Proud to be clean – How to Use Conditioner the Right Way
We’ve gone over how to shampoo our hair… Now, let’s talk conditioner. “Conditioner?” We’ve had kids ask,”What exactly is it?” Our response, “Think of it this way, if shampoo cleans our head and hair then conditioner moisturizes our hair making it easier to brush and comb.”.
Without conditioner our hair wouldn’t have the softy-silky feel it does right after the shower and it wouldn’t be nearly as manageable.
In a nut shell, Conditioner does wonders for our hair!
Have you ever heard the saying too much of a good thing? Well, that can easily become the case with conditioner as there is a right way and a wrong way to use it.
The biggest mistake made is using too much. Using too much conditioner makes hair heavy and greasy and absolutely no one wants that.
(if you can make a conditioner mohawk you probably have too much…)
- The Quarter, Nickel and Dime Rule is a good one to follow: For long hair use about a quarter sized amount of conditioner, medium length hair use a nickel sized amount and for short hair use no more than a dime sized amount.
- How you apply the conditioner is also important. The ends of our hair needs conditioner the most (ends tend to be more dry and unruly). Work the conditioner from the bottom of the hair up. Too much conditioner in your roots will make hair flat and oily.
If used correctly conditioner, like we said, can do wonders for you hair and really is an essential piece to anyone’s hair care regimen. Some of the benefits include: supplying hair with essential oils to keep hair healthy and beautiful, it works as a great detangler for kids and adults (leave in and wash out), makes unruly hair more manageable and easier to style and prevents split ends!
Don’t let the traumas of conditioner over-use scare you!
Follow the Quarter, Nickel and Dime Rule and you should be grease free and just fine!