5 Tips For Using A Leave-In Conditioner So That Every Day Is A Good Hair Day!

Sharon AlphonsoSharon Alphonso  |  Feb 26, 2021
Leave-In Conditioners


What drinking water does to your body, a leave-in conditioner does to your hair- it quenches its thirst. As someone who has curly hair, a leave-conditioner is a boon to my life. It keeps my curls moisturised, hydrated, and frizz-free, all day. Unlike a regular conditioner, you don’t have to rinse your hair after applying a leave-in conditioner. The hair product is formulated to stay in your locks post washing it. If you have a leave-conditioner at home and want to learn how to make the most of it, I’d love to share some secret tips with you. 

5 Top Tips For Using A Leave-In Conditioner

No more bad hair days for you, young lady!

Know Your Hair Type

What’s the texture of your hair? Is it rough, colour-treated, thin, dry, or weak? Depending on your hair’s concern, choose a leave-in conditioner wisely. It’s usually mentioned on the packaging itself. Opting for a product that focuses on your specific hair concern is the first step to healing your locks. 

Choose Your Weapons Wisely

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By weapons, I meant hair products. Understand that not every leave-in conditioner may work for your hair’s texture. If you have medium to thick hair, opt for a creamy or gel conditioner. This texture will help to moisturise and hydrate thick hair. For fine hair, a light leave-in would be perfect. The product won’t bog your hair down, but supply it with the nourishment it deserves. 

You Don’t Need To Use It Everyday!

Too much of something is not good, and that philosophy applies to leave-in conditioners as well. You don’t have to apply a leave-in conditioner to your locks every day. Too much product can cause product buildup, dandruff, and itchiness on the scalp. Once or twice a week is good enough.

How Much Product Is Too Much Product?

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A coin-sized product is more than enough. When applying a leave-in conditioner, make sure that you do it after a head bath and before styling your hair with hot tools. For maximum absorption of the product, apply it to damp hair. 

Don’t Put It On Your Scalp

A leave-in conditioner is meant for your hair and not your scalp. If it does not come in contact with your scalp, it could clog your scalp and cause acne. Hence, only reserve the leave-in conditioner for your hair and not the scalp. Always start from the tips and make your way to the top- but never your roots. 

Once you know how to use a leave-in conditioner and choose one for your hair type, it will work wonders for your hair. Give these leave-in conditioner tips a try, will you?

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