July 1, 2006

Conditioning your hair

Why use a conditioner?
For the hair to shine and look healthy, it is essential to follow a shampoo with a conditioner. A conditioner is not oily. It relaxes the cuticles of the hair; adds shine to them and gives a bounce to the hair follicles.


Even people with greasy hair need conditioning
People with greasy hair dread using conditioners because they think it will aggravate their problem of oiliness. But the fact is that even dull, oily hair needs conditioning for fullness. However mild conditioners suitable to oily hair conditions should be used.

Right way of applying the conditioner
After the shampoo is washed off & hair is soaking wet, after squeezing out the excess water from the hair, take some conditioner in your palm considering the length of your hair. Conditioner too should be applied end upwards. Don’t put the conditioner on the scalp directly and leave the ends to fend for themselves. Remember always that ends have been dead very long. Treat them gently. Combing the conditioner through the hair is a good procedure to help even out its distribution. If hair is very dry, then reapply the conditioner, rinse off and blot the whole head dry with a towel.

Home made conditionersAt home, one can use the readily available and easy to use conditioners like beer, egg, aloe vera, lime juice, black tea etc. Each one of them can be used alone or mixed with one another to enrich their property.
* Beer is a good conditioner which prevents split ends. Aloe Vera, added to beer, helps to strengthen the hair roots and promotes hair growth.
* Egg yolk applied on the hair makes it stronger healthier and softer. Egg white is suitable for oily hair while the yellow yolk is meant for dry hair.
* Black tea and lemon juice enhance the color of the hair and helps it to set easily.
* Henna is also a good conditioner for oily hair.
* Another homemade conditioner for oily hair can be made by adding 1 tsp vinegar to 1 tsp lemon juice in a mug of water.
 
Some views on conditionerThere is much debate about what conditioners achieve-some people claim that they do nothing more than make the hair smell nice. In fact, what they do is they make your hair easier to brush and get rid of the problems of static electricity which give rise to fly-away hair. If your hair is extra curly, brittle or bleached then a conditioner is a must.

See also: Shampooing your hair / How to make your hair a crowning glory / Fight Dandruff yourself / Care of dry hair / Care of Oily hair / Care of Normal Hair



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2 comments:

  1. Ichcha5:29 PM

    Try olive oil and wear a shower cap and heat your head for about 20 mins and rinse. Also be sure to use leave in hair conditioner sprays after you wash your hair and use a heat protective when you style your hair. Also do weekly deep conditioning treatments

    But start with olive oil its something you should have in your kitchen!

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  2. Aditi4:11 PM

    Regular coloring can damage your hair. You can combat this by using deep conditioning treatments.

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