You might think your hair is fine without conditioner, but the truth is it needs a good moisturizing regularly.
Getting the best from conditioner means using it regularly.
Allow us to explain.
Getting the prep right
Yes, you need to prepare your hair for conditioner.
But don’t worry, it’s not particularly hard.
Start by using a good shampoo that will help protect your hair and scalp – like Head & Shoulders, the first shampoo that’s been clinically proven to give you better quality hair from the scalp.
When your scalp is in good condition, it’s better at caring for the growing hair, so it’s formed properly. Scalp issues like dandruff can actually cause new hair to be damaged as it grows. That’s why keeping your scalp in shape is essential.
Once you’ve given your hair a good wash, don’t move straight onto the conditioner.
Rather, use your hands to squeeze out any excess moisture from your hair. This will help the conditioner to do its job.
Now, you’re ready to condition.
Conditioning your hair
The first step is to make sure that you use the right amount of conditioner.
For long hair, that’s enough to fill the palm of your hand – for shorter hair, aim for walnut size.
Spread it over your hands, and then through your hair, starting at the roots.
Focus should be given to the middle and end sections of your hair; these are the older parts of your hair, and therefore need more help from a good conditioner. However you should also use a small amount of conditioner on the roots to keep your scalp and hair in good shape as they grow. Head & Shoulders conditioners keep your hair nourished from root to tip, while also moisturizing your scalp.
Once you’ve got good coverage, give your hair conditioner a chance to do its work. That means leaving it for at least 30 seconds - and longer, if you’re able to.
When you rinse out your conditioner, make sure you do it thoroughly. While it’s great for your hair, if any is left in it can cause build-up, which is not ideal.
Once you’ve properly washed and conditioned your hair, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle. This will be much gentler on your hair than other methods, helping the good work your conditioner has done to be even more effective.