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Why you should never skip conditioner


If you’re in a rush, it can be tempting to simply shampoo your hair in the shower and opt for a speedy blow-dry.

However, any hair professional will advise always using conditioner, as it not only protects the hair shafts from damage, but also makes the strands softer and easier to manage.

“Never skip conditioner, especially if you have coloured hair as it can help to avoid removing the beautiful, new colour you just had. Conditioner helps protect your colour investment and hydrates and repairs hair at the same time,” shared Bruno Marc, brand ambassador for JOICO. “Always apply conditioner to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair and if hair is extremely damaged, apply lightly through the hair to avoid product overload. Look for a conditioner with keratin to really lock in moisture.”

Marc went on to recommend checking out JOICO’s K-Pak Colour Therapy Conditioner, which is rich in fatty acids to help protect against colour fade, but only needs to be left in damp, shampooed hair for two minutes before rinsing out.

Read on for a round-up of other great options to check out right now.

Herbal Essences’ Bio:Renew with Coconut Milk

Created in partnership with the team at The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the latest additions to Herbal Essences’ Bio:Renew range have been infused with pure plant essences and fragrances. The Coconut Milk version harnesses the power of real coconut and pure aloe essences, and is ideal for use on dry or damaged hair and has just the right amount of fragrance. The Herbal Essences’ Bio:Renew with Strawberry and Mint is a real winner too!

INNERSENSE’s Hydrating Cream Conditioner

Formulated with aloe vera, shea butter, flaxseed, tamanu, and coconut oil, this conditioner is truly a treat for the hair. This emollient-rich, luxurious conditioner is perfect for use on thick, coarse, or curly hair types, and delivers smooth cuticles and plenty of shine. And it is available in both regular and travel-size bottles, so you never have to leave home without it.

R+CO’s ON A CLOUD Baobab Oil Repair Masque

Made with Baobab oil, vitamin C and E, plant protein, and mango butter, this protein-rich formula works to renew damaged hair fibres and repair strands in mere minutes. The delicate Rosy Eyed fragrance is a nice touch too.

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