There’s a lot of information and advice on how best to apply hair conditioner, so if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or confused, we don’t blame you!
We’ve put together a few top tips on how to optimise the use of your hair conditioner, so those troubled tresses get all the nutrients needed to bounce back.
Hair conditioning tips
Not sure how much hair conditioner to use, how often or where to put it? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Just follow these 3 easy steps;
- Don’t use too much. Start with less and apply more if you need to. Using too much simply wastes the product because your hair doesn’t use any more than it needs.
- Start at the tips. Conditioner should be applied from the tips. If you’re trying to maintain your hair’s volume at the roots, it’s best to only condition the tips and lengths, avoiding the scalp. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly. So, if you’re wondering ‘where do you put conditioner?’ The answer’s, lengths & tips.
- Alternate conditioning treatments. You can use hair conditioner daily if that’s what you need, or swap out your regular conditioner for a deep treatment every other wash. Our 3 Minute Miracle Reconstrutor is a deeply nourishing treat that helps repair extremely damaged hair.
Now you have the basics covered, we thought we’d dive a little deeper to answer a few of the more puzzling conditioner questions to help demystify this miracle worker.
Should you condition your hair every day?
A common conditioner question is how often it should be used, and the answer? Using hair conditioner every day isn’t going to do any harm to your hair, after all, conditioner is the miracle worker that will rejuvenate your hair and help it stay beautiful for longer. It all comes down to your hair type and needs. Not sure about the best leave in conditioner for your hair type? We put together a little guide to help.
If your hair’s withstood one too many treatments and needs a little extra help bouncing back to its best, we recommend to use a conditioner or treatment every time you shower. We’ve got a deeply nourishing treatment for hair problems that range from colour treated to split ends and heat damaged.
Do you apply conditioner on wet or dry hair?
If you’re wondering ‘can you put conditioner on dry hair?’ the truth is, it’s much more effective on wet or damp hair. Conditioner on wet or damp hair’s easier to spread, ensuring no strands are missed and your hair gets the most out of the conditioning treatment.
Conditioner, when used with water, detangles hair and leaves it smooth and soft. When applied to dry hair, things can get a bit messy.
Of course, there are special conditioner forms that you can apply on dry hair to leave-in (so not wash out) to help detangle and protect the hair before brushing or combing it. Our Aussie Miracle Moist leave-in conditioning spray or Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor are perfect for pre or post-styling to help manage that mane. But, if we’re dealing with your everyday conditioning treatment, wet or damp hair is best.
What’s the best way to condition hair?
The best way to condition hair is to apply it after a thorough cleanse using shampoo. The shampoo works to remove all the dirt, pollution and oils from your hair that can make it look greasy and limp.
Conditioner is the knight in shining armour that swoops in to rescue hair with a moisture boost and protective layer, making it a little more resistant to damage. That’s why conditioner’s applied after shampoo.
For optimum results, pair your conditioner with a shampoo that supports the same hair need. Like our Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo and Aussie Aussome Volume conditioner. The volumising formulas work together to plump up flat, lifeless hair. And if your hair needs an extra treat, give it 3 Minute Miracle Volume Deep Treatment.