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Smooth as Silk: The Importance of Hair Conditioner

April 28, 2017

Hair conditioning is a step that many people skip – they think that conditioning their hair will weigh it down or make it appear flat. However, this is not the case, and in fact, the benefits of conditioning your hair are too important to ignore.

A quick science lesson will demonstrate how conditioning protects your hair. Your hair has layers: the outer layer, called the cuticle and made up of flattened cells, and the inner layer, the cortex, which is made of long strands of protein bound together. The cuticle has an important role: to protect the cortex from damage.

This is important to know because if the cortex is damaged, it cannot repair itself. The result is split ends and frayed, frizzy hair. Conditioner adds a protective coating to help the cuticle do its job and – in places where the cuticle is already damaged – can become a replacement for the cuticle.

This results in hair that is smoother, shinier, well hydrated, and detangled. Your hair is protected from exposure to harsh elements that can dry it out or damage it. Hair is easier to manage and style, and natural oils that may have been stripped away through washing have been restored. Moisture is sealed in and static is reduced.

With all these benefits, it’s clear to see why conditioning your hair is a step that you should not skip, and the best strategy is to consult your stylist about the best products for your hair type and individual needs.

In some cases, more intense conditioning may be needed, such as a Powerdose conditioning treatment to manage dry, frizzy hair. A Powerdose treatment works to fill in protein gaps in the cortex and closes up the cuticle to smooth out the hair. The result is silky soft, management hair that lasts between treatments for up to eight weeks.

If you have been struggling with dry or unmanageable hair, make an appointment today at Anna’s Salon Elite. Our team of highly trained, professional stylists will recommend conditioning products or treatments that will keep your hair silky smooth, soft, and manageable. Find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa, or give us a call on 724.375.8511 to schedule an appointment.

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