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FYI: You’re Probably Not Conditioning Your Hair Enough

How often should you be conditioning your hair type? This article that the Moxie Team found on Byrdie has your answers!

FYI: You’re Probably Not Conditioning Your Hair Enough

While shampoos manage our scalp health, conditioners are the shields for our strands. Its purpose is to help us fight all of those outside barriers.

Thin Hair

If your strands are fine (but you have a ton of hair) you want to be sure you’re conditioning every other day. A primary concern with this hair type is avoiding tangles. Conditioning often is so much gentler – and therefore better – for the integrity of your hair as opposed to using a brush to pull tangles out all the time, which can lead to breakage. Instead, comb through in the shower as you apply to your ends.

When your hair is fine and there isn’t much to work with, the tendency is to skip conditioner altogether. Try a volumizing conditioner made specifically for your hair type which won’t weigh your hair down as most other conditioners will.

Thick Hair

Thicker strands need a ton of hydration, so conditioning plays a very important role in your hair’s health and should be used on a daily basis. Even if you don’t shampoo your hair every day, the same rule doesn’t apply to conditioner.

Color-Treated Hair

With color-treated hair, we suggest using a deep conditioning treatment 1-2 times a week on top of regular conditioning to help rebuild cuticles from the inside out. Hair that’s been colored or bleached has been stripped and its porosity has been heightened by bleach and/or peroxide (meaning, your hair absorbs moisture but can’t actually retain it). A deep conditioner will keep your hair strands soft and smooth and will fight against treatment-induced frays and breakage.

Dry Hair

Dry hair could be a result of heat styling too often, or a reaction to a change in your climate. The keyword needed in your conditioner is moisturizing, and it’s a word you’ll want to frequent in your hair care regime. Moisturizing conditioners are going to smooth out any frailties. You can get away with conditioning every other day, but there are also other protective measures we recommend: Use a conditioning oil, cream, or leave-in spray to add extra moisture to your hair after the shower.

Conditioning is a crucial part of our hair’s overall health. When it comes to how often we condition – whether it be a leave-in spray, deep treatment, or attempt at breakage prevention – the moral of the story is more is more.

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