Every woman knows that conditioner is crucial for hair health. The weather, shampooing, dying, and styling all take a toll on your hair over the years. The right conditioner restores and repairs hair so that you can always put your best foot — or head — forward.
Which Conditioner Is Best?
How do you know which kind of conditioner is right for you? With so many options available , making a decision can quickly become overwhelming. Take a look below at the differences between protein-based conditioners and moisture-based conditioners, and then read our tips for gorgeous hair.
Benefits Of Protein-Based Conditioner
If your hair is broken, damaged, or weak, protein helps bring it back to life. Protein is also beneficial for hair that’s regularly dyed or chemically treated, as these processes often strip hair of important proteins and amino acids. Here are some other benefits of using a protein-based conditioner:
Benefits Of Moisture-Based Conditioner
Dry, brittle hair benefits greatly from conditioning products that contain plenty of moisturizing ingredients. When using moisture-based conditioners, you’ll find that they:
The Best Way To Keep Hair Healthy
As women, we’re constantly looking for beauty tips for the best hair. Well, here’s one that tops all the others: Find a healthy balance between protein and moisture. Too much protein can cause the hair to break and can leave hair dry, while too much moisture often results in oily, limp hair.
To combat the dilemma mentioned above, we recommend alternating between the two types of conditioners. While the specific rotation you choose depends mostly on your individual hair needs, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind.
Deep condition once or twice a week, depending on how often you shampoo and how naturally dry your hair is. When doing so, use a leave-in conditioner as well as a deep conditioner. (We love ORIBE Hair Care Supershine Moisturizing Cream!) To manage breakage, repair damage, and keep hair strong, consider giving yourself a protein-based deep conditioning treatment every one to 2 weeks, same goes for the moisture deep conditioner.
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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.