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6 Common Mistakes You’re Probably Making While Conditioning Your Hair

Why is it that when we step out of the salon after a blowout our hair looks like it deserves a page in a beauty catalog? However, when we try to replicate the techniques used by the hairstylist, the results are never the same. 

The reason behind this could be the way you’re conditioning your hair. Not many people use this essential haircare product correctly and end up with unmanageable or flat hair. But don’t worry cause we’re telling you all kinds of conditioner mistakes so that next time you’re ready for a dramatic hair flip!

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Hair Conditioner Mistakes To Avoid



Using a hair conditioner is a must and avoiding it means that you really don’t give a damn about your hair. And before you say that the conditioner you’re using is ‘not suiting your hair’, allow us to tell you what all can be the reasons behind it.

Not Choosing The Right Product


Choose your conditioner according to your hair needs. The main purpose of a conditioner is to hydrate your locks, particularly your ends. It also helps in protecting your hair from external factors like sunlight, pollution, and heat appliances.

Using Too Much Product

Another mistake that you might be making is using too much conditioner. You’re actually supposed to use a pea-sized amount on short or medium-length hair and double it if you have a longer mane. Once you’ve shampooed your hair, apply the right amount of the product to your hair ends and leave it for about five minutes before washing it off with cold or lukewarm water.

Applying It On Your Scalp


Our roots don’t really need a conditioner, even if you have a dry scalp. And that is because the consistency of a conditioner is really thick which might clog the hair follicles and may result in hair fall. The idea is to take care of the hair that’s the farthest from your scalp since not much nutrition reaches it (that’s why you should also always apply hair oil up to your hair ends).

Using A Conditioner That Doesn’t Match Your Shampoo


You may be using the best conditioner for your hair but it might not be giving you the results you expected because of the shampoo you’re using. You can either get the shampoo + conditioner combo or get your hair products personalised as they take everything into consideration like your hair type, desired result, fragrances preference, and ingredients. If you’re confused, you can always consult your hairstylist for this.

Not Using It At All

The worst mistake that you can do is not apply your conditioner, at all! Tell us this- do you ever skip applying your facial moisturiser? No, right? Then why are you skipping your conditioner? Trust us, no matter how much of a hurry you’re in, nourishing your strands with conditioner is really going to benefit your hair’s health in the long run.

Here Are Some Additional Pointers To Keep In Mind While Conditioning Your Hair


By now, we bet you’re promising yourself that you’ll never skip conditioning your hair. Good!

Here are some additional points to remember to keep in mind while washing your hair:

– Make sure you keep the product on for a minimum of 5-7 minutes.

– Do not wash your hair with hot water because it really dries it out.

– If you have really thick, curly, or damaged hair, then you should give leave-in conditioners a try.

– Before buying your conditioner, make sure you read the ingredient list at the back carefully. You should also read customer reviews so that you have a better understanding of the product.

– Apply it regularly.


We hope you have a good (hair) day today!

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24 Feb 2021

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