Saturday, 15 June 2013

Hair conditioners explained: Which conditioner is best for my hair?

Now that you are aware regarding the shampoos and their components. I will give an overview of the components of a Hair conditioners. This would help you pick the best conditioners suited for your hair. 
Let us first understand, how Hair conditioners work? 
Our Hair is composed of Keratin which is made up of negatively charged amino acids. Hair conditioners have this positively charged molecules which don't get rinsed completely with the hair wash. On drying the hair are left with a very thin coating which prevents frizzing of the hair and also makes it easier to comb.

Okay, so which conditioning agents  are best suited for my hair?
Conditioners are recommended for dry , damaged or treated hair.
The various components that you must watch out while buying a conditioner are:
  1.   Moisturizers for hair like – Glycerine , Dimethicone , Simethicone, Polyvinylpyrrolidone , Propylene glycol
  2.   Stearalkonim chloride and benzalkonium chloride – Both are antimicrobial, prevent frizzing of the hair too!
  3.   Hydrolyzed animal protein- penetrates the hair and strengthen its structure through polymer cross linking. It is the most effective agent for treating split ends.
  4.   Essential fatty acids – are also natural moisturizing elements.
  5.   Sequestrants – EDTA help in rinsing off with hard water
Hope you choose your shampoo and conditioner wisely from now on...take good care of your skin and hair...stay skin healthy and skin wiser!!

Dr Divya Sharma is a practicing dermatologist at Bangalore. The data shared in this blog is her personal opinion based on her knowledge and experience. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following blog opinion


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  2. Many Thanks Adam for your kind words, these compliments keep me motivated.

  3. thank you for the tips, imma try that and I also use pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair conditioner which is really good for hair too, leaves mine shiny, soft and healthy.

  4. Hi Karo
    Thanks for your encouraging words. You are right in saying that we should be careful before applying any skin or hair product.
    Best Wishes


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