Choosing your conditioner
Whilst all conditioners serve the same purpose, it's important to choose one that's been tailored to your hair type and concern. Coloured strands are weaker, so use a conditioner specifically for coloured hair, such as Green People Intensive Repair Conditioner. This product also works well on thick or dry hair.
Label instructions tell you how to apply the product for maximum results. However, you should remember these general rules when using any conditioner:
Don't apply conditioner to sopping-wet hair. If your hair is too wet, the product slides off and can't penetrate or coat the fibres. Be sure to wring out your hair before applying conditioner.
Apply the product to the ends of your hair only. Focus on the oldest, most damaged sections. Using conditioner on the scalp and roots can lead to over-conditioning.
Distribute the product evenly. Use a wide-toothed comb after application to ensure every strand of hair has been treated.
Allow the conditioner to absorb. Your wait time depends on the type of product you use. A rinse-out conditioner only needs a minute or two to absorb, whereas a deep treatment takes much longer.
Rinse thoroughly. Rinse until your hair feels fully clean and there's no slippery texture to your hair.
It's important to know the proper way to condition your hair. Good technique prevents over-conditioning and lets you reap the maximum benefits of healthy and well-nourished hair.