Today I want to talk about conditioning the hair. Conditioner is a daily use for most people after shampooing because they feel that after shampooing their hair needs moisture put back into it. It’s up to you if you feel the need to add conditioner to your hair after each wash. I think that if you have the right shampoo, are only washing as much as necessary, and do frequent hair masks (discussed below) you will not need to use conditioner after every hair wash.
Hair masks are great for everyone’s hair, not just for damaged hair. After doing a hair mask, your hair is left feeling soft and hydrated and it usually lasts longer than when you use everyday conditioner after shampooing.
Here are a couple of ways you can condition your hair that will not leave hair oily.
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse– It may sound strange but because of the vinegar’s high acidity, it actually clarifies the hair of any buildup and seals in moisture-leaving the scales on hair flat. After shampooing just mix one part water with one part apple cider vinegar, pour over your hair and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse out with cool water thoroughly. Your hair will be so soft! No need to add any conditioner. This can be done once a week.
Hair Masks-There are a variety out there that you can buy, depending on your hair type. My favorite is the Macadamia Deep Repair Mask. This thick conditioner is left on the hair for about 15 minutes and then rinsed out. It leaves your hair smelling great and very conditioned. Use only once a week.
If you feel like your hair has a lot of buildup of product and just doesn’t seem to be holding a style very well then try the apple cider vinegar rinse. You’re probably thinking, doesn’t it smell bad? Actually vinegars are known for their deodorizing ability when it comes to cleaning and the smell may be strong at first, but it will fade. Trust me, the results will be worth it and you will have happy hair!
How often do you deep-condition your hair?