7 Types of Conditioners and their uses

Have you ever found yourself shopping for conditioners without even thinking of which one you need?
Do you just go in the store and pick the same one you just finished using?

Or do you just pick the one your favourite natural hair YouTube blogging uses?

If you are guilty of one or two raise your hands but of you are guilty of all three,line up behind me.

For a very long time,I have not really paid attention to what conditioner I am using, Once my favourite brand (Vo5) finishes,I just go back and pick another bottle with a different colour (my goal is to use all Vo5 colours available). But I have been doing it the wrong way all along,cause different conditioner has their different uses and it would be perfect for your hair to use what it needs at a particular time.

To avoid such mistake again, I have listed 7 Conditioners and their uses. enjoy

1) Clarifying conditioner: Now this is the perfect conditioner for all the naturalistas that dread the use of shampoo on their hair and do Co wash.Co-washing” is the abbreviated term for “conditioner washing,” which is exactly what it sounds like—it’s a method of cleansing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo.Shampoo uses surfactants to create that squeaky-clean lather, and while conditioner also contains surfactants, it’s formulated with significantly less, and much milder formulations. Rather than wash out immediately as one would with most shampoos, cleansing conditioners and co-washing formulas are best left in the hair for a few minutes for optimum cleansing.

2) Volumnizing Conditioner/Extra Body ConditionerVolumizing conditioner is a hair care product that is commonly used by people with fine, limp, or curly hair to increase the body in the hair. People with thin or limp hair often want to use a conditioner to keep their hair manageable, but need something that won't weigh the hair down and will help to give the hair a little volume boost. Volumizing conditioner helps to give curls a bit more life and keep them from becoming lank.

3) Moisturizing Conditioner: This perfect for people with naturally dry hair. It improves moisture retainment in dry hair.To choose the best moisturizing conditioner, it is best to consider the type of hair you have, as well as if your hair is prone to becoming greasy or oily. Thick, rich conditioner, for an example, is a good choice for very dry, thick, or curly hair, whereas a lighter conditioner is a better choice for thin, very straight hair. In addition, consider whether you want moisturizing conditioner to be used every day, as a deep conditioning treatment once a week, or if you want leave-in conditioner that helps to style the hair.There are many different types of moisturizing conditioner available, with various types of active ingredients. Moisturizing and humectant ingredients are the most important, as these are the ones that help add moisture, and repair damaged hairShea buttercoconut oil, panthenol, and glycerin are some of the most effective ingredients for moisturization, and some of the most common. Other ingredients added to moisturizing conditioner may include detangling ingredients, silicone to add shine, and fragrances.

4) Deep ConditionerDeep conditioners are a means to rebuilding the health of your hair and are essential to soft, shiny hair. A deep conditioner is a product specifically designed penetrate deeper
into the hair and help repair and hydrate it. There are many benefits of a deep conditioning treatment for your natural hair and it should be a part of your regular hair care routine. So, just who needs a deep conditioning treatment? The answer is easy…just about any woman who braids, twists, uses heat, styling products, applies chemical treatments or uses sulfate-based shampoos, so basically, almost everyone! If you have been thinking about using a deep conditioner, but haven’t done it yet, here are a few key benefits of a deep conditioning treatment to help you take the plunge.Damage Prevention,Imparts Moisture,Promotes Elasticity,Adds Shine And Luster. Personally, I deep condition just before I braid my hair and just after I take down my braids

5) Strengthening/Fortifying Conditioner: good for damaged, over processed, highlighted, weak, or brittle hair.

6) Colour Treated Conditioner :A good conditioner is essential to maintain the moisture balance in your hair. Since your hair has been treated with chemicals like ammonia, therefore always use a “color protecting conditioner”. This will nourish it and provide its natural shine and luster. Always make sure you buy Colour treated conditioners when you dye your hair.

7) Smoothing/Straight Hair Conditioner: extra moisturizers and smoothing agents help seal the cuticle and provide a smooth start for your straight hairstyle.

Now, I hope we can go to the stores and pick the right conditioner for our hair. Remember I always love to hear from you peeps.

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