We make a lot of hair care mistakes, knowingly or unknowingly, that lead to damage. Most of these mistakes start in the shower.

A conditioner may look like one of the simplest products to use, but a lot of women make several mistakes while using this basic hair care product on a regular basis. Are you guilty of committing one of these mistakes? Read on to find out.

 

Not applying conditioner

Not applying conditioner

No matter how late you’re running, do you ever skip moisturising your face post washing it in the morning? Then why would you do that to your hair? No matter how greasy or oily your hair and scalp is, skipping conditioner is not going to help. Never leave the shower without applying conditioner to your tresses after shampooing. Skipping this essential hair care step will make your hair fragile and more prone to damage.

 

You apply it on your roots

You apply it on your roots

If you are doing this, here’s a brutal truth you need to know – you don’t understand the purpose of a conditioner. Applying conditioner on the scalp will make the roots oilier. Condition your hair from the mid-length until the tips to keep it nourished and hydrated.

 

You are using too much of it

You are using too much of it

Too much of anything is not good and that stands true for your conditioner as well. In fact, while using conditioner less is more, especially if you have fine hair. Using too much of it can weigh your hair down and make it look like you haven’t washed your hair for days. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, use one or two quarter-sized dollops of conditioner.

 

Your shampoo and conditioner are not from the same range

Your shampoo and conditioner are not from the same range

One of the most common mistakes almost every woman has made at least once in her life is using shampoo and conditioner from a different range. The reason why these come in pairs is because both products show best results when used together.

 

You never deep condition

You never deep condition

Daily conditioners may do their job well but to restore shine and health and prevent damage, it is important to deep condition your hair once a week. Again, only apply it from mid-length to the tips to prevent unnecessary greasiness.