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    The Ultimate Guide to Hair Conditioning

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    Here is what you need to know about hair conditioning

    This is a question you should ask yourself to maintain a healthy and beautiful foundation of your hair. Hair conditioning is something that is highly recommended, but can be easily overlooked. I am a manufacturer of my own hair product line, and I’m surprised to find of how often I run into women who encounter hair problems as a result of overlooking this step.

    Some of the hair problems that I hear women encounter include frizzy hair, thinning hair, and damaged hair. Lack of conditioning hair can play a factor, however is not the only reason of why women encounter some of these hair problems. There are other factors as well, including the usage of hairstyling tools like curling irons or flat irons, shampooing hair too often, or chemical relaxers. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with using chemical relaxers or a hairstyling tool from time to time. However, there has to be counter measures in place to keep hair in a healthy state and preventing those problems from occurring.

    So if you’re encountering hair problems like damaged hair, or need to promote healthy hair growth and your hair has hit a plateau, you should ask yourself these questions:

    • Am I conditioning hair enough?
    • Am I shampooing my hair too much?
    • How often am I using heat-based hairstyling tools?
    • Do I use too many chemical relaxers and perms for my hair?
    • Am I protecting my hair from outside elements like the sun?
    • Am I using hair products that contain the right ingredients?
    • How often do I get my ends trimmed?
    • How does my hair feel when I don’t condition it at the right time?

    These questions, when you answer them, will open your mind and help you realize what you may or not be doing right. It will also motivate you to take better action in taking care of your hair overall, with one of those ways being to condition your hair consistently.

    Rule of thumb is, you should be hair conditioning daily, or at least 3-4 times a week. This will help to keep moisture in your hair, and prevent your hair and scalp from drying out. Hair conditioners contain vitamins and nutrients that your hair absorbs thus helping to replenish hair and maintain its beautiful state.

    It’s also a great idea to deep condition hair at least once a week. This method really helps to lock in moisture into hair. Just apply more conditioner into your hair than you normally would, cover your head with a shower cap, and leave it on for 25+ minutes before rinsing hair. Someone with thick hair usually needs to follow this step since thicker hair needs more moisture, and it’s usually harder for moisture to fully seal into all the hair.

    When looking for the right conditioner for your hair, think about what you need for your hair type or for what you want to do with your hair. If you have fine hair and looking to add more volume, then you should look for volumizing conditioner. If your hair is weak, then a restoration/strengthening conditioner is the best fit. But if you are looking for more moisture or manageability for your hair, then a good leave-in conditioner will suit you best.

    Darlene Alexander
    Guest author Darlene Alexander has been a licensed cosmetologist for 31 years, is an author, and is a manufacturer of professional hair products. She helps salon professionals provide healthy hair solutions for their clients to give them beautiful, healthy, sensational hair! You can contact her at and visit for the latest hair care and salon business tips.

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