Leave-In Conditioners and Why You Need Them

Leave-In Conditioners and Why You Need Them

FullSizeRenderWhy use a leave-in conditioner? You condition after you shampoo so why condition again?  Even though you may use a conditioner along with your shampoo, your hair still may need an extra “something” which could be anything from dryness and shine to split ends and frizz.

What is a Leave-In Conditioner? A leave-in conditioner is basically an additional layer of moisture added to the hair shaft.  It enables the hair to be more moisturized.  Leave-In’s can be found in a variety of formulas-sprays, creams, and serums.

How to Use a Leave-In Conditioner - Leave-In conditioners are super easy to use!  Shampoo and condition your hair, towel dry, spray leave-in all over head and comb through.  As I mentioned above, leave-in’s come in different formulas but basically the application is the same, apply on to damp hair.

Which Leave-In is Best for Me? When choosing a leave-in, consider what your hair challenges are.  Is it split ends?  Dry?  Need Shine? These are things to consider when looking for what product is best for you.   Another important factor to keep in mind is your hair density- if you have fine hair consider a leave-in that is light- a serum or spray, avoid creams they are too heavy and will weigh the hair down.  Medium density?  Consider sprays or serums or light creams.  If you have medium coarse or coarse hair, consider a cream-based leave-in conditioner.  If you’re truly stumped and you just need something that will “work” on all hair types-  It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In aids with detangling, damaged hair, frizz, split ends, shine and more.

Are you concerned that you have existing color or keratin treatment and which product is best?  There are leave-in conditioners specifically geared towards color treated and or keratin treated hair.  Pureology Colour Fanatic Leave-In offers a variety of benefits- moisturizing, smoothing , and shine just to name a few but most importantly, it protects against color fade. Have a Keratin treatment?  Consider Wella Elements Leave-In Conditioner, sulfate free and paraben free, perfect to moisturize but protect your keratin treatment.

Still have questions about leave-ins?  No worries, take your time and just read the product information on the bottle pay attention to “good for hair types”, or best for “color treated”-these details are very helpful and are often overlooked. If all else fails, please feel free to reach out to our beauty experts, at beautyplussalon.com

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