There is not many women that would not benefit by using a conditioner. Most women have a specific hair problem that needs to be taken care of right away. A lucky few have healthy hair because they do not wash it everyday or use damaging styling methods or other chemical processes. The natural oils have not been stripped away and a conditioner is not needed. But unfortunately, this is not the norm and another conditioning step must be taken for everyone else.
A healthy conditioner can make hair more manageable and easy to comb. They can add needed nourishment to the hair and even replace the lost natural oils with essential oils. This makes hair shiny and bouncy instead of dull and flat. Conditioners also can help with fly away, frizzy hair and can control static electricity. They are made with light formulas that do not weigh the hair down. Instead they leave a slight coating on the hair to protect it and make it stronger.
Conditioners come in different types. Some are very thick and heavy and are used to add extra moisture to hair that is extremely dry. These conditioners work the best but they are not intended for people who do not have heavily damaged hair. Most conditioners work moderately to help hair problems. They are not too thick and do not have the special moisturizing properties. People who have normal hair should use these products. A light conditioner has little or no oil content and are used mainly by women who need something to untangle their hair after washing. They are supposed to rinse completely out of the hair, leaving no protective coating.
Some conditioners are made to do specific things depending on your hair type. If your hair is straight, then you will need a light conditioner that adds volume. If your hair is curly you will need a conditioner that not only adds moisture but can define and enhance natural curls. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, a conditioner should be used that contains a UV filter. This type of conditioner protects your hair from sun damage and also adds protection for things like pollution or smog. If you color you hair you might want to try a conditioner that is formulated not to strip out your color.
They are many different types of conditioners out now. You can begin to search for one that is right for you. Here are a few inexpensive conditioners that work will on all hair types.
Pantene conditioners are very popular and highly rated. The are reasonably priced and come in different formulas to address certain problems with the hair. Frizz control, color protector and texture protectors are just a few of the conditioners available. Pantene conditioners also smell fantastic but most importantly, they actually work.
Sunsilk hair care products are also very popular. Their conditioners are geared to help all types of hair. Whether your hair is straight or curly, damaged or in need of nourishing, Sunsilk has a product for you. Sunsilk conditioners are also moderately priced and they too smell wonderful.
If you are interested in other conditioning options for your hair, then you will have to try a few out. The conditioners I have listed are a great place to start.