All About Leave-in Conditioner
What Is Leave-In Conditioner?
A leave-in conditioner is a specially formulated hair treatment that you put on after you wash and condition your hair and before you style it. Unlike a regular conditioner that you wash out in the shower, these products are designed to stay in your hair and help to add shine, boost moisture and detangle locks in preparation for styling.
Leave-in conditioners can also act as a heat protect product before a blow-dry, sealing in hydration and protecting your strands from heat damage, dryness, and breaking. They can be applied to any hair type, from fine hair, colour treated hair, and damaged hair to normal hair, curly hair, and thick hair.
The power of them lies in their ingredients list which is typically packed full of amino acids, nourishing oils, and luxurious butters, such as Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter. These beauties work together to strengthen your locks and give them that silky, lustrous shine you get when you just leave the salon.
Hairhouse stock the best leave-in conditioners for any type of hair, including leave-in conditioner spray for a quick, easy fix or lightweight creams to moisturise and protect.
Our Schwarzkopf leave-in conditioner is formulated with hyaluronic acid for intense hydration, making it an ideal leave-in conditioner for dry hair. There’s also Wella leave-in conditioner with creatine and volume components to thicken fine hair, Sexy Hair conditioner with soy wheat for strengthening, and Vivant for a light foam option that won’t weigh down the hair and works to detangle locks and smooth frizz.
Find all these and more at your local Hairhouse or shop them online and get free delivery Australia-wide when you spend over $50!
How Do You Use Leave-In Conditioner?
The next time you want some extra hydration and glow, consider adding one of our amazing conditioning treatments to your daily hair care routine. They’re made to be applied after shampooing and can either replace your regular conditioner or be included as an additional step after you wash, rinse and towel-dry your hair.
If you have very dry and damaged hair, it’s a good idea to use a regular conditioner and follow up with a leave-in product to provide brittle locks with the intense moisture and protection they crave.
To apply, follow these easy steps:
1. Wash hair with shampoo and rinse thoroughly
2. Use a regular conditioner (if using both) and ensure it’s completely washed out afterward
3. Dry hair with a towel
4. Depending on your product, either spray the treatment onto damp hair in sections or apply a small amount to your palm and massage through the hair evenly
5. Run a wide-toothed comb or hairbrush through hair from root to tip, detangling any knots and making sure the product has coated every strand
6. Blow-dry as usual or style with a hair straightener or curling wand
What Does Leave-In Conditioner Do?
While an optional step in your hair care routine, leave-in conditioners are a holy-grail product for many who want to boost shine and get glossy, healthy manes that are easy to manage and maintain.
Thanks to their complex formulas using many natural botanicals, oils and butters, they’re intensely hydrating for dry locks and are full of amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to replenish and restore hair health. However, they’re also great for normal hair as they’re lightweight and won’t leave you looking slick and oily!
If you love to style your hair with hot tools, they can also double as an effective heat protectant spray, essentially working as a hair mask during heat styling to coat hair shafts and protect them from heat damage. A leave-in conditioner can also work in conjunction with scalp treatments and hair oils and serums, for the ultimate healthy hair care routine.
Is Leave-In Conditioner Good For Your Hair?
No matter what condition your hair is in, a leave-in treatment can work with your shampoo and conditioner to detangle, strengthen and amplify shine. Check out these major benefits:
1. Deeply moisturises locks and keeps them hydrated and healthy
2. Controls frizz to smooth frustrating flyaways and static
3. Makes styling easier by removing knots so that hot tools can glide through smoothly
4. Can tone blonde hair and prevent brassiness, such as our Schwarzkopf Tone Enhancing Spray for Cool Blondes
5. Protects hair from heat and environmental damage
6. Adds vibrancy to coloured hair
How To Use Leave-In Conditioner For Curly Hair?
Leave-in conditioners can work wonders for any type of hair texture, including curls. Curly hair can dry out faster than straight hair and needs extra help to keep it hydrated, manageable, and frizz-free.
The best leave-in conditioner for curly hair has got to be Schwarzkopf Mad About Curls. This is a must-have product for curly girls and uses the Aquarine Complex to moisturise, remove frizz, detangle and define curls, from thick to fine textures.
It can be used as a regular rinse-out conditioner or added afterward and left in. To use in the shower, simply apply a small amount and leave for 2 minutes before washing out. To use as a leave-in treatment, towel-dry clean hair and work it through your curls, section by section. Rinse out lightly, leaving in a small amount for beautifully hydrated, glossy curls. Follow up with a good texturiser for extra definition and holding power for styling.
Hairhouse has got the best range of leave-in conditioners for men and women in Australia. Shop online or pop into your nearest Hairhouse store and let our friendly team help you pick the best products for your hair care needs!