It stands to reason that if you are prone to dry hair, a good hair conditioner is a staple in your routine. It can be logical to think that if your hair tends to be oily, that conditioning may make it worse. That simply is not true. A quality hair conditioner should be a part of everyones hair care routine no matter your hair type.
Remember back in biology class? Did you ever look at a strand of hair under a microscope? Hair strands look scaly, but the “scales” are actually the cells that overlap one another to form the outer layer of your hair - also called the cuticle. When your hair is damaged, those are the cells that become frayed and no longer overlap. When they no longer overlap, they no longer protect the inner layer and that inner layer is exposed to environmental damage which causes it to become tangled, frizzy, and cause dead ends.
No matter your hair type, you need conditioner. The type of conditioner you use depends on the type of hair you have. If you are prone to oil hair, you still need to protect that outer layer of hair. Look for a conditioner that is oil-free and specially formulated for your hair type. When you’re at Tru Salon + Spa, ask your stylist which products are best for you.
A high quality hair conditioner creates a protective shield over these cells which helps to protect it from further damage and smoothes the hair. When hair strands are smooth, they no longer have that frizzy look and tangles are at a minimum. Hair conditioner keeps your hair soft and under control.
When applying conditioner, apply from the middle of your hair towards the end. Avoid the roots and not on the scalp. Hair closest to the scalp is newer than the middle and ends and doesn’t need as much conditioning. The middle and ends benefit the most.
Although some hair needs conditioning every day, shampooing daily will strip away those natural, protective oils. Even if you skip the shampoo, you can benefit from applying a small amount of conditioner each day and let your conditioner soak in a few minutes before rinsing well.
Every now and then, a deep conditioning treatment can be an advantage. We offer deep conditioning treatments to target dry and damaged hair so ask your stylist if your hair type can benefit from making an appointment. Your stylist knows your hair well and can give you the best advice to keep your hair soft, manageable, and healthy-looking.
If your hair need some extra conditioning or love this summer, ask your stylist which products will work best for your needs and hair type. Our team at TRU Salon + Spa is ready to help you look and feel your best. Give us a call at one of our two locations: