Are you standing in front of a shelf at the store and have no idea what to choose? No wonder. The choice of hair care products is so vast that it seems almost impossible for a person unfamiliar with hair care to make a decision. Emollients, humectants, proteins – what does all this actually mean? What do you look for when you are looking for the right conditioner for your hair?
INCI – secret knowledge
The first step on the road to shiny and strong hair is a better understanding of the ingredients in the products you buy. While long lists of English and Latin names may seem intimidating at first, there is nothing to be afraid of. The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI for short) was created to make our daily shopping easier, not the opposite. According to the rules, plant ingredients found in cosmetics are described in Latin, while the remaining, synthetic compounds are described in English. You don’t have to be a polyglot to know what you’re buying. To facilitate the reading of ingredients, there are special applications for smartphones and websites that will practically do it for you, and in addition inform you about the harmfulness of individual substances.
When choosing the right conditioner you should first take care to maintain PEH balance. What does this actually mean?
- P are proteins, which build up the hair’s structure.
- E are emollients, which protect the hair structure.
- H are humectants, which moisturize hair.
For people with dull, brittle hair especially recommended proteins, but remember to use them no more than once a week. If you use proteins more often, you run the risk of overprotecting your hair, which leads to frizzy hair. Emollients provide protection between the hair and the cosmetic, so they are a great base for other conditioners and masks. Emollients help dry and coarse hair, but too much of them weigh it down and weigh it down visibly. Emollients are cosmetics, which contain fats (such as oils and butters, waxes, fatty alcohols or silicones). Dull and dry hair will thank you for cosmetics with humectants. In addition, they prevent rapid scalp oiling and flaking. However, too much of them will lead to frizz, fly-away hair and tangles, which make daily hair care considerably more difficult. It is best to identify which hair care product group your hair mask belongs to before buying it hair conditionersit is best to identify which group your hair care product belongs to in order to find the right balance of proteins, emollients and humectants. The right cosmetics for your hair can dramatically change its appearance and guarantee you a hair style worthy of a popular shampoo commercial.
Conditioner for special tasks
Not every woman’s hair is suitable for conditioners for Normal Hair. They are definitely a convenient option and make everyday hair care easier, but they may not be enough when dealing with twisted or heat-stressed hair. A better solution for strands weakened by colouring are conditioners for color-treated hair. Repeated color changes significantly affect the structure of the hair, making it more susceptible to damage. In addition, cosmetics made specifically for color-treated hair guarantee longer color retention, whether you are talking about red, brown or platinum blonde. For special tasks, there are also conditioners for hair loss. Hair loss is a problem that affects many different people of all ages and genders. The right cosmetics provide an opportunity for thicker and more resilient hair strands
How to properly apply conditioner?
Once you have chosen the right conditioner for your hair, it’s a good idea to take a moment to consider how to apply it properly. First of all, it is highly recommended to apply conditioner early after styling. This allows the conditioner to be evenly distributed throughout your hair, which will get the best out of your hair. Another popular method is to apply conditioner before and after shampooing your scalp. This helps protect the hair structure from damage and guarantees spectacular results with proper, regular care.
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