A hair conditioner is your ticket to nourished, healthy and shiny locks. But too much of it can make your hair look weighed down, limp and difficult to style. It is essential to fight the right balance in order to get maximum benefits out of your conditioner without ruining the texture of your hair.
Here are some signs that say you are over conditioning your hair
- Greasy hair or scalp
- Super shiny and glossy hair
- Stiff hair that is difficult to style
- Hair lacks volume
- Looks flat and weighed down
To prevent over conditioning your hair, it is important to first identify the reasons behind it. Over conditioning can occur in several ways:
- Using excessive conditioner
- Letting conditioner stay on for too long
- Not washing hair properly
- Using the wrong conditioner for your hair type
Using excessive conditioner
Anything in excess does more harm than good and that stays true for conditioners. Depending on the length and volume of your hair use enough to just apply on your hair shaft.
Letting conditioner stay on for too long
Another mistake most women make is they leave on the conditioner for too long. While they may think this will make their hair soft and shiny, in reality it makes hair limp.
Not washing hair properly
If you’re using just the right amount of conditioner, thoroughly rinsing it is equally important. A quick and hasty wash will leave a coat of conditioner on hair and prevent other hair products from working effectively.
Using the wrong conditioner for your hair type
A hair conditioner that works for your sister or mother may not work for you. Ideally, opt for a conditioner from the same brand and range as your shampoo. For example if you’re using the Tresemme Hair Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo use the Tresemme Hair Spa Rejuvenation Conditioner with it to get maximum benefits.