These days hair conditioner is an integral part of hair management process.
So how does hair conditioner work?
How important is it to keep your hair healthy?
What’s in this gunk that makes your hair so sleek and shiny?
So understand all this, you’ll first have to understand what conditioner is made of:
What is conditioner:
- Conditioner is made up of several components, but let’s just keep it simple and say it contains positively charged ingredients. These bind to the hair, which is negatively charged.
- Shampoo, unlike conditioner, is negatively charged as well, thus effective at stripping your hair of dirt and natural oils.
- The conditioner forms a kind of envelope around the hair, protecting it. At the same time, a small amount of acid in the conditioner makes the cuticle layers fall tightly against each other. This occurs because acid has a lot of hydrogen ions, which help strengthen the hydrogen bonds.
- When you rinse out the conditioner in your hair, a tiny bit of it stays behind to coat your head. This adds weight, makes your hair a little easier to comb, and prevents static electricity from building up.
- Conditioner also has other ingredients such as perfumes, oils, and silicones that give each brand its individuality; however the basic process is still the same.
- Also, there are several conditioners available in the market – dry hair conditioner, colored hair conditioner, conditioner for damaged hair, curly hair conditioner etc.
Part two of the explanation video on how hair conditioner works. Enjoy! By Julia Miller