Although conditioners are used every day, have you ever thought about a problem, how long does it take for the conditioner to stay in the hair for a few minutes? Are you inadvertently smearing your head every time, and then scouring the things, the conditioner has only become a “step” in the end? Or every time I want to dump half a bottle, a serious thought, as long as the wipe is enough, the hair care effect will be good? In fact, in order to achieve the best hair care effect, what you need most is to use the conditioner (hair mask) correctly. There are 6 common senses about hair conditioners that you don’t know.
- What is a conditioner? What is the composition of a conditioner?
In general, conditioners sold on the market consist of main ingredients (cationic surfactants, gelatinous ingredients, conditioners, flavors, preservatives, etc.), auxiliary ingredients (humectants, fat liquors, emulsifiers, etc.) and special Additives and other components. The hair conditioner is mainly composed of a cationic surfactant, and its main function is to make the hair soft, lustrous and elastic, and reduce the generation of static electricity so that the hair is soft and easy to comb. Most of the hair care products (including hair conditioners and hair masks) of the environmental agency are mostly natural extracts, which are more precious than the general care products on the market.
- Why do you need a conditioner after shampooing?
To answer this question, we need to start with the main ingredients of shampoo. Our hair is exposed to the natural environment, and a lot of dirt is deposited on the scalp due to the oil secreted by the hair, the scalp debris that has fallen off, the dust in the environment, and the like. Since the oil is insoluble in water, the main component added to the shampoo is an anionic surfactant capable of removing oil. However, since the anionic surfactant in the shampoo is alkaline, it removes oil stains and causes the hair scales to open, causing the hair to become dry and ran.
In addition to the addition of a humectant and a fatliquor, the main ingredient of the conditioner, the cationic surfactant, is just able to neutralize the anionic surfactant in the shampoo, thus allowing the conditioner to neutralize the anionic surfactant in the shampoo. Hair is protected from “strong bases”.
Some powerful surfactants (such as SLS) will inevitably cause some damage to the hair while cleaning. Therefore, many salon line brands, such as SACHAJUAN and CHRISTOPHE ROBIN, have chosen to abandon the powerful surfactants such as SLS and choose a milder alternative to SLS (for example, RAHUA uses coconut extract instead of SLS). In addition, many brands have developed shampoos that are weakly acidic, such as Christophe Robin’s lemon color cleansing cream and wheat germ bright shampoo. These are designed to avoid color loss caused by alkaline active agents and are specially developed for hot dyeing hair.
- How to tell if the conditioner is good or bad?
Some conditioners may damage the hair. The function of the conditioner is to provide nutrients to the hair and make it shinier. Some silicon-containing conditioners will prevent your hair from absorbing nutrients, so it’s best to choose a silicon-free product. Different hair conditioners are available for different hair types. The basis for choosing a conditioner is the thickness of your hair. If your hair is thin, it is best to choose a conditioner with ample effect. If your hair is thick and oily, it is best to choose a conditioner that contains less oil.
To identify the quality of a conditioner, you can usually evaluate it from the following aspects.
To distinguish the quality of a bottle of conditioner, the first thing to look at is whether the quality of its ingredients is good enough. Organic and natural ingredients are generally milder than chemically added ingredients and less harmful to the hair.
Most hair conditioners on the market are rinsed with water, so hair conditioners are required to be easy to rinse, and the hair does not have the “fake slip” after drying. It should be a refreshing, non-sticky suppleness.
- Abundant fluffy
This is for the “fake slip” mentioned above. A really good conditioner should help the hair to have a rich, fluffy, elastic, shiny natural health.
- Sleek and easy to comb
One of the important functions of the hair conditioner is to moisturize the hair and improve the condition of the dry hair. After using the conditioner, the hair should be smooth and smooth and easy to comb.
- Is it good to have a silicone-free conditioner?
The answer isn’t certain. From the role of silicon, its main role is to play a role in lubrication. Many people’s concerns about silicon are that they will clog pores. However, from the use of hair conditioner, the main application is to apply to the hair and hair, and rarely touch the scalp. As long as it is rinsed clean, the ingredients added to the hair conditioner and the hair mask aren’t harmful. For people with oily hair, silicone-containing conditioners may leave the hair in a “soft collapse” state. Therefore, for people with oily hair, it is recommended to use silicon-free products. In addition, from the perspective of environmental protection, silicon has a bad influence on the environment.
- What is the correct way to use conditioner?
When applying conditioner or hair mask, start from the part close to the scalp, taking care not to touch the scalp. Apply along the hair when applying, and apply it from the middle part of the scalp to the tip of the hair. Rinse after 1-3 minutes.
- Is the conditioner suitable for a few minutes on the hair?
Take Philip B’s Light-weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse as an example. If it takes 1-3 minutes for mild moisturization, it takes about 20 minutes for deep moisturization. The conditioner doesn’t stay long, the better the effect, and as the mask, the degree of absorption per use is limited.