You Can't Hide From Conditionerby Aislynn Adewale on May 12, 2012
Your choice of conditioner depends on your hair type unlike your choice of shampoo which depends on your scalp type. Choosing the right conditioner can help avoid greasy, limp locks or a dry frizzy head of hair.
Oh how we neglect our hair. A lot of us feel that our hair magically takes care of itself. And, instead of taking care of your natural hair we add "band-aids" to mask our problems (weaves, braids etc) and Voila! Beautiful head of hair ...not. We forget once we remove the "band-aid" we are back to square one or worse. Huge amounts of money is put into body and face but not our natural hair. It is very important that we use proper conditioners to create that beautiful head of healthy hair. Conditioning the hair helps to add shine to one's hair along with clipping the your ends.
There are a number of conditioners in the market that can be freely used but we must find the one that suits our hair texture. People with natural hair without relaxer should condition and treat the hair often to keep it soft and supple. I prefer to use more natural products on this type of hair (shea butter, honey, olive oil etc). People with natural relaxed hair should do a lot more moisturizers and protein treatments (Protein Treatments I advise should be used once a month). Protein can have an adverse reaction if used too much. Instead, of making your hair strong your hair can become dry, brittle and breaks.
I also explain to many of my clients that we should shampoo and condition our natural hair at least once a week or every two weeks.
A Few Conditioning Tips:
- Choose a rich moisturizing conditioner if your hair tends to get dry and frizzy.
- If your hair is limp and fine use a volumizing conditioner
- Change the brand of conditioner often because the hair can become immune to specific formulas and sometime build-up can occur.
- If your hair is healthy and shiny you should use a conditioner for normal hair
- If you run out of conditioner try natural ingredients like mayonnaise or olive oil.
So ladies, as we all know, the more attention you put into your hair the more the hair will give back to you. If you have any questions or need some helpful hints to make the hair healthy, please feel free to contact The HairWhisperer.
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