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4 Steps to Conditioning Your Hair for Maximum Results

How to Condition Your Hair the Right Way


When it comes to hair care, one would assume you certainly know how to wash your hair the right way. After all, you’ve been performing this simple hair care task all your life! But, you would be surprised to know that missing a seemingly small step during a hair wash, like conditioning your hair can make all the difference to its health. 

Using a conditioner correctly can make you hair full of health, add shine and make it feel soft and smooth. By conditioning your hair you are ensuring that it behaves just like you want it to, every time your style it. Here’s a low-down on how to condition your hair right, in just four easy steps

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    Step 1: Choose the right conditioner

    Just like one glove doesn’t fit all sizes, one conditioner is not right for all hair types. You need to identify just what your hair needs and then use it regularly to see the desired results. For example, for straight hair you can use Sunsilk’s Perfect Straight Conditioner. or Sunsilk Dream Soft & Smooth for curly hair to add extra moisture.

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    Step 2: Know where to start

    A common mistake made with the hair conditioner is, where you apply it. Wrong application can cause the scalp to get oily very quickly, making you actually disbelieve the quality a conditioner can add to your hair and eventually discontinuing its use. The ends of your hair need the nourishment that a conditioner provides instead of your scalp, so start from the end tips and work your way up along the length. Do not apply conditioner on the scalp at all!

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    Step 3: Leave it on for 2-3 minutes

    Applying a conditioner is not enough, what is more important is how long you leave it on for, so that it can work for your hair. Usually after you shampoo your hair, it’s soaking wet, which makes it hard for the conditioner to penetrate into it. Instead, squeeze all the excess water out of your hair before you begin applying the conditioner, and then leave it on for about 2-3 minutes, to see the conditioner work its magic in your hair.

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    Step 4: Be consistent

    Just like a diet or exercise, results will only show if you do something consistently. So, if you want to have smooth tangle-free hair, applying a conditioner sparingly is not enough. You need to condition your hair with every wash. It is only after regular usage that you will see the benefits of using a conditioner, and see the result you have been longing for – silky smooth and tangle-free hair.