Knowing the right conditioner for your hair is vital to the healing process for damaged hair. It’s also important to know the right conditioner to prevent damage. Most people fall on leave in conditioners to do all the work which is absolutely wrong. Below is a great article that breaks down the best conditioner for your hair type and/or hair damage. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Peace 🙂
Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs
Are the best conditioners able to heal damaged hair and improve the quality of the new hair growth? If you answered “yes”, this answer is incorrect! Conditioners are only a temporary remedy for damaged or problem hair (Hayden & James, 1999). Conditioners temporarily restores luster, pliability, shine, and strengh to the hair. If hair is not shampooed and reconditioned weekly or as often as necessary, breakage from the pre-existing damaged hair will occur. Since conditioners only mask the problem, oftentimes more damage is compounded with the wrong use.
There are several types of conditioners used professionally at the salon. Cosmetologist are able to decipher each client’s hair needs and which conditioner to use by carefully examining the look, feel and history of the hair. Pay very close attention to what you are about to read!