Hair Care

Why you should condition your hair after shampooing and before brushing?

Hair is negatively charged and is insulated by the hair’s protective lipid layer, but many strong cleansing agents contains negatively charged surfactants which leave the hair even more negatively charged.

The negative charges on each hair fiber repel each other and this leads to friction between the hair fibers. Brushing, grooming, styling of these charged hairs can lead to dry hair and even breakage of hair.

How can you solve this problem?

You can solve this problem by using a conditioner. Conditioners can reduce friction and thus reduce hair breakage. Conditioners can neutralize the negative charges of the hair by adding positive charges. The negative charge of the hair is attracted to the positively charged conditioner molecules, which results in the conditioner getting deposited on the hair.

The conditioner as a result reduces the friction between the hair fibers and this leads to less breakage, easier combing and smooth hair.

What conditioning products should you use?

There are many conditioning products out there and it also depends on the type of brand you choose. Conditioning products often contain cationic surfactants (like Behentrimonium chloride, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, behenamidopropyl dimethylamine) to lubricate and as static control agent and fatty alcohols and silicones (like dimethicone) for optimum lubrication of the hair fiber.

Why should you use a conditioner?

Conditioners can reduce friction between the hair fibers and this leads to less breakage of hair.