Double Conditioning: Is This the New Way to Treat Hair?

For years, people have been naturally double conditioning. Double conditioning is the process of conditioning after shampooing and then following up with a mask or treatment. Is two better than one? Well, it depends on your hair.

Read on as we discover if this is actually a necessary task.

 

Double Conditioning: Trend or Necessity?

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Basically the answer is this – listen to your hair. Do you need the added moisture? Is there a certain hair concern you’re trying to address? Your hair needs will determine if this is a necessity or just a trend.

 

Why choose to double condition?

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Those with hair that needs extra moisture will agree, the more moisture the merrier. Some hair just needs optimal conditioning and hydration, which double conditioning provides. However, too much of one thing can be bad. The key is to know your limit.

Here’s an example: If you wash your hair with Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture shampoo and condition with Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Conditioner, and your hair feels like it still needs more moisture. Then you can follow up with an additional treatment, like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Treatment Mask.

 

Do you have to double condition?

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The answer to this is no. However, double conditioning won’t harm you either if you’re doing it the right way. For instance, if you have a regular shampoo and conditioning system that you use on your colour-treated hair but you have a treatment that is formulated for colour-treated hair then double conditioning makes total sense. Use your regular wash and care system to cleanse and condition your hair, then use the treatment for the maintaining health of your colour-treated hair.

 

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If you found this helpful, check out our article on what you should be doing in-between hair washes.