legs — who doesn’t want that?
Written by Anyuktha Nallani on Dec 09, 2021
As a skincare and makeup hoarder who watched The Devil Wears Prada a hundred times, this seems like the perfect place to be! A writer with a degree in fashion, I love everything beauty, fashion, art, and literature. When I’m not working, you will find me talking about energy cleansing, binge reading books and binge watching Kdramas while trying to select the right shade of lipstick to go grocery shopping!