Model: Trei, Photographer: Kevin Mapp
Conditioners help replace lost oils and repair some of the damage that takes place during the shampooing stage. They also provide moisture, promote detangling and coat the hair's outer layer.
It is important that you condition your hair every time you shampoo. However, it is not necessary to wash your hair before conditioning. You can condition your hair in between scheduled washings. For example, if you work out until your hair becomes moist with sweat, rinse your hair with lukewarm water, apply conditioners, wait several minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Always rinse out all conditioners unless they are leave-in conditioners. If too much conditioner is left on the hair, it can clog follicles, which causes hair to become brittle and leads to premature breakage.
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