The correct usage method of hair conditioner.

Do we need conditioner after shampooing? Some female friends may find it time-consuming and challenging to manage their long hair when washing it, and as a result, they might skip the final step of hair care: using conditioner. In reality, many women who have tried this themselves will realize that not using conditioner can result in tangled, difficult-to comb hair that is prone to frizz and dryness, making it hard to manage overall.

The reason for this is that shampoo’s primary role is to clean the hair, and it can also impact the hair cuticles, causing them to become damaged or even fall off. Conditioner, on the other hand, serves to neutralize any residual shampoo, preventing static electricity and nourishing the cuticles, leaving the hair looking smooth and shiny. So, how can you correctly use conditioner? Let’s go over it together.

  1. Normal Shampooing: Apply conditioner after washing your hair with shampoo, which means washing your hair once or twice with shampoo, then wringing out most of the water, leaving it in a semi-wet state. Conditioners contain ingredients like amino-functional silicones that can penetrate and adsorb more easily under these conditions.
  2. Application on Hair Strands: Only apply conditioner to the middle and ends of your hair. The hair near your scalp is freshly grown and usually considered healthy, not requiring the influence of conditioner. Conditioning this part may backfire and lead to undesirable results. Additionally, more conditioner isn’t necessarily better. The amount of conditioner applied should be adjusted based on your hair volume.
  3. Massage and Penetration: After applying the conditioner, give your hair strands a gentle massage, ensuring that the conditioner is thoroughly mixed and absorbed by your hair. You can comb your hair into a single strand, then use your fingertips to twist it from the ends, repeating this 3-4 times. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. However, leaving conditioner in your hair for an extended period doesn’t necessarily lead to better absorption; it may damage the hair’s cuticle layer, causing hair loss when rinsed.
  4. Rinse with Water: Finally, rinse the conditioner with clean water. At this stage, there’s no need to use shampoo again. Simply rinse your hair to remove the conditioner. Note that conditioner has a slippery texture and can be challenging to rinse completely. Rinse it multiple times, and use your hands to rub it thoroughly until it becomes clear water.

Conditioner plays a crucial role in the growth and health of our hair. Therefore, I don’t recommend that female friends skip using conditioner after shampooing, especially those with medium to long hair. Longer hair requires more nutrients, and without proper care, hair quality can deteriorate, leading to issues like hair loss. Additionally, I suggest changing to different types of conditioners every 3-6 months. Avoid using the same brand and type of conditioner consistently, as this allows your hair to receive a well-rounded nourishment.

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