Going into the heart of winter, I know we can all feel the effects of the cold, dry weather on our skin. But did you know the dryness affects our hair too? Just as you put lotion on your skin to keep it moisturized, and drink water to keep your body hydrated, you should also use a conditioner on your hair to keep it healthy, soft, and shiny. Here are some specific reasons why you should be using a conditioner on your hair:
Regularly shampooing your hair is important for keeping your head clean. But shampoos strip your scalp of the natural oils that protect it and keep it moisturized. Conditioning regularly replenishes that essential moisture.
The heat from your hairdryer, straightener, and curling iron, in addition to the dry, windy weather outside, damage the hair’s outer surface. This can make your hair look dull and frizzy, which nobody wants! Using a conditioner helps smooth the hair’s surface, giving you smooth and shiny hair.
Conditioning your hair helps reduce breakage.
Conditioning helps keep fly-aways down and helps decrease that awful static that makes your hair fly in every different direction.
Even if you have finer, oily hair, don’t skip the conditioner! Instead, focus the product on your ends—they need conditioning too!
Everyone’s hair is different, and there are conditioners made for each hair type. Someone with fine, soft hair wouldn’t need the same conditioning treatment as someone with think, coarse hair. It’s important to consult with your stylist to make certain you’re using the conditioner that’s best for your specific needs.