For gleaming, touchably-soft hair, it is essential that you regularly apply a conditioner. This type of hair product works by repairing and nourishing the outermost layer of the hair shaft called the cuticle. The cuticle is made up of overlapping cells that lay flat when the hair is healthy and stand up when the hair is damaged. Damaged hair is common - hair color appears dull and the hair feels rough and looks frizzy. This damage is usually caused by chemical treatments, sun exposure, and the overuse of hair care products and styling tools. To address any cuticle weakness, all hair types can benefit from a weekly reparative mask conditioning treatment, one that will deeply hydrate and strengthen. For daily use moving forward, it’s important to choose a conditioner that will best pamper your hair type.
Conditioners are formulated to treat different concerns. Restore radiance to colored hair. Turn tangled, kinky hair into manageable, shiny curls. Add volume to limp, fine hair. Boost moisture in dry, chemically-treated hair. These conditioners can be combed through damp hair and then rinsed out with cool water. To further protect your hair before styling, apply a leave-in conditioner before you blow dry and flat iron. And to shield your hair against the harmful effects of the sun, look for conditioners that contain UV protection.