Shampoo and conditioner are two different things.
Shampoos and conditioners vary primarily in that shampoos include washing agents (detergents and surfactants), whereas conditioners do not.
While conditioners do not contain cleaning agents, certain shampoos (mild shampoos) do contain conditioning ingredients that are comparable to those found in conditioners. Essential oils, silicones, and proteins are examples of them.
Shampoo acts as a cleanser. Surfactants and detergents are substances in it that assist remove oil, perspiration, grime, product buildup, and pollutants from your hair.
Conditioners, on the other hand, are made up of Essential oils, proteins, and botanical extracts that maintain hair silky, lustrous, and smooth. Once rinsed, they leave a thin coating on your hair to preserve it.
Before using conditioner, most individuals wash their hair, scrape it, and rinse it. Shampooing eliminates dirt and oil from hair, but it may make it rough, frizzy, and difficult to maintain. It is considered that using conditioner after shampooing would assist with this problem.
Is washing before conditioning, on the other hand, the only method to wash your hair?
Reverse shampooing, also known as pre-wash conditioning, is a revolutionary method of hair washing that involves applying conditioner before shampoo. There's also a new fad called co-washing, which eliminates the need for shampoo.
So, which strategy is the most effective? While the standard shampoo-first procedure is still important for most people, depending on your hair type and preferences, you may find it advantageous to try a different method now and then.
Shampoo and conditioner etiquette
Shampoo should be used first to clean the hair before applying conditioner. To get the best results, follow these steps:
- Using warm, not hot, water, completely wet your hair.
- In the palm of your hand, squirt a little amount of shampoo.
- Massage it into your scalp until it foams up.
- Massage the shampoo into your hair, paying special attention to the scalp.
- Completely rinse your hair and scalp.
- Using your palm, squirt a little bit of conditioner.
- Massage it into your hair's lengths, avoiding the scalp.
- Allow 3 minutes for the conditioner to work.
- Completely rinse your hair.
- After you get out of the shower, lightly wipe your hair with a towel to eliminate excess moisture.
It's entirely up to you how frequently you wash and condition your hair. People with oily hair should wash their hair more regularly than those with dry hair.
Regular shampooing with a gentle shampoo will not harm your hair. Milder cleaning compounds, as well as extra conditioning chemicals, are found in light shampoos.
You should still use a harsher clarifying shampoo once a week if your hair is greasy or filthy.