Tips On How to Apply Hair Conditioner in Your Hair
Hair-conditioners actually help to fix allot of things about your hair and that’s why it’s recommended to use hair-conditioners regularly inorder to keep your hair feeling great and looking healthy. In fact, shampooing hair on a regular-basis can help remove dirt and grime build-up but it can also remove helpful natural-oils within your hair which isn’t a good thing. Additionally, the use of hot-tools and other chemical-based hair-products can leave your hair dry, frizzy and damaged. so, the only way of fixing all these problems within your hair is using a good hair-conditioner and there are actually 3 major types of hair-conditioners which include; a traditional-conditioner, leave-in conditioner and deep conditioner whereby all these conditioners perform the same task of softening and replenishing your hair. So, below I’m going to provide you with some of the steps on how to use each of these hair-conditioners:
METHOD-1: How to use a regular/traditional conditioner:
- Select the right conditioner for your hair-type: you will need to choose a type of hair-conditioner that works on your specific hair-needs for best results. In fact, there is a traditional-conditioner for curly-hair, frizzy-hair, dry-hair, damaged-hair, limp and lank hair, etc. all in all, any traditional-conditioner will help to repair the damage to hair by chemicals, hot-tools and wear or tear that your hair experiences daily.
- Wash-up your hair: go wash your hair with a good shampoo while gently scrubbing the scalp and hair-strands inorder to remove any dirt and build-up. In fact, it’s recommended to focus mostly on washing your scalp but don’t forget to gently wash your hair-strands. However, be careful during the washing-process so that you don’t damage of break the hair-strands.
- Rinse-out any shampoo from your hair: use cool-water to rinse-out any remaining shampoo within your hair for best results. In fact, cold-hair will help to close-up the hair-shafts and prevent hair-breakage during the washing-process. However, be careful not to tug on the hair-strands while running your fingers through hair as you rinse it. All in all, if your hair begins to feel “squeaky” then just know that you have rinsed-out all the shampoo.
- Wring-out your hair: you need to wring-out your hair after rinsing it inorder to remove any excess water. In fact, if your hair is very wet then any conditioner that you try to apply will just run-off and won’t stick long-enough into your hair which is not a good thing. On the other hand, if you have short-hair then you won’t have to a lot of wringing but if you have longer-hair then you may have to spend a lot of time wringing-out any excess water from hair.
- Apply the conditioner into your hair: pour a small-amount of conditioner into your hand-palms but the amount of conditioner you will use actually depends on the length of your hair. So, if your hair is very long then you may need a palm-full of conditioner while short-hair requires just a small-amount of conditioner. So, you will have to run the conditioner through the hair-ends and make sure that every hair-strand gets the conditioner. Additionally, the conditioner should be applied only to the hair-ends because this oldest and most damaged section. In fact, applying the conditioner near the scalp and roots will just clog your follicles, slow hair-growth and even increase on oil-production.
- Leave the conditioner to set: the longer you will wait and allow the conditioner to set, the more the conditioner will improve on the health of your hair. However, if you’re in a rush then you may rinse-out the conditioner after a few minutes but this means that the conditioner won’t be that effective at softening and adding shine to your hair as it would if it’s left to rest within hair for longer. So, it’s recommended to let the conditioner set for at least 3-to-5 minutes and then rinse it out inorder to achieve a maximum effect.
- Rinse-out the conditioner: use cold-water to rinse-out the conditioner from your hair inorder to achieve best results. In fact, if your hair still feels slimy then you haven’t rinsed-out all the conditioner but if hair feels smooth but not super-slippery then this implies that you have rinsed-out all the conditioner.
METHOD-2: How to use a leave-in conditioner:
- Select a leave-in conditioner for your hair-type: there are actually various leave-in conditioners on the market and it’s up to you to choose a leave-in conditioner that meets your hair-needs. In fact, there are 2 general styles of leave-in conditioners which include; cream and spray-on conditioners. A cream leave-in conditioner is good for thick, long and curly hair while a spray-on conditioner is good for thin and straight hair.
- Shampoo and condition the hair: wash-up your hair using Luke-warm water and a shampoo and then apply a leave-in conditioner. In fact, leave-in conditioners don’t need to be rinsed-out but just need to be applied into damp-hair. So, wash your hair thoroughly and then towel-dry it so that it just feels damp then applies a leave-in conditioner.
- Apply a small-amount of serum into your hair: afterwards, pour a small-amount of serum on your hand-palm but this amount will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. so, this hair-serum will help to add more volume and even smoothen your hair.
- Rub the serum and conditioner into hair: rub the hands together inorder to thin-out the products a bit and then start running them through the ends of your hair-locks. However, avoid getting the conditioner near the scalp and hair-roots but instead apply it to the most damaged parts of your hair.
- Brush your hair: use a wide-tooth comb to brush through your hair just after applying a leave-in conditioner. This will actually help to spread-out the conditioner evenly and avoid making hair very greasy or completely dry in certain sections.
MEHTOD-3: How to use a deep-conditioner:
- Choose a preferred deep-conditioner: all deep-conditioners offer the same goal of repairing chronically damaged and dry hair. So, you just have to choose a preferred brand of deep-conditioner and along it meets your budget and hair-needs.
- Wash your hair: wash your hair with warm-water and a shampoo and then rinse-out any remaining shampoo, afterwards, wring-out any excess water from your hair and then use a towel to pat hair dry while leaving it a bit moist.
- Apply your deep-conditioner: scoop or pour the deep-conditioner into your hands and then apply a thick coating onto the head entire head-of-hair. Apply the conditioner mostly on the ends of your hair but you also spread it to the hair-roots.
- Wait for the deep-conditioner to set: cover your conditioned-hair with a shower-cap inorder to protect it from things like clothes, water and a lot more. Wait for about 20-to-30 minutes for the conditioner to start working effectively. You may even use a hair-dryer to heat-up the conditioner as it sets.
- Wash and rinse-out the deep-conditioner: remove the shower-cap and then use cold-water to rinse-out the deep-conditioner for about 3-to-5 minutes. Make sure that all the deep-conditioner removed and then dry-up your hair and prepare it for styling.