Hair care must-have: How to use leave-in conditioner

All Things Hair Team | 24 February 2019
How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman swinging her black bob wearing a jumper outdoors

Ever wondered what a leave-in conditioner does to your hair? We’re listing all there is to know about this unsung hero in hair care.

Ever wondered how to use leave-in conditioner and what it does to your hair? We’ve got you covered as we’re breaking down one of our must-have hair products with our guide to leave-in conditioners and why you need one in your hair routine.

From time to time we all fall victim to less than perfect hair, especially with the hot, humid weather here in the Philippines. Whether it’s dryness or damage from heated styling tools, frizz caused by changes in climate or just strands that are looking lackluster, a leave-in conditioner can help tackle these major hair woes.

Leave-in conditioners explained

How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman with long dark hair wearing a white long-sleeved top
Keep hair nourished and shiny by applying leave-on cream.

What exactly is a leave-in conditioner or leave-on cream? As the name suggests, it is a conditioning treatment that is left on the hair after applying and doesn’t need to be washed out. The reason behind the leave-in formula of these conditioners is that it continues to provide conditioning benefits throughout the day.

But don’t go thinking that just because your hair doesn’t need extra hydration that a leave-in conditioner isn’t for you. No matter your hair type or hair length, a leave-in conditioner can do wonders for your mane.

Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream

It’s best to apply leave-in conditioners right after your shower while your hair is still damp. First, towel dry your hair. Then, squeeze a coin-sized amount of the product on your palms and rub your hands together to warm up the product. This will help the product sink better into your hair. Apply it to the ends of your hair, slowly working your way up. Avoid placing any of the product on your scalp. Then, blow dry or style as usual.

4 reasons why you need to use leave-in conditioner 

It’s easy to be under the impression that a leave-in conditioner only has a single purpose — to condition the hair. But in reality, these wondrous products have a wealth of advantages for your mane. Here are some of them:

1. It adds extra moisture

How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman with black medium-length hair with bangs wearing a white polo and jeans
No more dry, lifeless hair when you apply leave-on cream.

If your hair is feeling especially dry, give it the TLC it deserves by using a leave-in conditioner. Not only will it give your mane the extra moisture it needs, but will also leave your hair feeling incredibly soft (win!).

2. It helps get rid of tangles

How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman combing her shoulder-length dark curly hair and wearing a pink blouse
Apply leave-on cream then use a wide-toothed comb to get rid of tangles.

Do you face a daily battle of detangling your hair in the morning? If you find that your tresses become knotty and unmanageable after washing, using a leave-in conditioner can make the world of difference, reducing the amount of breakages produced by brushing.

3. It adds a healthy glow to your hair

How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman with long black straight hair wearing a black dress outdoors
Get effortlessly beautiful hair, whether you have straight or wavy locks.

For those who struggle with brittle locks, leave-in conditioners are a real game changer as they can help to smooth damaged hair to improve the look and feel of your mane!

4. It preps your hair for styling

How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman applying product to her shoulder-length brown hair
Leave-on creams can also double as a styling tool.

If you use heated styling tools regularly, you can rest assured that not only will your leave-in conditioner moisturize your hair, but it will also help add a layer of protection to strands, as it can act as a primer, too. However, for blow-drying, straightening or curling wand addicts, we suggest doubling up with a good heat protectant as an extra safeguarding measure!

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Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream

And there you have it, all the essential need-to-know info about leave-in conditioners! For more hair care advice, head over to our Hair Care page for tips and tricks on everything from how to wash your hair correctly and a list of our editors’ favorite hair products.

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