Do you often skip the conditioner? Many people skip it because they think of a hair conditioner as just an extra step that adds to the time that it takes to get ready every day. But conditioning your hair is important no matter what your hair type. Here’s why.
Your hair is structured to moisturize itself, and when it works well, it’s great. But most of the time the environment works against these natural processes, which can lead to dry, damaged hair. It all starts at the root, where hair follicles produce oil that runs down the hair shaft to moisturize and protect it. Those oils seal off the outer layer, called the cuticle, creating a smooth surface.
Here’s what happens when dry air and heat evaporate that crucial moisture. The cells in the cuticle separate, exposing the hair’s inner core to damage. Those separated cells make the hair’s texture rough, so it tangles with other hairs easily, becoming frizzy and hard to control. And that rough texture also means that light doesn’t reflect the same way, so your hair color is much less vibrant.
Conditioner helps to seal up the gaps caused by environmental damage. It works together with your hair’s natural oils to seal the hair shaft and create a smooth surface that looks and feels soft and frizz-free and helps your color look more intense.
If you have exceptionally dry hair, your hair may need extra conditioning with professional deep conditioning treatments and leave-in hair conditioning products that help restore your hair’s hydration.
So, why would people with oily hair need conditioners? Because oily hair is caused by over-producing oil glands. They get that way because they are trying to compensate for your hair’s moisture loss, but the entire system is thrown off balance. Professional-grade conditioners that are formulated for oily hair balance out that system so that your glands produce less oil while your hair stays soft, hydrated, and healthy-looking.
A great conditioner is important for everyone, and you can get help for your hair’s hydration with exceptional professional products from Pureology® and Redken®. We know it’s tough getting out with the current restrictions and social distancing guidelines, so we provide you with quick, easy online shopping right from our website or from our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play!
If you’re ready for a new hair color or style or just need a trim for your hair, or if you need a deep conditioning treatment for your dry hair, come into Special FX Salon & Day Spa at 1711 Branham Lane in San Jose. It’s an easy drive for surrounding communities including Saratoga, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Morgan Hill. Call us today for an appointment at 408-264-450 or reserve your appointment online.