Should you use conditioner everyday
Should you use conditioner everyday? Many experts will advise you against washing your hair every day—at the risk of drying out the scalp and, as a result, overproducing oil (hello, greasy strands!). But does the same ring true if you use conditioner everyday?
People are scared to use conditioner because they think it will weigh their hair down and make it oily, When in fact, the right conditioner will add shine, luster, movement and maintain a healthy mane. When you don’t use conditioner, the hair often becomes dehydrated and looks lackluster and coarse.
So how often do you use conditioner everyday? It depends on the hair, but a general rule of thumb is to condition after you shampoo.
As long as you are using the best hair conditioner for your hair and applying it correctly (run a small amount from length to ends then comb through for even distribution) then the benefits of using it will be positive.
For thin hair
Opt for a volumizing product, like Drybar Texas Tea Volumizing Conditioner, which will help build body while keeping strands smooth.
For a more matte texture that’s effortlessly buoyant, try a more lightweight iteration, like Bumble and bumble Surf Crème Rinse Conditioner.
If you’re really scared of limp locks, apply conditioner from mid-length down to the hair ends to avoid bogged-down roots.
For thick hair
You may have healthy hair but chances are you use a lot of product to tame those tresses—in which case you should try a clarifying shampoo (which is also a good option for those looking to brighten up dull, blond hair) to help remove product excess, follow it up with a conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes before washing it out.
For damaged hair
It’s all about hydration here. Opt for conditioners with natural oils or organic butters, like shea or olive, which moisturize dry strands while repairing hair.
Acure Triple Moisture Repairing Conditioner, which includes Argan stem cells and sea buckthorn oil, is a replenishing option whether you have straight or curly hair.
Hair conditioner is a hair care product that is meant to improve the appearance of your hair. The main motive of a hair conditioner is to reduce the friction between the hair strands so that it is easier to comb or brush the hair.
As the shampoo is meant to clean the scalp, a conditioner is completely for hair. Shampoo makes our hair dry and that is why you need a conditioner.
How To Use Conditioner Everyday
Watch this video below to learn how to use conditioner everyday to wash your hair
Benefits Of Using Hair Conditioners
There are so many benefits of using a conditioner. It moisturizes your hair and makes them silky and smooth which prevents your hair from breakage and damage.
It also helps in getting rid of dry and frizzy hair. No matter what the texture of your hair is, you need a conditioner.
If we talk about the usage, then it completely depends on the hair. The general rule is to use a conditioner every time you shampoo your hair.
However, it is advisable to not shampoo your hair regularly. Only wash when required. Only those with excess oily scalp should wash hair alternate day. Otherwise, you can wash your hair two times a week.
It is also not necessary to use shampoo while washing. Sometimes you can just skip the shampoo and apply only the conditioner.
Excessive use of shampoo results in drying out the scalp. while on the other hand, conditioner moisturizes your hair and helps reduce the damage. It detangles your hair, makes them easily manageable and adds shine as well.
there are three points that you need to keep in mind before buying and trying any conditioner.
- Make sure that the conditioner you buy is SLS/paraben-free.
- Be sure to buy the conditioners with natural ingredients only.
- Avoid using conditioner with chemicals.
Are You Suppose To Put Conditioner On Your Scalp
If you’re only conditioning the bottom half of your hair (like I was), you’re probably drying out your scalp. About two weeks after I started using conditioner all over, I noticed that my hair looked healthier, and my scalp felt better. Three months later my hair was noticeably thicker.
Even if your scalp is oily, you should still condition it. To find out if you should deep condition on or off scalp you should examine the needs of your scalp and hair.
If you suffer from dandruff or a dry and itchy scalp, if you have eczema or one of the many other scalp conditions, you should then do an on-scalp deep conditioning treatment.
Not all deep conditionings are done with conditioner. They can be done with scalp treatments, oils, or other natural ingredients in combination with your conditioner.
Most times we recommend clients to consult with a dermatologist if we feel the client’s condition isn’t safe to treat.
Can You Wash Your Hair With Conditioner Only?
It may sound weird to wash your hair with conditioner since you usually think of conditioners as moisturizing, not cleansing.
However, the no-poo method (as I like to call it) or co-washing (conditioner washing) is gaining in popularity. Why?
Women (particularly those with dry or color-treated hair) want to avoid the harsh effects of shampoo detergents on their hair. Lets take a closer look at this emerging hair care trend.
How can conditioner wash hair?
There is actually science and logic to support this hair care regime. Shampoos are typically composed of about 10-15% detergent.
They use surfactants like Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate which do an excellent job of cleaning and removing oil from hair.
Conditioners also have detergents, but they are different than those found in shampoos. They use cationic surfactants (or quats) which have the tendency to stick to the hair, which is how they provide conditioning.
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Common quats are Cetrimonium Chloride or Distearyldimonium Chloride. They’re used at levels between 1% and 5%. Although they do stick to the hair, these ingredients also have the ability to cleanse the hair, which is why the no-poo washing system can work.
Is there a downside?
Your hair certainly won’t feel as clean as it does after shampooing. Conditioner can build up on hair, making it feel heavy and greasy.
It will also attract more dust and dirt from the air. Your best bet is to use a conditioner that does not contain silicones since silicone can build up and weigh hair down.
In this case, cheaper conditioners are actually better since they usually don’t contain silicones. Don’t you love when cheaper is actually better?
If you are unsatisfied with the way your hair feels after trying the no-poo method, just shampoo your hair occasionally or try a hot oil treatment.
I know this might sound crazy but hot oil does not actually have oil in it! It is composed of a quat (just like the ones used in conditioners) called Cocotrimonium Chloride.
This product will give your hair a good cleansing without using the harsher detergents found in shampoo (it even foams!).
The no-poo method is not for everyone, but some people like the way it makes their hair feel. No-poo means your hair has less exposure to harsher detergents, will be less damaging and may even do a better job of protecting your hair color and shape.
However, if you have oily hair or just can’t stand that “coated” feeling of conditioner, then this is likely not an option for you.
Since I have dry, wavy hair, I switch between the shampoo and no-poo methods and personally love the results! Since you probably already have conditioner in your shower, you can easily experiment with this method without having to purchase anything and see the results for yourself!
4 Best natural hair conditioners that are suitable for all hair types:
The shampoo is really mild. It does not feel as if it is tripping off moisture from your hair.
The fragrance is mild lavender very soothing.
It leaves the scalp super clean. You have to use quite a lot of product when you have oiled your hair but the shampoo does its job well.
Also it rinses of easily without leaving any residue behind. I have had no hair-fall problem with this one.
It does not weigh down my hair, not does it make my hair frizzy or unmanageable.
The shampoo has a runny consistency and it lathers well. I would say that it does hold true to its claim of calming the scalp. My head feels really light after using this.
Lavender and Patchouli have anti bacterial and antiseptic properties so if you have itchy scalp, this shampoo might help you.
Overall, a good everyday shampoo. It is much better than the many shampoos around because of the presence of some natural ingredients.
This shampoo I believe would be suitable for all hair types because neither does it add moisture nor does it strip off hair of any moisture. It does its job well at cleaning the hair and scalp.
Rating : 4/5
Both the shampoo and conditioner come in clear bottles. With the wide mouth, you just have to be careful about how much product comes out but they are very functional.
So, I have been using this Conditioner for the last two weeks. I have noticed that this argan oil Conditioner cleanses my scalp pretty well. The formula is SLS free, so it does not form heavy lather or foaming effect. But, the amount of lather it creates is enough to clean my scalp.
Does it cause hair fall?
When we massage our scalp with any Conditioner whatsoever, there are always some hairs that fall because their life cycle was about to end. And, new hair comes in those old places. So, the same thing happened with this Conditioner as well. But honestly, I did not notice extra hair fall after using this Conditioner. So, it does not cause any hair fall.
Does it dry out hair?
This Conditioner is packed with some healthy herbal oils, so I have definitely felt the nourishment. But, my hair is excessively dry throughout the year (I hate it), so for extra nourishment, I apply a hair serum. So, if you do not have such serious problem, then this Conditioner can work solely too. This shampoo keeps the oils at bay for at least 4 days in my case.
Pros of Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner:
- The goodness of nourishing oils.
- Brilliant formulation.
- Nice texture.
- Easy to apply.
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- No extra hair fall.
- Hair does not feel dry.
Cons of Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner:
- Could not find any.
I got this conditioner along with Soultree licorice shikakai and bhirgaraj shampoo, The conditioner is creamy white with a brownish tinge in color and come in a glass jar, hence not travel friendly.
This smells herbal perfume sort of. Texture wise it is very light, not at all heavy and does not weigh down my hair.
I do not message this on scalp and only slather on to the lengths on my hair after shampoo and towel dry. I keep it for 3-5 minutes and then rinse off well with cold water.
It does not give that shinier effect you get from silicone containing conditioner, but the hair does feel moisturized. I air dry my hair completely and then comb, and I have noticed is just soft and without must tangles.
- Silicone, paraben free.
- Makes hair soft and manageable.
- Loaded with herbs which are good for hair.
- Definitely need to use it for a considerable period to see if it really lives up to its claim.
- Nothing WOW in first use.
- Not travel friendly.
3. Aroma Magic Protein Hair Conditioner
A creamy conditioner. Adds body and shine to dull and lifeless hair. Particularly useful after permanent waving and coloring. Helps to stabilize color treated hair and counteract split ends.
It contains all the natural ingredients, which is perfectly healthy for the hair, so much so that you can use it on a daily basis and if you are traumatized to see so many hair tangled in your hair brush/comb, then this one conditioner might come to your rescue.
You can also use this conditioner if your hair is salon treated or colored. But yes, the only downside I can think about is that it might not be suitable for those with oily hair as being a moisturizing protein conditioner.
it will make the hair all the more greasy. My hair type is medium dry, but this winter has made my hair drier and rougher than ever.
Pros of Aroma Magic Protein Hair Conditioner:
- Herbal contents.
- Has the goodness of rosemary and tea tree oil among other ingredients.
- Easy to spread out all over hair.
- Moisturizes hair.
- Makes hair incredibly soft and manageable.
- Gives hair a beautiful sheen.
- Perfect to fix dry and damaged hair.
- Ideal for colored or salon treated hair.
- Reduced hair fall.
- Widely available.
- Wonderful fragrance.
- Not tested on animals.
Cons of Aroma Magic Protein Hair Conditioner:
- May not be suitable for oily hair types.
- Does not really help on counteracting split ends as claimed.
Just Herbs’ gentle hair conditioner is free from silicones and it smoothens and nourishes dull and damaged hair without causing ‘build-up’ in your strands.
While regular conditioners may provide an instant smoothening effect, they may also cause silicones (commonly used conditioning agents in mass market products) to get deposited in your hair making it greasy or heavy.
Vibhitaka, Indian Gooseberry (Amla), Bhringraj and hibiscus are known in Ayurveda for promoting hair health and stimulating growth while Fenugreek (Methi) helps fight hair thinning and hairfall. The fragrant Kumuda or Indian white waterlily adds elasticity, volume and body to brittle hair.
Indian water lily ext. 4%, gotukola (centella asiatica) ext. 2%, bhringraj (eclipta alba) ext. 2% vibhitaki (balleric myrobalan) ext. 2%, mulethi ext 2%, mustaka 2% , indian sarsaparilla 1%, aloevera leaf juice* 5%, wheatgerm oil 0.5%, jojoba oil 1%. veg. glycerine*, soy lecithin, glyceryl stearate citrate / cetearyl alcohol / glyceryl caprylate***, dicaprylyl carbonate***, octyldodecanol***, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, natural preservative blend of herbs and essential oils, citric acid (ph adjuster).
Application: Apply on wet hair after shampoo. Wait for 1-2 minutes and rinse with water.
- Silicone free / No build-up
- Gentle formula
- Free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients(GMO) and other synthetic ingredients
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Unless you apply styling products, your shampoo is only meant to cleanse your scalp. Don’t wash the ends of your hair with it. The ends of your hair are the oldest, most fragile portions, and they need special care like added moisture.
Conditioner is one of the most important steps for healthy hair, according to a report from Johns Hopkins. While everyone can benefit from conditioner, people with dry hair should use conditioner everyday they wash their hair.
Pay special attention to the ends of your hair when you use conditioner everyday. Despite what most people think, applying conditioner to your scalp can also be beneficial if you have a dry scalp or curly hair. No matter what, only you can find the right balance of cleanliness and moisture for your hair.