Healthy hair is something that everyone wants. Dry, frizzy hair is not only frustrating to manage, but it reflects poorly on your overall image. One very important tool in the quest for healthy hair that often gets little consideration is conditioner. Here we will take a look at how it works and why it’s important in maintaining the health of your hair.
Understanding your hair’s structure is key to learning why conditioner is so important. Your strands have two different layers, the outer layer called the cuticle, and an inner layer called the cortex. The cuticle consists of cells that overlap like scales, and in healthy hair, they are held tightly together forming a smooth barrier that locks in moisture and protects the delicate cortex. When hair becomes damaged the bonds that hold the cuticle together loosen leaving gaps that expose the cortex to the elements. Your hair’s surface becomes rough causing frizz and tangles and the cortex dries out leaving your hair brittle and weak.
This is where a conditioner like Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner becomes vitally important to the health of your hair. Routine conditioning infuses each strand with nutrients, replenishes lost moisture, and smoothes and seals the cuticle to close the gaps and keep everything inside to nourish the cortex. The results are smoother and shinier strands that are stronger and easier to manage with less breakage, frizz, and tangles.
Weekly deep conditioning treatments go one step further in maintaining your hair’s health. Products like Charles Ifergan Reparative Hair Mask permeate deep into the hair shaft to deliver nutrients and moisture where it’s needed most. Used regularly a deep conditioner will prevent damage by improving elasticity, restoring shine and luster, and giving you an overall healthier head of hair.
If your hair is damaged, dry, and frizzy it’s time to come see the amazing stylists at Charles Ifergan. Our haircare experts will recommend the right conditioners for you to use at home to keep your strands healthy and give your strands the TLC that they need to begin the journey to beautifully healthy hair with a professional deep conditioning treatment. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play or schedule your trim and deep conditioning treatment online today. We look forward to serving you at one of our three convenient locations in downtown Chicago on Oak Street, Deerfield, or Oakbrook.