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How to Use Rinse-Out Hair Conditioner

We all buy shampoo and conditioner, and they seem pretty easy to use. Lather up the shampoo, rinse it out, apply conditioner, rinse it out...wait a minute. Did you do that right? Hair conditioner needs to be left on your hair for two full minutes to do any good, because it needs time to penetrate the hair's shaft and moisturize. If you just put it on and rinse it off, you aren't getting the full benefit, and furthermore, you could be wasting a lot of money!

On the other hand, waiting around for two minutes for the conditioner to do its work could waste a lot of water, too, if you leave the shower running. The solution to this problem? Multi-tasking. If you can do some other things while your hair is soaking up that conditioning goodness, it's a win all around. So lather up with shampoo, rinse, wring most of the water out of your hair, and apply conditioner (if you have oily or fine hair, you only need to apply from about the ears down--your scalp doesn't need it, and it will just weigh your hair down).

While the conditioner is working, you can wash your body, exfoliate, shave, and then, presto! At least two minutes are up, and no counting! At this point, you can rinse off from head to toe, secure in the knowledge that you didn't just rinse your money down the drain. And you will have a lovely head of hair to prove it!

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Kasman wrote on April 4, 2015, 6:04 AM

Oh for those days when I actually needed hair conditioner!

Last Edited: April 4, 2015, 6:04 AM

CoralLevang wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:20 AM

I rarely use much conditioner, as I have very fine and short hair. I would even say "follically-challenged," however Kasman and I might see that from a different perspective all-together! emoticon :winking:

Firecracker wrote on April 5, 2015, 1:22 AM

Those sound like some good tips. If I didn't already multitask with my conditioner I would use 'em! lol

scheng1 wrote on April 6, 2015, 9:34 AM

No need to keep the shower on all the time. It is a plain waste of water.