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August 10, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

Using a leave-in conditioner is sometimes viewed as an extra step after shampoo and conditioner. You may feel there is no need to apply a leave-in conditioner if you have already applied a traditional conditioner, but here are some reasons why you should, especially if you suffer from dry hair.

Leave-In vs. Traditional Conditioners

Leave-in conditioners are formulated very differently than traditional conditioners. With traditional conditioners, you’re usually instructed to leave them on your hair for only a few minutes, and then rinse them out. That is because they only take a few minutes to penetrate the hair shaft. But if not rinsed out properly, what is not absorbed by the hair can start to build up on the hair strands. This can do more harm than good.

Leave-in conditioners, on the other hand, are designed to be left behind in the hair. Unlike traditional conditioners, they are usually lighter and less dense, but still provide the hair with additional moisture. Because leave-in conditioners are left in the hair, they also can provide protection against environmental damage like sun exposure. A good leave in hair conditioner for curls will also provide extra slip to make detangling easier and provide elasticity during the styling process.

Why Choose an Organic Leave-In Conditioner

While some styling products may contain the same ingredients as a leave-in conditioners, applying leave-in conditioner before you apply styling products adds additional moisture. Most leave-in conditioners are light enough that they can be used as daily moisturizers as well.

There are lots of leave in conditioners on the market right now, but the organic white peony tea extract as the active ingredient is what sets the Mielle Organics leave-in conditioner apart from all the others. Our ultra-moisturizing White Peony Leave-In Conditioner is lightweight but packed with natural and organic ingredients to give your hair the moisture and protection it needs. This organic leave-in conditioner has been formulated to seal in moisture, smooth hair follicles, and tame frizzies and flyaways, making it just what you need for both daily styling and protection from heat damage.

White peony, extracted from the root of the white peony herb, may be steeped in boiling water to create a tea. This white peony tea is believed to have medicinal properties as it contains compounds which may support kidney and liver health and blood circulation. Healthy blood circulation is also key to hair growth, as blood flow to the scalp is essential to keep the hair follicles nourished.

How to Use Your Leave-In Conditioner

To get the best results from your leave-in conditioner, you should first squeeze out excess water before applying the leave-in conditioner. If your hair is dripping wet when you apply it, then some of the conditioner can drip out right along with the excess water. However, you should apply the leave-in conditioner to hair while it is damp. Do not let your hair get completely dry before you apply your leave in, or it might not absorb into the hair.

Leave-in conditioners should definitely have a place in your natural hair care routine. There are so many benefits to making an organic leave-in conditioner a step during wash day or a part of your routine when spruce up your style during the week. So don’t leave out the leave-in conditioner!

Do you use a leave-in conditioner? Tell us about your experience and your best tips in the comments!

1 Response

Naja Benson
Naja Benson

August 26, 2019

I love absolutely love your products. The leave in conditioner has transformed my hair and leaves it feeling more moisturized than ever. Thank you!

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