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 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.
However, leave in conditioners 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 conditioner will also provide extra slip to make detangling easier, and elasticity during the styling process.
While some styling products may contain the same ingredients as a leave in conditioners, applying leave in conditioner before applying 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 Conditioneris lightweight but packed with natural and organic ingredients to give your hair the moisture and protection it needs. This leave in has been formulated to seal in moisture, smooth hair follicles, and tame frizzies and flyaways. This product is just what you need for both daily styling and to help protect hair 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. Healthy blood circulation is also key to hair growth, as blood flow to the scalp is essential to keep the hair follicles nourished.
Here are some tips on how to apply your leave in conditioner to get the best results. First, squeeze out excess water before applying the leave-in conditioner. If your hair is dripping wet when you apply it, some of the conditioner can drip out right along with the excess water. Next, 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 not skipping this step during wash day, or as you spruce up your style during the week. So don’t leave out the leave in conditioner!
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