5 Important Things we think you didn’t know about Hair Conditioners
The journey of softening your hair may have started with oiling, but the conditioner was a game-changer in that race. Since its inception, all people have to do to moisturise their hair is increase their overall bath time by five minutes to apply the conditioner and get lustrous, soft, silky locks in return. There is more to it than that, though, and we are here to keep you well informed!
You May Be Washing Your Hair Wrong
It’s generally written on the bottle that you can follow up with a conditioner after shampooing your hair. Keep the conditioner on for 5 minutes and then rinse with water. Right? But there is more to this. Even if you rinse well after conditioning, chances are, your hair is not conditioner free. The slight amount of conditioner that stays back will probably weigh down your hair. On the contrary, if you apply the conditioner first and then rinse it off and follow it up with a shampoo, while unconventional, it is going to leave your tresses bouncy and shiny! So technically, you get all the benefits of the conditioner without your hair getting greasy too quickly in the week. How awesome is that? In case you like your hair extra conditioned and want to leave in some product, the best way out of that conundrum would be to get a leave-in conditioner. They can help you quite a bit when it comes to styling your hair into waves or curls without making them look greasy.
Are You Conditioning Your Hair Properly?
We just discussed how the process of shampooing could be reversed for bouncier waves! But what about how you are conditioning your hair. It says on the bottle to ‘only’ apply conditioner to your hair and avoid the scalp and roots. Well, they are not kidding! Whatever happens, do not let your conditioner get to your roots and scalp as that will clog your pores. With clogged pores, the sheer speed of hair growth will get affected, and your hair will not grow in as quickly as they could! There’s more. If you get conditioner in your scalp and roots, your scalp will inevitably get oilier and greasier. This may make things worse for people who already have oily hair and scalp issues. Applying the conditioner on the length of your hair, completely avoiding the scalp and roots will work well and in a more targeted approach. It will give you bouncy waves for days and days!
Choose Your Conditioner Well
Nothing suits everyone. You have to choose a hair product according to the texture and general look and feel of your hair. If you have dry hair, an uber hydrating conditioner should make it into your list, like Oriental Botanic’s Pomegranate Vinegar Hair Conditioner which is packed nourishing ingredients. Pomegranate Vinegar helps in getting glossy tresses and restoring the natural pH of the scalp. The sweet almond, avocado oil and jojoba oil add that extra oomph of moisture. Fruit extracts like Amla conditions the hair with Vitamin C, promoting overall hair health all the more. Find a conditioner with a great ingredient list which will help keep your hair well hydrated for a longer duration.
If you have normal to oily hair, you can go for a lighter conditioner which hydrates the hair but isn’t very high on oils which can leave oily hair greasy. Try Oriental Botanic’s Red Onion Hair Conditioner which is bound to help your hair with its impressive ingredient blend. It comes infused with red onion oil which is known to help hair growth and give a much-needed boost to overall hair health. It contains Bhringraj which helps in controlling excess hair fall, and the astringent and antioxidant properties of Manjistha and Kalonji are sure to leave your scalp clean and nourished.
Pro Tip: If your conditioner is not suiting your hair, don’t try to make it work forcibly. Hair can’t exactly get accustomed to a conditioner with more and more use. Your hair type can change with time, which may or may not go well with your current conditioner. You have to figure out then what has changed, do they seem more damaged? Oily? Weighed down? You may even have to switch depending on your hair concern. The current texture of your hair should be factored into choosing your conditioner at all times. Do note; you don’t need to change your conditioner from time to time. If your hair is the way they generally are, not too dry or too oily, you can continue using your conditioner.
Conditioner Is For Everyone!
Yes, you heard that right. It is for everyone, whatever your hair type may be. Oily, dry, normal, everyone needs their conditioner according to their hair type. Generally, people don’t get the product which suits their hair type, which will then result in them ditching the conditioner at all times. On the contrary, a conditioner can contribute to the look and feel of your hair exponentially if used in the right way and according to specifications. Just avoid products which are high on silicones or full of harmful chemicals, and you are good to go!Â Â And now for the big reveal,
You Can Use A Conditioner Without Shampooing!
It’s true. We kid you not. If you are skipping your next wash, you can use your conditioner to keep your hair hydrated. Without regular conditioning, your hair is bound to become frizzy, dry and unhealthy. Washing your hair every day may not be possible but conditioning them regularly is possible. This is especially great news for people who have an oily scalp with dry ends. If they wash their hair often, it is bound to dry out the tresses. Skip a wash and condition your hair with a small amount of conditioner. This will keep your hair conditioned and your scalp clean and dry. Moreover, a conditioned slicked back pony is back in fashion! You can style them with professional clothes, and you will be a force to be reckoned with. Taming away those baby hairs shouldn’t be an issue as well, as you can smooth them out with a conditioner and have your perfect hair-do ready in 2! To look at more hair care products, click here. To structure a great skin care routine using active ingredients, browse through our wide range of products infused with botanical ingredients. Also, Don’t Forget to check out our Best Sellers!