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Hair Shampoo and Conditioner: Benefits and How to Use Them

Among all the numerous hair care products, hair shampoo and Conditioner are among the most used.

Shampoo serves as a hair care product which most others depend on for effective work. And the good news is that we are going to learn how to shampoo hair properly together with hair conditioners.

To shampoo your hair, can be done in lots of ways, it all depends on different people's ideas, but it's always good to do it the right way, which we are going to show you as you keep reading.

And as usual we are going to link other external resources to help you gain more value. 

Post Contents
 1. What is hair shampoo
 2. How hair shampoo works
 3. How to shampoo hair properly
 4. Then we move to hair conditioner 

What is hair shampoo?
Hair shampoo is special product prepared to be specifically used for washing hairs, making it easier to be worked on and to obtain a desirable cleanliness.

The preparation includes soaps and oils, in some cases, protein is added to it to improve its quality.

In other words you can say that hair shampoo is a hair care product that prepares a fresh clean hair to enable effective performance of other hair care products.

Tip 1: other products like the normal toilet soup can partially work as hair shampoo but they aren't effective.

How hair shampoo works?

It's also necessary to let you know how shampoo works before going into how to apply them.

When hair shampoo is applied on wet hair, it tends to goes straight to the scalp (skin on the head) through the hair, loosens available dirt and dissolves available oil/grease also, and get them easily washed away.

Tip 2: hair shampoo ensures that hair is not just wash but that all dirt and other unwanted particles are washed away to keep the hair healthy.

How to shampoo hair properly
Always remember that it's necessary to apply hair shampoo the proper way to ensure it's fully effective and to keep the hair healthy.

To shampoo hair:

1. Firstly you have to make sure a suitable hair shampoo is available for effective performance.

Tip 3: a naturally made hair shampoo will be best to ensure a perfect healthy hair cleanliness.

Note: A good soft toilet soup can do this job for you, in case you don't have money to get yourself a hair shampoo, just get a good and soft toilet soup...that will work for you. Not recommended though.

2. Take off dry scales and loose dust by combing or brushing your hair.  Bend your head a bit as you do this to ensure that he scales and dust easily fall away and doesn't drop on your shoulders.

3. Use clean warm water to wet the hair, then apply the shampoo (recommended) or a soft and good toilet soup (not recommended) in case you can't afford a shampoo.

4. Using your fingertips message the shampoo or soap thoroughly on your hair, make sure it touches round (corners of the ears, back hair, fore head), and down to your scalp an hair roots.

5. And finally rinse the hair thoroughly till all previously formed lathers are properly gone.

6. Repeatedly, apply more shampoo or soap on the hair and rinse well until clean lather is formed; mostly recommended for dirty long hairs.

7. Use non soft and clean towel to dry your hair. After this also apply hair conditioner if you wish to do so.

Tip 4: hair conditioners regains the lose strength and elasticity to the hair. You will learn how to apply hair conditioners below. 

8. Finally use your comb or brush thoroughly on the hair.

Conditioned hair.

Good looking hair is what many desire so much to wear on, and a good hair conditioner has a major role to play in achieving that.

Getting a quality and right conditioner for your hair and applying it the right way (which will be achieved by knowing how to apply hair conditioner)  is among the acts that contribute to taking proper care of the hair.

Most times, many people are left with certain questions when they hear about hair conditioning.

Questions like;
✓ what's the benefits of conditioning hair?
✓ Are there different types of hair conditioners?
✓ How to apply hair conditioner? And
✓ When to apply hair conditioners?

 Find out below!

Before we jump into 'how to apply hair conditioner', let us first consider knowing what a hair conditioner is, then how to apply hair conditioner follows.

What is a Hair Conditioner?

Hair conditioner is a specially prepared product, usually applied after hair shampoo, in other to recover elasticity and strength to hair.

Still you can simply say that hair conditioners are hair care products that enables the hair to regain its lost qualities.

Just as the name implies; hair conditioners help to improve the condition of the hair when used.

How to Apply Hair Conditioner 

If your hair has already been shampooed, kindly start reading from number #2; to apply your hair conditioner.

1. Firstly, you must have shampooed the hair properly. Having learnt to shampoo hair properly as explained above (move up if you haven’t), you can now jump to step two (2).

Tip 5: Getting your hair shampooed ensures that external bodies like dirt is washed away to enable hair conditioners or other hair care products to perform better.

2. Use clean water to rinse the hair, to ensure it is properly clean.

3. With a clean towel, lightly dry/blot the hair. Don't squeeze the hair with your bear hands.

4. Now apply hair conditioner on the hair; not allowing it to touch the hair close to the scalp.

 Tip 6: The hair that are very close to the scalp are still healthy with its good qualities intact

Therefore, applying hair conditioners on them will cause damage to the hair instead.

Give a little gap away from the hair roots, but make sure you apply them evenly down to the the hair tips (ends).

Tip 7: hair tips/ends are the most older hairs, that has close to zero quality, thereby benefiting more from the hair conditioners. 

 Tip 8: knowing how to apply hair conditioner also involves knowing the quantity to apply.

If the above comes as question, the answer is simple; you can apply as much hair conditioner as you wish, it will only cost you more. After application, spread the conditioner on the hair evenly by combing or using your fingers.

5. Depending on the hair conditioner you are using,  you should allow the already applied hair conditioner to stay about 1-20 minutes on the hair. See manufacturer's instructions. 

6. Using warm water, rinse the hair and dry with clean towel.

Tip 9: this time air-drying will be required to ensure that the hair is properly dried, leaving no moisture behind. 

Or you can use the usual artificial hair-dryer to save time. (not recommended for best healthy hair result).

7. Comb the hair properly. Congratulation you hair have been successfully conditioned.

Benefits of Hair Conditioners
Hair conditioners has great benefits to the hair as stated above, it performs two major roles on the hair, which are: restoring elasticity and strength to the hair.

Restoring elasticity and strength

1. Elasticity is the ability of a particular thing (hair) to retain its original size, shape, after compression or extension. While,

2. Strength is the ability of the hair to remain strong.

Hair conditioners helps the older hair at the ends to regain its loss qualities and look good.

Types Of Hair Conditioners

Based on duration: Generally there are two major clarifications of hair conditioners depending on the time duration they are allowed to stay on the hair. 

These are: the protein conditioners and the instant conditioners.

1.Protein  conditioners expected to be on the hair for about twenty (20) minutes before rinsing the hair with warm water. While,

2.Instant conditioners should be allowed to stay not more than a (1) minute before it is rinsed away.

Tip 10: Though cold water are best for hair, but sometimes or most times, warm water removes external bodies (dirt or any applied hair care product) from the hair better. 

Based on properties: 
Below are four types of hair conditioners based on their  properties and qualities.

1. Hold conditioner: this works just as 'diluted hair gel' functions. Hold conditioner; as the name implies has qualities that enables it to hold the hair in a required/desired shape.

2. Leave-in conditioners: similarly as hair oil, leave-in conditioners are thin, used on the hair to keep it smooth and prevent tangling of hair.

This type is recommended for people with natural kinky or curly hair.

3. Pack conditioners: These have the quality of 'glueing' the hair surface scale together. They are thick, heavy and last longer.

4. Ordinary conditioners: are common hair conditioners, they possess some of the qualities of leave-in and pack hair conditioners.

This type of hair conditioner is normally/mostly used immediately after the use of hair shampoo.

It is very much advisable to follow instructions from manufacturers (usually located at the outer part of the hair conditioner's container) before usage.

Tip 11: A good and quality hair conditioner must come with manufacturer's instructions for users, to guide them before/during usage.

External resources to learn more on hair Shampoo and Conditioner 

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