Summertime is important for the conditioning of the hair. To put it simply, conditioner is a conditioning or moisturizing agent generally made up of ingredients such as silicone, oils, and emollients. When combined, these ingredients replenish hair’s moisture after some of it is stripped from shampooing. Two minutes should suffice, as this is approximately how much time it takes for the conditioner to adhere to the hair. Conditioner refortifies the cuticle with a protective coating, allowing the hair to keep growing and not break easily.
When the hair is exposed to the outside world, the cuticle, or outer lining, gets damaged until it ultimately breaks; the conditioner fills in those injuries and coats the hair to assist the cuticle. Conditioners also smooth the hair, de tangle it, increase shine, reduce frizz, and make it feel nicer to touch. All you have to do is to wash your hair, only apply conditioner to one half of your head, then comb through the hair to notice the differences. Any time you shampoo your hair you should condition it.
While the format of your conditioner may make a difference for instance, a moisturizing conditioner might contain more oils and emollients to soften and smooth the hair. The composition of your typical post-shampooing conditioner doesn’t change a whole lot from formula to formula. If you’re not conditioning your hair, you should probably start. But, don’t be fooled by the marketing terms and instead, try out a few different types or consult a hairstylist to find out what works best for you in terms of overall effect and personal preference.
If you’re acne-prone and fail to rinse out your conditioner thoroughly enough, it’s possible that you could break out on your face, neck, or body since conditioner can clog pores just like any product comprised of oils. Another potential adverse effect of conditioners is that they can weigh the hair down. If you use more than a palm-sized dollop, or if you use a kind that contains a very high concentration of oils and emollients this can contribute to the hair looking greasy or flat. Hair can become more brittle, susceptible to tangles, and prone to breakage with the absence of a conditioner. If you stop using conditioner, your hair will likely be more difficult to comb, It will also be more likely to have fly-aways and frizz and be prone to splitting and breaking during your styling routine. Your hair may look duller and less shiny, so there’s that. Do yourself a favor and just condition your hair, LADY’S!
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