6 Basic Hair Conditioning Mistakes That We’re All Guilty Of Making

Anandita MalhotraAnandita Malhotra  |  May 31, 2021
6 Basic Hair Conditioning Mistakes That We’re All Guilty Of Making


You’re running late on a Monday morning, you hop into the shower, quickly wash your hair with shampoo, and then apply conditioner to your strands and wash it off ASAP. Does this sound familiar to you? Well, then you’re using an essential hair care product completely wrong. But don’t cause we’re here to give you the complete lowdown on what the correct way of using conditioner is. 

PS: It’s no rocket science, you just have to know the correct quantity and way to apply the product.

Hair Conditioning Mistakes That We’re All Guilty Of Making

You Skip It Entirely

Guys, this is a huge no-no! Even if you have super fine hair or oily hair, using conditioner is extremely important. Without it, your hair will become really brittle and lifeless. So, if you do feel like your hair gets weighed down by it which is the reason to not use it then use one without silicones because they tend to be the reason your strands feel heavy and greasy.

You’re Using It On Your Roots

Your scalp like any other part of your skin produces natural oils that nourish your roots. Applying conditioner to your roots will actually make your mane look limp and flat. So, the correct way is to apply conditioner from your mid-length to your tips which is the oldest and driest part of your hair. Let is soak in for a few minutes and then rinse off with cold water to close the cuticles.

You Aren’t Using The Right Products

Breaking news: what works for your friend or the beauty blogger you follow, may not work for you. Just like your skin, your hair has its own needs and you must cater to them. For people with colour treated hair, use a conditioner that specifically mentions that cause it will have added proteins to make your strands stronger, the same goes for people with curly hair.

You’re Not Using The Correct Quantity


As we’ve mentioned before, conditioning is very important as it will make your locks nourished and stronger. However, using too much will make it greasy and oily. Obviously, the amount of product you use will depend on your length but an average amount is a coin-sized dollop.

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You’re Not Rinsing Off All The Product


Once you’re done waiting for your conditioner to seep in, rinse it off well so that you don’t have any product residue or build-up left. This could be the reason for a flaky scalp or oily hair.

You Leave It On For Too Long


Applying it and rinsing off conditioner can be useless but leaving it on for too long can be counter-productive too. Keep it for 2-3 minutes and if you’re using a deep conditioner then keep it on for 10-30 minutes with a shower cap on and then wash it off for smooth and hydrated locks.


How many of these mistakes were you guilty of making?

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