Conditioners for damaged hair
Conditioner is a means after which the hair gains shine, silkiness, becomes obedient when styling. From time immemorial, women used exclusively oils for this purpose: rose, ylang-ylang, cloves or chamomiles.
It would have continued if perfumer Eduard Pino had not invented air conditioning for discerning gentlemen - diamond. As progress, a magical softener and gloss for smart beards was presented in 1900 at the Paris World Exhibition. But the fashion for male vegetation on the cheeks quickly passed and the invention was processed for women's needs.
Today it is impossible to imagine washing your hair without an air conditioner and there is a good reason for this. Any even a very good shampoo washes away with the dirt a protective grease film, which must be restored to avoid brittle hair, which is already overdried by a hairdryer, weakened by a perm or other chemical procedures. Miraculous additives in the detergent are weak, because to wash and nourish qualitatively are two different procedures, and what is good for curls is not always beneficial for the skin.
The conditioner specializes in hair maintenance, but does not forget about the skin.
It does not contain a large number of active nutrients, like balm, but it contains silicones, fatty acids, quaternary ammonium compounds. All that is necessary for beauty without weighting strands.
It is irreplaceable with frequent washing, when the skin sebum does not have time to recover. The substance covers with the film the outer part of the cuticle and each hair, reliably pressing the scales to the stem. A perfectly smooth surface forms, from which radiance emanates, as from the edges of a gem. The curls do not stick together and there is no excessive fat content. Special components prevent negative environmental influences.
Useful for hair "tired" from the sun or damaged hair. And in removing the static voltage that they accumulate in the winter under a hat, the air conditioner has no equal. Maximum hydration easily solves this problem and no matter what comb to use, even the longest locks will not get tangled.
Currently, air conditioners produce series for different types of hair. For fatty - with a minimum moisturizing effect ("Nettle and Lemon" from Oriflame), for curly and dry - with a maximum (MATRIX Total Results Moisture). Extra-moisturizing (KeraSys Damage Care Repairing, "Wheat and Coconut" from Oriflame) is provided for damaged and very dry professionals. For all types - Kerastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil Conditioner.
There are a lot of vegetable and synthetic additives that enrich conditioners, it all depends on the capabilities of the perfume factory and the price segment for which the products are created. All products use natural ingredients: juices, decoctions. For example, mango extract, which is an excellent natural moisturizer, or honey, which gives softness and smoothness to curls.
Types of humidifying conditioners:
- with nutritional effect (Dikson Revitalizing-nourishing conditioner, Shiki-Oriori)
- with restorative effect (KRACIE Naive, Gliss Kur)
- with thermal protection (BiElita Revior, Londa Professional, Label)
- with antistatic effect (KeraSys Oriental Premium, Estel Curex Versus Winter, KEUNE Ultimate Control)
- for reliable fixation: lightening or weighting hair (Kallos Cosmetics Hair Botox, Rejoice Softening, Style Aromatherapy)
Analyze the composition
Most conditioners include nutritional supplements: Vitamin B5 or its synthetic panthenol substitute. It is panthenol that creates a protective film on the hair, which saves from ultraviolet radiation and temperature changes. And under this film, as in a capsule, the nutritional components are preserved. It is no coincidence that the hair after the conditioner looks thicker and thicker, the composition increases their thickness up to 10%.
Panthenol or dexpanthenol normalizes the condition of the damaged epidermis, providing a moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect. In a conventional remedy, it is not more than 5%, in medicinal products - up to 75%.
Films, which are formed by many components of the conditioner, do not interfere with the respiration of the skin, but prevent the separation of dead cells. It is believed that this contributes to premature aging of the skin. Therefore, experts recommend using one line of shampoos and conditioners that are specially designed to work in pairs. But even in this case, sometimes hair and skin should take a vacation.
Dimethicone is added to conditioners with irritating constituents. It neutralizes aggressive detergents and components responsible for thermal protection, leaving a feeling of freshness and silkiness. Equally good effect on normal sensitive and dry skin. Used in all price categories.
Dimethicone practically does not dissolve in water and is held on strands up to four head-washing procedures. Then it is washed off with a regular shampoo with cocamidopropyl betaine (lauramidopropyl betaine). No chemistry, it's just a surfactant, which is obtained from coconut oil or beets. But to remove dimethicone from the surface of the skin, you will need a special fat-containing lotion.
Sulfate-free shampoo may not cope as a protective additive: the strands will not look quite clean, glossy. In this case, you must either choose a different shampoo or change the conditioner. When a detergent is changed, the effect of oily hair disappears after a second shampoo.
Synthetic silicone components, depending on the price bar, differ in the thickness of the structure. In more expensive ones, they are thinner and less weighty. However, dense, according to reviews, just require more economical use.
Cosmetic silicones are absolutely harmless, which is confirmed from time to time by scientific research. They cannot be absorbed by the skin, as their molecules are too large. But caution is necessary when applying such conditioners: they should not get on the scalp and the roots of the strands. Otherwise, blockage of the follicles with polymers will lead to a slowdown in hair growth and increased oily skin. Usually for such conditioners a special shampoo with a peeling effect is produced.
For frequent shampooing are provided:
- Air conditioners for daily use. They do not require special efforts for use, they do not need to be kept on the hair for a long time and special means for washing off are used. Most often, these are just moisturizers that are available in collections for different types of hair.
- Non-flush conditioners (indelible). They are something like a cream, which is applied in a small amount to strands along the entire length. For convenience, the bottles are equipped with a spray or dispenser. Available for different types of hair, ideal for short hair care.
Instructions for use
Any cosmetics requires a thorough study of the components and the test to avoid allergic reactions. Air conditioning is no exception. It is important to choose the right care products based on the type of skin and curls.
Do not use as a treatment, conditioner only improves appearance.
Apply only to clean hair, blockage of dirt in the pores and film can lead to hair disease and fragility.
- Do not overexpose the composition on the hair, the effect of oily hair will appear.
- · Do not apply conditioners to the scalp - hair may lose volume.
- Do not use shampoos to dry hair, the conditioner may not be able to cope with hydration.
- Thoroughly rinse off the rest of the product, use shampoos recommended by the manufacturer for this.