It is said that a good leave-in conditioner can detangle strands, reduce fly-aways, tame frizz, and even keep curls soft and smooth. However, most people don’t know what types of leave-in conditioners to choose whenever they need it.
People with fine stands should not choose products that are too heavy. People with thick, coarse hair can choose creamy leave-ins. Sprays are best for those with fine-hair who cannot use heavier water-based moisturizers.
We focus on obtaining a moisture-protein balance. Some people are protein-sensitive, and they avoid it, at all cost, while others are protein advocates.
The cuticles of hair will be tightly closed, making strands stubborn towards receiving moisture. Besides, people with dry and fine strands don’t need to worry about breakage. It is vital that getting moisture into strands on wash day. A protein treatment once a month or every other month worked best for us. People who are protein-sensitive should make sure they stick with leave-ins that contain hydrolyzed soy protein.
Conversely, people with high porosity hair face challenges. The cuticle is raised for high porosity hair. The cuticles cannot hold onto moisture well due to the holes or gaps in the strand although they can receive moisture well. Now, they can choose leave-ins that have cuticle-sealing ingredients.
Coarse hair needs heavier products like milk, oils, butters, while fine hair needs mists, sprays, and lighter conditioning products which have a watery concentration.
You need light but very hydrating leave-ins if your hair is coarse but seems not to receive moisture easily. Watery leave-ins containing many moisturizing ingredients is a good idea for you. In summer, you can try using glycerin. However, never use glycerin in winter for it draws moisture out of the hair. Leave-ins with ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil are good options for winter.
Try using products that are heavy and hydrating if your hair is fine but loses moisture easily. To allow the ingredients to stay on your strand for longer, you should close your cuticle.
Whichever you choose, please perform trial runs with your hair. Take your time to find a right leave-in conditioner which works for your hair very well.
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