A hair conditioner is a nourishing agent that helps restore your hair’s moisture after shampooing. There are quite a few types of conditioners that you may have heard of. There’s the regular quick post-shampoo moisturising conditioner, hair masks for deep conditioning and cleansing conditioner which can be simultaneously used with shampoo.
Every now and then, we keep hearing about hair conditioners being of no use whatsoever, that they are merely a gimmick. It is not about whether you should be using a conditioner or not, as much as it is about how you should be using it.
1 What’s in your conditioner?
If you have ever looked at the back of your conditioner tube/bottle, you would be familiar with ingredients such as Silicone, Sulfate, Paraben, Triclosan, etc. While these chemicals smoothen and give your hair instant shine, they also strip away the natural oils. Switch to an Ayurvedic conditioner made using natural ingredients, without any chemical agents.
2 Use it the right way
There is a right way to condition your hair. Apply the conditioner along with your hair in long, fluid motions, squeeze out some of the water from your strands after shampooing so that it does not dilute the effect of the conditioner.
3 It really saves your hair from damage
4 Conditioners can be made at home
Your conditioner does not always have to come packed in a tube or a bottle. Sometimes all you need to do is have a look into your fridge. Most of your kitchen items make for incredible hair masks. Ingredients such as Honey, Banana, Apple Cider Vinegar, Egg, etc. have rich conditioning properties.
5 If you stop conditioning
Your hair will genuinely become brittle, unmanageable, dull and lifeless because shampoos do strip the scalp of its natural oils and moisture.