How To Choose The Best Conditioner For Your Hair Type
A lot of times, we look for shampoos that are the right ones for our hair type but when it comes to choosing conditioners, then we may not give so much importance to whether they are suitable for our hair type.
So, I thought to give you some guidelines to be able to choose the best conditioner for your hair type because picking up the wrong products can result in dull-looking hair and even some imbalances in your scalp oil production.
It is also recommended to change your shampoo and conditioner brand after a certain time, or what I do is always have two or three different shampoos handy so that I do not use the same every time and use them according to what my hair needs each time.
In the case of a conditioner, I do not have more than two conditioners handy since I do not always use a conditioner after shampooing and I often apply a mask.
For Dry And Frizzy Hair
If your hair tends to be dry and frizzy, you will need to use a conditioner with more intensive formulas that are specially made to hydrate efficiently and repair hair damage.
Dryness and frizziness can be caused by many factors such as excessive exposure to the sun and excess using of hair straighteners, blow dryers, curling wands and other hot tools that can reach very high temperatures.
Dry hair can also be a natural condition that appears because some people have a very dry scalp which does not produce the natural oil it is needed for the hair to keep hydrated.
Therefore, a repairing or hydrating conditioner will help dry hair look better.
For Thin or Very Smooth And a bit Weak Hair
If you have straight and silky hair but it tends to fall easily, you should use a conditioner that provides your hair with volume.
Keep in mind that you might not be able to notice the difference very quickly but, at some point, this type of conditioner will give you the texture you need to make your hair look full of strength and movement.
What you should never use, though, is a smoothing or straightening conditioner because it will make your hair look slimy and without any volume.
Normal Healthy and Shiny Hair
If you are lucky to have soft, hydrated, with strength and volume hair, then you should use a conditioner for “normal hair”.
In this case, the only thing you need to do is to keep looking after it so that it stays perfect.
Wavy hair can be a bit difficult to handle, so you will need to use a good hydrating conditioner because it can easily become fluffy and fussy in humid conditions.
This happens because, in the case of wavy hair, it is more difficult for the natural oil that is produced from the scalp to spread all over the hair. So, more waves in the hair equal more difficulty in the spreading of the natural oil and in your hair appearing nicely hydrated.
Wavy hair can obviously be handled more easily than thick curly hair, but even then, you need to have a good hydrating conditioner and apply a mask minimum once a week.
When you buy hair products for this hair type, make sure that they are specialized for wavy hair and not for curly hair which is a different hair type.
Thick and Curly Hair
If you have very curly and thick hair, there are more chances your hair will become dry and frizzy and therefore more difficult to handle, but there is a solution for everything and you just need to be more careful and consistent with your hair care.
The right conditioner for thick and curly hair is a deep hydrating conditioner that will help the natural oil of the scalp to spread throughout the hair from the roots to the ends.
In general, it is very important to use conditioners and shampoos that are designed for deep hydrating curly hair because by using the right products, even if you have the curliest hair, it can be healthy and nicely manageable.
You should also consider applying a good quality deep conditioning hair mask once or twice per week since an appropriate mask will help in maintaining your curls nourished and full of life.
If the tendency of your hair is to become oily, especially in the roots, then you should use conditioners with very light formulas.
Applying nourishing products or conditioners will give your hair a more oily appearance or weigh it down, so a good choice is to use light conditioners that are balancing or provide volume.
It is also very important to apply the conditioner only on the ends and never on the roots.
Hair with Dandruff
Dandruff is a problem of the scalp and not of the hair, so the first thing you need to do is to choose a good shampoo for dandruff, because this will be more effective in dealing with dandruff than the conditioner.
If you are using a dandruff shampoo and you are interested in using a conditioner as well, then light conditioners without any fragrance and harsh chemicals would be the best choice. Keep in mind that harmful chemicals and fragrances can cause a reaction to your scalp, irritate it more and therefore deteriorate your dandruff problem.
Also, hydrating conditioners are not good either because they can affect your scalp and make dandruff worse.
You can find lots of conditioners for dandruff in the market.
Dyed Hair or With Strands
In the case of color-treated hair, you have to use conditioners that maintain the color and carry the indication “color safe” on the bottle. If you want to use a colored conditioner, just make sure it is of the same color as your hair.
If you go for conditioners that maintain the color, make sure they are sulfate-free because this way your color will look bright and last more.
The colored conditioners are very effective since only applying a little every time you wash your hair will make the hair color look vibrant for a longer time as well as maintain the color of your roots.
In conclusion, if you are looking for the best conditioner for your hair type, the above guide will help you understand your hair needs and choose that appropriate and hair beneficial product you really want.