Aside from shampoo, the use of conditioner is one of the pillars to your daily hair care routine. In fact, while experts recommend you avoid daily shampoo, the daily use of conditioner is highly recommended. Conditioning offers several benefits to your hair: it nourishes the strands from inside-out, it injects lots of moisture, and also make hair easier to manage. No matter what your hair type is, you need to incorporate conditioning into your hair care routine.
But did this thought ever cross your mind: can I over-condition? While there are no serious implications with using too much conditioner, it could result to minor hair issues. Take note of these information when you are using conditioner for your hair:
* Over-conditioning is not the right term to use for this or else it will create confusion. There are several types of post-wash treatments. Hence, putting them all as “conditioners” can create a different perception of the problem. Different types of conditioners created different effects on your hair. Some are intended to moisturise while others are protein treatments designed to enrich protein content in your hair strands. Make sure you know which one your hair needs or else it could be easy to overload on protein and moisture. Find out exactly what your hair needs.
* The glycerin in your hair conditioner could be the suspect. Glycerin offers amazing benefits to your hair, especially in terms of moisturising. However, this ingredient is considered hydroscopic, which means it has the ability to absorb moisture from the environment. The issues you might have with your hair could come as a result of the interaction of glycerin in your hair.
Each hair type is different. Make sure to listen to your hair so you know how to care for and treat it. However, the concept of over-conditioning is a real issue. You need to consult an expert when dealing with this problem to ensure it is addressed correctly.
Do you conditioner hair regularly? How often?