Leave-in Conditioner 101: How to use it best!

Are you new to the leave-in conditioner game? No worries! We got you, as we will break down the purpose and benefits of using a leave-in conditioner. 

What is a leave-in conditioner?

 A leave-in conditioner is a conditioning treatment you leave on your hair that doesn’t need to be rinsed. It leaves hair more manageable, nourishes it, and hydrates it longer.

Who can benefit from it?

Nearly every hair type — curly or straight, natural or color-treated — can benefit from using leave-in conditioners, but [it] mainly targets concerns such as dryness, frizz, or damaged hair. They may also be helpful if you use heat-styling tools like curling or straightening irons.

The main benefit is that it moisturizes your hair and prevents dryness. It also controls frizz and will repair damage while you have it in.

How to use a leave-in conditioner?

You can apply leave-in conditioners to both freshly washed and dry hair.

The most common use of the leave-in conditioner is after washing your hair. 

  1. After exiting the shower, gently pat your hair dry with a microfiber towel to remove excess water.
  2. Apply at least a quarter-sized amount of leave-in conditioner to your strands.
  3. Best recommended to apply from the mid-shaft of your strands to the ends.
  4. Lastly, with a wide tooth comb, brush the product through, part the hair, and allow it to air-dry completely.

Additional tip: Apply a small amount near the roots to reduce frizz and flyaways but avoid it if you suffer from oily hair. 

If you want to apply a leave-in conditioner to dry hair, here are a few steps to follow:

  1. Apply it all over while avoiding the scalp area. 
  2. Allow the product to air dry for good results, or you may blow dry the product into your hair with a large round brush for an instant refresh!

Can a leave-in conditioner be used on every hair wash?

With its light formula, the leave-in conditioner can be used whenever you wash your hair. 

How many types of leave-in conditioners are there?

Leave-in conditioners come in different forms, including sprays, creams, and liquids. Formulations that are lighter weight do a great job of making hair more manageable and restoring moisture.

Is it safe to wear on fine hair?

Many fine-haired babes shy away from moisturizing products, but a leave-in conditioner is actually really good for fine hair! It gives your hair strength and shine without weighing it down.

The Finale

So as you may now know, leave-in conditioner is normally more lightweight than regular conditioner, and it has the extra moisture that hair needs. The real question is, will you be trying it soon?

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