Whether it's skimping on sunscreen on cloudy days or skipping conditioner for already oily hair — Misconceptions about beauty routines can seriously harm your skin and hair. While the effects of skipping sunscreen are seen in the long term, it is the latter that can pose immediate troubles in your life.
Yes, it is a misconception that you should not use a conditioner on oily hair. Regardless of your hair type, a conditioner is an essential step in the hair-washing routine. This is especially true if you have to wash your hair frequently in order to combat excessive oiliness.
There are a couple of reasons behind a greasy scalp. Hormonal factors like puberty, thyroid complications, pregnancy, or even menopause can lead to excess production of sebum in your scalp. And no matter what the reason, your oily mane still needs a good conditioner. Here’s why...
- 01. Shampoos dry out oily hair too
- 02. Conditioners balance your scalp’s natural oils
- 03. They help maintain colour-treated hair
01. Shampoos dry out oily hair too
Standard shampoos are prepared with cleansing ingredients that are responsible for stripping away all the dirt and grime from your hair. This includes essential oils that are naturally produced by your scalp. If you have short hair, chances are that brushing is already delivering nourishing oils to the ends and conditioning it. But oily hair that is long, needs proper conditioning for the ends as shampoos can make them dry. Pick a deeply nourishing formula like the Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Conditioner and only apply from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair.
02. Conditioners balance your scalp’s natural oils
As opposed to weighing your hair down, some conditioners can actually help maintain the moisture on your scalp. For instance, when infused with natural ingredients like tea tree oil, peppermint oil and lavender, conditioners can help balance your scalp’s natural oils. The Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree and Vetiver Aroma Radical Refresher Conditioner comes with a fast-rinse technology, does not cause build-up and adds life to dull and limp hair.
03. They help maintain colour-treated hair
If you have colour treated hair, skipping the conditioner is a big no-no. Coloured hair needs extra nourishment as it tends to be damaged and struggles to hold on to moisture. A lack of proper conditioning will also affect how your colour looks and make it lose its vibrancy and shine over time. The TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti-Dote Recovery Level 2 Conditioner infuses your strands with softness and protects against heat styling and damage.