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The Cosmo Girl's Guide To Conditioning Properly

Step 1: Start with a clean slate!
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The secret to gorgeous and healthy-looking hair is cleaning and nourishing it right. Conditioning should definitely be part of that routine. You may already be doing it all your life and think you know what you're doing. However, there will be days when you'll wonder why your hair still feels dry, tangly, and dull even with all the conditioning you did.

There's a better way to condition your hair—the proper way. Try these steps, and see the difference they can make:

Step 1: Start with a clean slate.

Make sure you wash your hair and scalp thoroughly before conditioning to avoid product buildup, which eventually leads to dandruff. Try Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky Shampoo that cleans your scalp and strands, moisturizes your hair, and improves scalp health by keeping dandruff away. Your conditioner can also easily work its wonders when your hair is cleaned properly.

Step 2: After shampooing, squeeze away the excess water in your hair.

This step is often skipped by women, and the excess water makes it more difficult to apply conditioner. But this is essential, so each strand can absorb the moisturizers well.

Step 3: Determine how much you really need.

They say a coin-sized amount of conditioner is enough, but if you have thick hair, you know this won't cover all your tresses. If you have fine strands, you'll need less, and if you have voluminous tresses or curly waves, you'll need more.

Step 4: Start applying on the ends of your hair.

Instead of piling the stuff on the top of your head, work it in from the ends toward your crown. Don't put too much on the roots, since your scalp is naturally conditioned with its inherent oils anyway.

Optional: Before rinsing, use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the conditioner evenly on your strands.

Step 5: Rinse your hair thoroughly.

When you don't completely rinse it off, conditioner can weigh your hair down, and if your hair gets naturally oily, it could feel even greasier. Make sure you wash the conditioner off until your scalp feels clean from it and your hair doesn't feel too slippery.

BONUS TIP: Use a conditioner daily, so you can really moisturize your hair. If your hair is prone to dryness, use moisturizing products like Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky Conditioner. It gives you all-day protection against frizz and leaves your hair soft and shiny. 

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