Question: What is the best way to use a conditioner? How should I use a conditioner?
Answer: How do you know that you are using the shampoo and conditioner right? Try this test: After you've rinsed off the shampoo, run two fingers over the surface of your wet hair - that should make a slight "squeaking" sound. Only then, take a dollop of the conditioner, and work it into your strands, starting about two inches from the roots. Move towards the tips, covering the entire length. Conditioner needs time to work. If you apply and rinse immediately, you're not giving it a chance to do its job - keep the conditioner on for at least 5 minutes. Rinse till your hair feels soft (but not slimy). The amount of conditioner needed depends on how your hair feels. Decrease or increase the amount you use till your hair comes out "behaving" perfect - they should be manageable, soft and tangle-free.
Never put conditioner on your scalp. It can make itchy, oily patches to break out all over your head. If you have an itchy scalp, get an oil massage or hot-oil treatment before shampooing and conditioning your hair.
Don't change your conditioner brands too often. Give the product a little time to "tame" your tresses. If a hair-care brand really understands and nurtures your hair, stick to it.
Leave-in conditioner is great for hair that needs extra moisturising. Once you're done washing and conditioning, apply your leave-in conditioner on wet strands - don't rinse it out.
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