Our hair cleansing routine comes as naturally to us as brushing our teeth each morning.
A thorough, cleansing shampoo to lift dirt and impurities followed by a rich, nourishing conditioner to hydrate and protect is pretty much standard practice for all of us each time we wash our hair.
As we’re so dedicated to our routines, the emergence of cleansing conditioners into the beauty world baffled many of us.
What is cleansing conditioner?
Cleansing conditioners are very unique formulas which work to cleanse your hair whilst conditioning and nourishing the hair with moisture. Unlike traditional 2-in-1 formulas, cleansing conditioners are enriched with mild cleansing agents rather than stripping, overly-harsh chemicals.
Perfect for hair types which benefit from natural oils in the hair, cleansing conditioners allow you to wash your hair without removing these essential oils which help to control frizz and tame unruly hair.
Curly, unruly, super thick hair and dry, brittle hair types will benefit equally from the gentle, nourishing cleanse of a cleansing conditioner.
How to use cleansing conditioner
One important thing to consider with cleansing conditioners is that many are not designed to fully replace your usual shampoo and conditioner routine. Cleansing conditioners are wonderful to use as a supplement, perhaps once a week, to give your hair a break from regular shampooing when it may need it most.
As over-washing can damage our hair and cause our scalps to produce excess oil, it is kind to both our hair and scalp to take a break and use a cleansing conditioner. Unlike traditional shampoo, cleansing conditioners will not fully get rid of product buildup, dirt and impurities which is why they make the perfect supplement to your usual routine.
Before applying your cleansing conditioner, make sure your hair is soaking wet. This pre-rinse will help to lift away any dirt and impurities which may be lying on the surface of your hair. Keep the water temperature cool to help to lock in moisture and work the product into your scalp and through the lengths of your hair and leave for a minute before washing out.
What is the best cleansing conditioner for my hair type?
Finding the perfect cleansing conditioner for your hair type is essential if you want to beautifully soft, cleansed locks. Using the wrong formula for your hair type could leave your locks weighed down with a greasy feel.