The Importance of Conditioner for Your Hair
We’re all busy, and sometimes it’s easy to skip a few steps in our morning routine to save a little time. We don’t always wash our hair, but when we do, conditioning seems like an extra step that just slows us down. However, hair conditioning is just too important to skip. Here’s why.
Detangle. The most obvious benefit of conditioner is that it helps you comb out wet hair easier because it reduces tangles. It works by smoothing down the cuticle, which is made up of individual cells that stack on top of each other like roof shingles. When raised, they stick to cells on nearby hair strands and tangle together. Smoothing them down keeps them in place.
Moisturize. While your shampoo cleans away dirt and grime, it also strips away some of your hair’s natural oils that keep it soft and shiny. The right conditioner infuses moisture into each hair strand to replenish what shampooing and heat from styling tools and the environment have taken away.
Protect. As it smooths out your hair’s cuticle layer, conditioner leaves a protective layer on top of each strand, protecting them against the environment and heat from hot water and styling tools. Less damage means your hair will look silky and shiny for longer.
Strengthen. Conditioners fortified with strengtheners help your hair withstand harsh elements, dry air, and heated styling tools so your hair looks healthy and soft.
De-frizz. When each strand is covered with a moisturizing, protective coating, your hair is smoother and frizz-free. Everyone needs conditioner, even if you have oily hair, or if you think that conditioner weighs your hair down. Ask your stylist to recommend the best conditioning product for your hair type and texture, use only the amount directed, and rinse well under warm – not hot – water. People with dry, curly hair need to condition even more often, so ask your stylist if deep conditioning treatments are right for you.
If you need a deep conditioner or just want a great cut and style, make an appointment today at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon. Our professional stylists will assess your hair type and individual needs and determine which conditioning treatments are best for you. Find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy or call 972.509.1565 to book an appointment. You can also manage appointments on your mobile device with our free mobile app, available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.