Top Condition: How Conditioner Helps Your Hair
If you’re like most people, your hair doesn’t always cooperate with you. Sometimes it’s dry and frizzy. Sometimes it tangles or just won’t hold a style. Thankfully, a professional deep conditioning treatment can solve those problems. But how does it work? Here are some helpful facts from the pros about hair conditioning.
To understand how conditioner works, we need to understand the structure of our hair. Hair strands have two parts: the cortex, which is the inner layer, and the cuticle, which is the outer protective layer. The cuticle is made up of cells that stack up against each other like tiles.
When hair is healthy, these “tiles” are tight against each other and protect the cortex well. When hair gets damaged, those “tiles” stand up and leave the cortex exposed to the environment. They also tend to tangle with the cuticles of other hair strands, tangling your hair and creating the frizzy look.
Here’s where conditioner comes to the rescue. Conditioner smooths down these “tiles” and gets them back into place. This eliminates the frizz and makes hair look smooth and shiny, since each individual strand is smooth. Conditioner puts hair in a lock-down, strengthening its defenses and helping to prevent damage and breakage.
Deep conditioner does exactly what the name implies. It penetrates deeper, adding moisture and strength to the cortex, while also locking in the cuticle to prevent further damage. Benefits include added shine and luster, extra softness, improved elasticity, less breakage, and enhanced body. A regular schedule of deep conditioning treatments helps keep hair in its optimal condition.
To set up your own schedule of regular deep conditioning treatments, make an appointment today at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon. Our well-trained, professional stylists are committed to helping you look and feel your best every day! You can find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy, or give us a call at 972.509.1565. Want to schedule your appointment instantly? Download our free mobile app on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.