Five Conditioner Do’s and Don’ts

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Most people follow a simple hair care routine: shampooing and conditioner. Whether you follow that up with oil or a mask or any other more in-depth hair treatments, most people like to think they have mastered the art of washing and shampooing their hair.

But think again. There are plenty of easily overlooked mistakes when it comes to conditioner. Make sure your hair is well taken care of by following our five simple hair conditioner dos and don’ts!


1. Don’t Apply Conditioner To Your Scalp 

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Applying conditioner to the roots near the scalp can cause the hair to be flat and/or limp. So if you’re hoping to achieve voluminous, lustrous locks, avoid putting conditioner on your scalp.

Massage the conditioner into the hair instead. Make sure you spread it evenly across every hair so every part gets the same treatment.

2. Don’t rinse your hair with Hot Water 

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If you’re anything like most people, you prefer a hot shower. No matter the weather, make sure you always rinse off the conditioner with cold water. Using warm water can cause the cuticles of your hair to open up, so it won’t sit as well.

Rinsing with cold water can help seal the cuticles of your hair so it retains more moisture. This helps keep away frizz so your hair remains soft and shiny.

3. Leave Conditioner in for Five Minutes

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Always leave conditioner in your hair for 3-5 minutes to get the full effect. This ensures that your hair is receiving the maximum amount of conditioning your hair requires to stay healthy. The ingredients need time to seep into your hair and do their work. Rinse it off too soon and you’re wasting your time.

4. Always Squeeze Excess Water From Your Hair  

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Excess water prevents hair from fully absorbing the product and keeps you from reaping the benefits of a conditioner. If there is too much water in the way, the conditioner will not make contact with your hair. Squeeze out the water from your hair while you’re in the shower before you put conditioner on. Then leave it for five minutes to work its magic.

5. Apply Match the Ingredients to Your Hair Type

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Every hair type needs a different conditioner. Frizzy hair needs a conditioner with fewer humectants so it doesn’t attract too much water. The right oils can make dry or damaged hair softer. Make sure you know what your hair type is and how it is impacted by different ingredients. Then choose the right conditioner for you!

Mon Platin has a fantastic range of conditioners for all hair types. To get started, why not try our Professional Black Caviar Total Reviving Conditioner.

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