Does it seem like the hair care aisle is getting larger and larger every time you walk into a store? Hair care is a complex process and there definitely seems to be a flurry of new products and styling options on the market today.
Dry conditioner is one of the newer items to go mainstream, but many people seem stymied by the product. Dry shampoo appears to have a clear and important role in our daily hair care routine, but what exactly is dry conditioner? In fact, some people seem confused about the difference between dry conditioner and leave-in conditioner.
Are Dry Conditioner And Leave-In Conditioner The Same?
While they both have the word "conditioner" in the name, leave-in and dry models are nothing alike. Leave-in conditioner is generally a wet formula, while dry conditioner is an aerosol. They are also used for different purposes and during different points in your styling regime. Think of leave-in conditioner as a “before” styling product, while dry conditioner is intended to come to the rescue after your hair has been styled and is in need of a pick-me-up.
What's The Point Of Leave-in Conditioner?
Leave-in conditioner is a great way to ensure your hair is getting a healthy dose of moisture, and to tame fly-aways and frizz. It also aids in detangling and can help ensure your hair is manageable during the styling process.
Leave-in conditioners should be put in your hair when it is still damp from shampooing and conditioning, and combed through the hair with a wide-tooth comb. You can dry then style your hair as you normally would.
What’s The Purpose Of Dry Conditioner?
Dry conditioner is a quick way to help your hair get the extra moisture it needs when you don't have time to wash and style it. The conditioner should be sprayed on the scalp, avoiding the ends. You can then brush through for instant shine and revitalization. They are helpful in keeping your hair looking healthy between washing and styling, and should be in the hair arsenal of every girl-on-the-go.
If you are looking for a product to refresh hair, we suggest the Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray and the Dry Texture Spray.
Now that you know the basics, it's time to find the perfect leave-in conditioner and dry conditioner for your hair type. If you feel overwhelmed by all the options on the market, call the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown in Amarillo. We'll be happy to help you find a conditioner that meets your needs and give you a gorgeous cut, color and style!
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.