When it comes to hair care, one of the common questions is whether to use leave-in conditioner on your hair or not. The answer depends on the type of hair you have. If your hair is greasy, very fine or thin it can actually have a negative impact, adding to the grease and weighing the hair down – not a good look. However if you have thick, wavy, curly or dry hair then leave-in conditioner has a lot of positive effects.
Most leave-in conditioners are natural oil based and have been designed to put nutrients back into your hair to leave it looking and feeling much healthier. One of the main advantages of using a leave-in conditioner is that it helps to rehydrate the hair, often plumping each individual shaft to leave it looking healthier. This is ideal for revitalizing dry or frizzy hair.
Another advantage of leave-in conditioner is that it helps to coat each strand of hair which can reduce tangling and knots, making it easier to brush and manage thick or curly hair. Most leave-in conditioners also help to smooth each piece of hair to reduce frizzy-ness.
Leave-in conditioners aren’t designed for every day use and I would only recommend using them once a week or fortnight depending on your hair style. It’s also worth not using it if you’re planning on putting your hair up for a special occasion or event as it can actually cause the hair to fall out of hair grips, pins and slides, affecting your overall hair style. When it comes to choosing a brand, you need to try each one out on your hair to determine which is right for your hair type – to save you money look for trial or travel sized leave in conditioners until you find the one that works for you.