Most people use a shampoo and then a conditioner. But a lot of people don’t use a leave in. If your hair is thick or coarse and dry to extremely dry, then a leave in conditioner is a step you must to add to your routine; however quite frankly everyone should include this in their product arsenal. They can add incredible shine, smoothness and body to dull or lifeless hair. If your hair is relaxed, permed or colored then you may have a problem you’re your hair appearing dull or lifeless.
A good leave in will also help to detangle your hair by adding lubrication through a polymer compound to the hair. You will find that by adding a leave in, your hair will dry much faster than without. This is also beneficial because your hair will spend less time exposed to the heat. This means you’ll have stronger hair that is less prone to breakage.
By providing additional conditioning, a leave in will also help to improve the health of your hair and help to fight frizz. Leave in can come in spray form, liquid or creamy like instant conditioner. The thicker and drier your strands are the creamier the leave in may need to be.
Applying your conditioners in sections, whether a rinse out or leave in is the best method to ensure that all your hair receive some conditioning. This is especially beneficial for those with long, thick hair. Apply in sections with a detangling comb such as Jilbere Shower comb.
Remember when the hair is wet it has the ability to absorb more moisture and nutrients than when its dry. So a leave in is your last chance to do so before styling. Here are some of the best leave ins:
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave in (NTM) Sold at Target, Walmart and Drugstores
Star Lacio Lacio available at www.bluebeez.com
Elucence MB available at www.naturallycurly.com
Giovanni Direct Leave in Sold at Target, Walmart and most drugstores
Rusk Sensories Smoother Sold at Target and most drugstores
garnier fructis sleek and shine Sold at Target, Walmart and Drugstores
Herbal essences LTR leave in Sold at Target, Walmart and Drugstores
Silicon Mix-Leave in Conditioner available at www.bluebeez.com