Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips – The Hair Conditioners Science

Do you feel like your hair just doesn’t have the same shine it used to? Or maybe it feels dry, and brittle, and you can’t escape those split-ends? Your conditioner might be to blame. Using the right conditioner is imperative, you should opt to pickup a conditioner that suits the type of hair you have. Most conditioners would have a label that states whether they are for normal, dry or oily hair. Even still you may pickup the wrong conditioner, however this can’t be helped and you will need some trial and error to determine the right conditioner for your hair.

Many day-to-day activities, such as walking in the open air and sunshine, blow drying, and even washing your hair, can deprive your hair of the moisture balance that keeps it healthy and beautiful. Using the right conditioner can help your hair restore that natural balance, leaving your hair sleek, smooth and full of life.

Stop by the health and beauty section of any department store, or the product shelves of a hair salon, and you will see a baffling number of different conditioner options. The up-side is, with so many options out there, in these stores, or on the internet, you can find the specific conditioner that is right for your hair. The down-side is, you have to figure out which one which one is the right one. But it isn’t as hard as you might think.

First, you have your standard conditioning creams. These are great for the daily maintenance of your hair’s health, when matched to your hair type. Luckily, almost every hair care brand out there knows just how diverse our hair types can be, and they supply the options for everyone under the sun. Just pick a conditioning cream in your favorite brand that describes your hair, whether it’s for curly, dry, regular, or damaged. Match yourself up appropriately- if you have greasy or limp hair, a heavy conditioner meant for dry hair will only make your hair heavier, while a light conditioner used by someone with dry hair will only help moderately. Rinse thoroughly, to avoid a weighted, dull look.

Leave-in conditioners are also an option, but one to be used with caution. They can be good for people with lots of body or extra frizz, as a leave-in conditioner can help tame wayward locks, but they can make straight or flat hair look limp and greasy. If used, they should be used in great moderation, to avoid an oily finish.

For those whose dry hair can’t be quenched by traditional daily treatments, an oil treatment or deep-acting conditioner might be in order. Oil treatments are worked through the hair while warm, or applied and then heated, left to stand for fifteen minutes, and then rinsed thoroughly. Deep-acting conditioners vary in their instructions, but many require that you style them into your hair for the day for maximum restorative effects. Either way, these treatments will leave dry, damaged hair feel silky smooth and supple.

For most types of hair a good conditioner will suffice, however they are times when the action you take will have to go beyond the conditioner you use. Try to opt for a conditioner that uses natural ingredients in its formula, stay away from chemicals as those can do more harm than good to your hair. Remember to wash your hair daily and this will keep you away from all types of dirt related problems.

Debrah Dragon is a writer for Beauty Items, a website about everything beauty-related – beauty tips, Portland hair salons, beauty products, etc. Debrah is also a featured author at


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