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Types of Conditioners
Conditioner products relax tangles,
remove static electricity, add body and volume, and
There are 6 types:
1. Crème rinse: a combo of
waxes, thickeners, and a chemical group called “quats.” It’s
to be absorbed into the shaft, with any residue rinsed out. Can make hair feel
sticky if not completely rinsed out. Very little is needed; using a lot
of crème rinse won’t
hasten the absorption rate. Gillette’s Tame,
Breck’s Cream Rinse, and Sasson’s
2. Instant conditioners act very much like crème rinses but have
waxes, oils, emulsifiers, hydrolyzed proteins,
balsams with or without polymers. These
conditioners coat the shaft –
they are not absorbed. People with oily hair should use
sparingly because their natural oils will be sufficient protection on the shaft.
The grocery shelves groan with instant conditioners.
conditioners are products that are meant to be left on the hair for 30 mins,
rinsed out. They have thick emulsifiers, waxes, and oils and are
effective for dry and
damaged hair but have no benefit for normal or
oily hair. They’re best when used a few
days prior to a new coloring.
Although a deep conditioner will repair the shaft, it’s not
and must be repeated. Jhirmack’s Nutri-Pak, Clairol Condition Beauty Pack
Treatment, Sasson’s Protein Pak.
4. Body builders are thin solutions
of water and some kind of polymer, best suited for thin,
They will make dry hair drier and oily hair oilier, and can make normal hair
and sticky. Styling gels and mousse are in these
5. Hair repair are products meant to remain in the hair.
They’re applied after the shampoo
and usually require several
applications to fully repair the hair. L’Oreal’s The Hair Fixer,
Lauder’s 7-day Hair Repair.
6. Herbal rinses must be used alone. All
herbs effectiveness are totally lost when mixed in
a shampoo. For oily
hair, chamomile, clover blossom, cornflower, and orange pekoe tea
make hair bright and shiny. Fennel and nettle are good antidandruff herbs. Use
1. Add one tablespoon of the herb in 8 oz. of boiling
water for 30 mins.
2. Strain and cool.
3. Pour the water on the hair and
massage it into the scalp.
4. Let it sit for 15 – 20 mins.
6. Dry gently.
7. Comb with a wide-toothed comb..
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