Conditioners, Cures & Co.: How to Design your Personal Special Hair Care
- Conditioner & Co. after every shampoo: Top of the line care for the tips of your hair
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Shampooing and rinsing is not enough for every hair. Hair often needs a little extra care. There certainly is no lack of offerings: rinses, cures, split end repair fluids and thermosprays promise lustre and supple flow. However, what can the individual products do and which one is right for your hair type? That’s what we want to let you know right here
Healthy shiny hair – is there anyone who would not love to have it? Most people use a rinse or conditioner after shampooing their hair to have shiny hair. Conditioners work like protective covers for every individual hair. They also cover the outer dandruff layer with an ultra-thin film after it has been roughed up through rubbing and washing. The conditioned hair is easier to untangle and is less likely to react badly to curling, hair dryers and styling. Rinses or conditioner also prevent flyaway hair in the cold season.
Dependent on the formulation, rinses or conditioners contain silicon, proteins or plant oils. Gently massage the conditioner into your hair after shampooing and leave it in your hair for a very short time. There is no way around rinsing the hair extensively after conditioning. Your hair will otherwise go limb in no time. A leave-in spray conditioner may be the best alternative for people who are in a hurry. Leave-in spray conditioners are somewhat lighter but they will condition your hair just as well.
The New Conditioners and Cures Work Lightning Fast
Would you like a little more? You probably need a hair cure with especially effective ingredients. You may use these cures once a week or more frequently as indicated. The lightweights among these cures are the so-called rinse treatments or 2-minute intensive treatments or cures. Badly damaged hair should be pampered with a deep repair hair cure.
By the way, today’s preparations are all lightning fast. The leave-in times range from one to five minutes. Especially light direct repair treatments come mostly in spray or liquid form. These preparations remain in the hair. The active ingredients in these hair cures are customized to your needs. Argan and Macadamia oils make split ends smoother, panthenol and apricot oil protect the colour in dyed hair from fading and briar rose quenches the thirst of dry hair.
Some specialized conditioners for unusual care requirements are quite clever. Care products for the split hair repair will combine split ends until the next shampooing. Anti-frizz lotions tame unruly hair, heat-protection serum guards against the heat of hair dryers and the attraction created with shimmer sprays is irresistible.
Conditioners, Cures & Co.: Experts Reveal their Tips and Tricks
Conditioners should be applied to the lower part of the hair and the ends where the hair really needs care. Conditioners are misplaced at the scalp where they will only weigh down the hair
Use a comb with large wide teeth if you decide to comb a conditioner into your hair. This type of comb is most gentle on damp hair
Always thoroughly rinse out conditioners and hair treatments. Remaining conditioners only wear down the hair unnecessarily and may give your hair a stringy appearance
In case your hair shows many split ends, apply a small amount of conditioner to these ends before you shampoo your hair. That nurtures and protects the hair ends
Hair cures and masks may work particularly well when heat is applied. Use a short stream of warm air from your hair dryer before covering your hair with aluminium foil topped by a towel
Use hair care products, which are tailored exactly to your current needs. Conditioners for extremely damaged hair may be too rich for fine, thin hair. Cures for curly hair tend to flatten straight hair
Adjust your hair care products also to the season and the climate. In the cold season, even fatty hair may need more conditioning treatments than usual to counteract the effects of dry outside air and dry heated air inside. In a hot and humid vacation spot, fine hair may need conditioning only after every second shampooing
More is not always better. Use only a walnut-sized amount of a hair cure preparation and a hazelnut-sized amount of the conditioner. A few droplets of split end repair liquid are enough
Don’t use conditioners excessively. Otherwise, your hair may start drooping lifelessly. When this has happened use deep cleansing shampoos to restore lustre and volume to your hair. However, you should not use those deep cleansing shampoos more than once a month