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How to Use Leave-in Conditioner: A Step-by-Step Guide You’d never skip applying conditioner after washing out your shampoo in the shower, would you? We sure hope not! But once you’ve dried yourself off, do you feel like your hair could use a little extra loving? Yep, we’ve all been there. Enter:...
How to Use Leave-in Conditioner: A Step-by-Step Guide
You’d never skip applying conditioner after washing out your shampoo in the shower, would you? We sure hope not! But once you’ve dried yourself off, do you feel like your hair could use a little extra loving? Yep, we’ve all been there. Enter: leave-in conditioner. Not exactly sure what a leave-in conditioner, lotion, or mist does or how it works? No worries, we’re here to explain just that. Keep reading to learn all about what leave-in conditioner is, our best leave-in hair care products for different hair types, how to tame frizzy hair with leave-in conditioner, and a step-by-step guide for using leave-in conditioner.
WHAT IS LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER?
Leave-in conditioners, sprays, and creams are typically applied after you shampoo and condition, usually to towel-dried hair before styling. They can help provide extra moisture as well as detangle strands, which can help make styling easier. Generally, you’d apply leave-in conditioner after hopping out of the shower, then use a wide tooth comb to gently detangle your hair. Once you’re done with that, you can move onto your styling routine, whether that’s by blow-drying your hair smooth and sleek or letting it air dry for gorgeous natural texture.
WHO SHOULD USE A LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER?
Leave-in conditioner can benefit just about any hair type, from dry hair to frizzy hair to damaged hair, as it can help add moisture and shine and make it easier to style your hair. So, regardless of your hair type, consider adding one into your regular hair care routine and reap the hair care rewards. One of our favorite ways to use a leave-in conditioner is by applying it right before bed and leaving it on overnight to wake up with softer-feeling hair.
HOW TO USE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
Now that you know what leave in-conditioner is and how to pick the right one for your hair’s needs, it’s time to actually add one to your routine. Follow our step-by-step guide to using leave-in conditioner like a pro.
STEP 1: START WITH FRESHLY WASHED HAIR
First things first: Hop in the shower! Use a system of shampoo and conditioner formulated for your hair type. We’ve got plenty of shampoos and conditioners to choose from—for dry hair, curly hair, damaged hair, frizzy hair, thin hair, and the list goes on. For more advice, here are Our Best Shampoos and Conditioners for Every Hair Type.
STEP 2: APPLY YOUR LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
Read the instructions on your leave-in conditioner, cream, or mist and apply accordingly. Typically, you’d want to apply leave-in conditioner to damp or towel-dried hair, then style as usual. Focus the leave-in conditioner on your mid-lengths and ends, avoiding your roots, as that could leave hair looking greasy. This is especially important if you have fine or thin hair because you don’t want anything weighing your hair down. No need to rinse out—that’s why it’s called a leave-in product! A little goes a long way, but you may need to experiment to see how much leave-in conditioner your hair needs (for example, if you have longer hair, you may find you need to use more).
STEP 3: COMB YOUR HAIR
Your hair is at its most fragile when it’s wet, so skip the brushes and use a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair before styling instead. After applying your leave-in conditioner, gently (emphasize on gently!) glide your comb through your hair to help undo any knots or tangles.
STEP 4: STYLE HOW YOU WISH
You’re ready to style now! Blow-dry or air dry: the choice is up to you. We’ve got a tutorial for each option below.
How to blow-dry your hair:
If you’re interested in blow-drying your hair, don’t forget to apply a heat protectant, like the delofil P.P.T cream, first. For a smooth style that has some bounce, use a round brush. Rough dry your hair until it’s almost completely dry, then grab your round brush and curly your hair around it to dry and add a little volume.
How to air dry your hair:
For those days when you just don’t have the time or energy to style your hair with a heat tool, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. You can rock beachy waves like a pro by spritzing the delofil spray onto damp hair. Hair on the straighter side? Create a braid to add definition to your hair, then undo the braid once your hair has dried and shake it out.
You’re officially a leave-in conditioner pro. Now you know how to use leave-in conditioner for softer, shinier, hair. Next up: it’s time to learn about hair masks, another hair care product that can prove to be quite useful when you had it to your beauty regimen.