To use conditioner properly, wet the hair thoroughly with warm water, and concentrate on the ends and mid-shaft of the hair; avoid the scalp. Rinse the product out with cool water.
- Wet the hair thoroughly with warm water
Warm water opens the cuticle of the hair, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deeply. Wetting the hair thoroughly helps ensure an even application with less product, thereby reducing waste.
- Concentrate the conditioner at the ends of the hair, working up through the mid-shaft
The ends of the hair are the oldest. As such, they are more prone to dryness, split ends and breakage. Concentrate the bulk of the conditioner at the ends, where it will do the most good. Move upward along the hair, stopping a couple of inches past the mid-shaft.
- Avoid the use of conditioner on the scalp and roots
Conditioner doesn't provide benefits for the scalp, and if it isn't rinsed well, it can actually leave residue that attracts dirt and oils. Using conditioner at the roots isn't usually necessary, as the hair in this area is newest, with plenty of natural oil.
- Rinse the hair well in cooler water for even greater shine
Rinse the conditioner from the hair using cooler water. Cooler water closes the cuticle, locking in moisture and creating even greater shine.