What Does Conditioner Do For Your Hair?

Since we were old enough to wash our own hair, we’ve been told to use a conditioner after shampooing. In recent years, some hair care experts even suggest conditioning before you shampoo. Whatever order you use your hair products in, one thing is certain: you never want to forget the conditioner. So, what does conditioner do and why do we need to use it? In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing what conditioner does and why you should not skip this important step. Keep reading to learn more!

Shampoo Cleans, Conditioner Smooths

The role of shampoo is to clean the hair of build-up, dirt, and oils that accumulate on the scalp and on the strands between washes. However, shampoo cannot differentiate between good oils and bad oils, and because our scalp has both, shampoo can leave hair feeling stripped and dry.

Conditioner fixes this problem. Each individual strand of hair is covered in little tiny scales called the cuticle that naturally lift up when the hair is damaged or when healthy oils are stripped from the hair. This causes the hair to be frizzy and tangle as the scales catch on to one another. A good conditioner will smooth these scales back down and replenish moisture to make the hair soft and shiny.

Because of the different roles that shampoo and conditioner play, they should be used in tandem whenever you wash your hair. And unless your hair is very fine and consistently feels weighed down right after cleaning, conditioner should be used after shampoo so it can close the cuticle. Many people, especially those with short hair, do not feel the need to condition their hair because it is too short to get tangled. But conditioner is so much more than a detangler and can increase the overall appearance and health of your hair.

Choosing The Right Conditioner

If you are trying to increase the health of your hair, we would suggest a hair growth conditioner that is packed with nourishing vitamins and minerals — like ours! Our hair growth products do not contain alcohol, parabens, or hormones and are never tested on animals, making them the perfect option for shiny, healthy, and happy hair.


Shop the Nourish Beaute collection of hair growth products today, and be sure to pick up your Vitamins hair growth shampoo and conditioner set so you have everything you need for strong, vibrant hair.