Sometimes we overlook the basics when it comes to beauty products. We are so accustomed to using a few products in a certain way that we never think we might be using them wrong. A hair conditioner is one such product that most people don’t know how to use. Striking the right balance is important, as using too much will weigh your hair down, whereas using too little will do nothing for it.
Therefore, we decided to show you the right way of using the conditioner. In this article, you’ll learn how to use a conditioner and also get a look at our favourite conditioners for different hair concerns.
- Rinse the shampoo off properly
- Use the recommended amount of conditioner
- Start by applying it to the ends
- Leave it on for 1 to 3 minutes
- Don’t rinse it off completely
Rinse the shampoo off properly
Your hair needs moisture (read conditioner) to look and feel its best, but for it to work effectively, you first need to wash off the shampoo thoroughly. Any residue of dirt, oil, sweat or other products on your hair can prevent the conditioner from smoothening the cuticle and softening the hair fibre. Therefore, the first step is to thoroughly cleanse the hair.
Use the recommended amount of conditioner
Squeezing the conditioner bottle and applying how much ever product gets squirted out on your palm is not the right way to use a conditioner. While factors like hair length and hair type are taken into consideration, generally the amount the size of a quarter is enough. You can also check the quantity recommended on the bottle.
Start by applying it to the ends
While learning how to use conditioner, one golden rule you need to remember is that you should never apply it to the scalp. The reason behind this is that while the scalp produces natural oils to keep itself moisturised, the length and tips don’t receive any moisturisation. Therefore, begin from the ends. If you have long hair, start applying from the chin level and move towards the ends.
Leave it on for 1 to 3 minutes
While most people believe leaving the conditioner on your hair for a minute is more than enough, that’s not entirely true. In fact, it depends on the conditioner you are using. Every conditioner is formulated differently, and therefore the time of application differs. Read the instructions on the bottle to find out how to use the product and leave it on for the amount of time mentioned.
Don’t rinse it off completely
If you have dry or curly hair, here’s a conditioner trick that will make it more manageable — leave some conditioner residue on the strands. Leave a silky coat on instead of washing the hair to be squeaky clean. It may require some trial-and-error, but you will get there, and your hair will thank you later.
Tresemme Keratin Smooth Conditioner - For dry and frizzy hair
Tresemme Pro Protect Sulphate Free Conditioner - For colour treated hair
Tresemme Hair Fall Defense Conditioner - For weak and breakage-prone hair