Conditioning your hair
If you have longer hair, you will probably want to condition it. If you aren’t comfortable conditioning at this point, you can use a shampoo and conditioner-in-one product. However, if you are going to use a conditioner, hopefully this will help.
At this point we are starting with hair that is wet and clean and thoroughly rinsed.
Work it in
Use around the same amount of conditioner as shampoo. Depending on your hair you may want to experiment with using more or less, but don’t worry about that right away. As with the shampoo, always remember to close the bottle and put it back where it was once you’ve gotten out what you need.
In general, conditioner is used in a much gentler way than shampoo. Smooth it onto your hair and down the ends. You will generally need more on the ends than on the top, and you don’t need to worry about your roots at all. Use your fingers to work it all the way through your hair. If you have long hair, it will help if you pull your hair forward over your shoulder to work on it. If you want, you can use a wide-toothed comb like this one to comb your hair as you go, which will help you get the conditioner all through your hair. Once it’s all the way through, you will generally want to let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it back out.
Rinse it out
Rinsing out conditioner is much the same as rinsing out shampoo, but can be a bit slower. Just to review: stand with your back to the water, tilt your head as far back as you can, and move so that you feel the water on the very top of your forehead. Start rinsing from the top, and use your hands to move your hair around so that everything rinses out. Slowly tilt your head forward, rinsing and moving your hair around as you go. Remember to rinse the sides as well, and make sure to rinse your hair all the way to the ends.
Your hair will feel a lot more slippery after it is conditioned, and it can be hard to tell when it’s properly rinsed. One thing that can help is to pinch a lock of hair in your fingertips and then run your fingers down it for at least a few inches. Then rub your fingers together to feel if anything other than water is on them. If nothing came off your hair onto your fingers, then your hair is rinsed.
1. Get conditioner onto your palm.
2. Smooth conditioner onto your hair. If you wish, use a wide tooth comb to help.
3. Rinse thoroughly.
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