How do I Choose the Best Dry Hair Conditioner?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Mayonnaise can be used as a hair conditioner.
Mayonnaise can be used as a hair conditioner.

When choosing the best dry hair conditioner, it is important to choose a kind of conditioner that restores moisture in the hair and also protects the hair from elements that cause dryness. Some people also prefer dry hair conditioners that prepares their hair for certain kinds of styles such as straight styles and curly styles. There are also dry hair conditioner brands that add volume to the hair. When choosing a dry hair conditioner, one should also consider whether the product should protect hair color. Also, consider whether the conditioner should be the kind that is left in the hair or if it is the standard kind that is rinsed out of the hair.

Excessive use of hair dryers can damage hair.
Excessive use of hair dryers can damage hair.

In addition to moisturizing the hair, a good dry hair conditioner should protect the hair from the many elements that can cause the hair to become dry, especially the most common drying element, which is heat. Hair can become dry and damaged through heated styling implements such as hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons. Chemical processes that change the color or texture of the hair can also cause the hair to become very dry. As such, there are dry hair conditioners that are specifically formulated to restore moisture in hair that has been treated with chemical processes. Some of these products also help to extend the life of treatments such as hair color by including ingredients in the formulas that protect the hair from the fading effects of the sun.

The best dry hair conditioner should restore moisture as well as protect against dryness.
The best dry hair conditioner should restore moisture as well as protect against dryness.

It is common for a dry hair conditioner to be formulated for either a specific type of hair or a specific type of hair style. Those who have straight hair or prefer to wear their hair in straight styles can choose a dry hair conditioner that is formulated specifically for straight hair. The same is true for people who have curly hair or prefer to keep their hair in curly styles.

Choosing between a conditioner that rinses out and a conditioner that is left in the hair is really a personal preference. Those who are trying to protect their hair color from fading may choose a leave-in conditioner so that the ingredients that help to protect the hair from the sun can have maximum effect. Those who use a number of other types of hair products after washing their hair may prefer the kind of dry hair conditioner that rinses out.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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      Mayonnaise can be used as a hair conditioner.
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      Excessive use of hair dryers can damage hair.
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      The best dry hair conditioner should restore moisture as well as protect against dryness.