Hair care tip: How to use leave-in conditioner

Lystra | 12 December 2017

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 lacklustre, a leave-in conditioner can help tackle these major hair woes.

Learn how to you use leave-in conditioners

Learn how to you use leave-in conditioners
Apply leave-in conditioners on damp hair before styling it straight. Credit:

Okay, let’s get right down to business by first understanding what a leave-in conditioner is, such as Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. A leave-in conditioner or leave-on cream (as the name suggests) is a conditioning treatment that is left on the hair after applying and doesn’t need to be washed out. Why, you ask? Well 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, because 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 better sink into your hair. Apply it to the ends of your hair and slowly working your way up. Avoid placing any of the product on your scalp. Blow dry or style as usual.

4 reasons why you need to add a leave-in conditioner to your routine

The simplest way on how to use leave in conditioner
Leave-in conditioner keeps your hair smooth and sleek through the day. Credit:

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. So take a look below at the 4 ways your strands could benefit!

1. It adds extra moisture

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. Detangles

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. Helps the look and feel of damaged locks

For those among us 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. Prep hair for styling

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

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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