Vol.2, No.9

Do you need to use conditioner?

Learn whether you should use conditioner or not depending on your hair type.

Hair strands with conditioner
Photo Credit: Lanica Klein
When it comes to beautiful hair, it is important to keep it healthy. In order to keep your hair healthy, you may do everything from deep conditioning treatments to making sure that your hair products are organic. One of the ways that people keep their hair healthy and shiny is to use conditioner after shampooing in the shower. Though many people use conditioner, some people are still confused as to if they should use it or not.

Conditioner plays an important role in keeping hair smooth, shiny, and healthy. Most professionals will tell you to use conditioner in order to keep that great look and keep your hair healthy. This is not completely false. However, conditioner is used mostly to keep hair moisturized. When hair is moisturized the way that it should be is when hair is smooth, shiny, and healthy.

Many people have naturally moist hair. For those people conditioner is not necessarily needed. If they choose to use conditioner each day, or even a few times a week then that is their choice. However, if you have naturally moist hair anyway, then the use of conditioner may actually cause your hair to look greasy and dry your scalp out. In order to keep from this happening, it is suggested that people who have naturally moist hair and produce a lot of their own hair grease can skip the conditioner.

There are also many people who have very dry hair. For those people it is a good idea to use conditioner on a regular basis. This does not mean that they have to use it every day, but a couple times a week will help keep the hair looking moist and feeling smooth. It is actually a good idea to give you're hair a break from conditioner every so often. Since conditioner is made to moisturize hair and keep it smooth and shiny, using too much or too often can actually do the opposite for hair. A buildup of conditioner may start to make hair look dull and coarse.

If you want to know whether to use conditioner for your hair or not, it is a good idea to look at your hair. If you can shampoo your hair and then it is still smooth and shiny and moist, then chances are that you can skip the conditioner indefinitely. If your hair tends to be coarse and dry on a regular basis, then adding conditioner every few days or each day can help tremendously. Keep in mind, however, that the overuse of conditioner can turn hair into a dull mess and may even cause you to start have dry scalp or dandruff. If you decide to start using conditioner, it is a good idea to start out slowly to see how your hair responds to it. Try a few days a week and if you like what you see then you can stay there. If a few times a week is not enough, then start adding an extra day each week. However, keep in mind that in order to get the benefits of hair conditioner you have to leave it in your hair for a few minutes before rinsing it out when you are in the shower. When you rinse it out of your hair, make sure that you get it all out. If you miss some, it will buildup and cause your hair to look dull and heavy.

No matter what type of hair you have, conditioner can help out a lot. It is a good idea to make sure that you are using the conditioner in the right way to get all the benefits from it. Conditioner can keep hair looking smooth, shiny, and healthy, so go ahead and give it a try. If it is not for you, then just stop using it. If it is working out, then you found a new way to help make your hair look great.



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