Purpose of Leave-in Conditioner
To formulate a leave-in hair conditioner, you need to know the purpose and how it is used on the hair. The conditioner is applied after you shampoo and condition. Generally, you apply to towel-dried hair before detangling and styling. This will provide extra moisture and an easy comb through.
The conditioner should always be light in consistency, almost like a hair milk. It can be used by all hair types. The added moisture is excellent for maintaining curls. It does not build-up on the hair. It should leave the hair feeling soft, curls managed, shiny and sheeny.
Directions for Use
- Wash and towel dry your hair
- Section your damp hair so you can apply evenly
- Apply leave-in conditioner to the ends and work your way up to the roots and scalp
- The conditioner should be equally spread through your hair
- Use a wide mouth comb to gently comb through the hair
Tips: Concentrate on applying the conditioner to areas that are drier, such as the ends. Massage these areas longer and apply more product.
- Moisturizes dry hair
- Defines curls
- Environmental Protection: chlorine from pools, sun, pollution, cold weather, and dry climates
- Makes hair more manageable for styling
- Protects from heat styling
- Adds shine and vibrance to colored hair
- Helps with frizz by softening the hair
Formulate Leave-in Hair Conditioner
In my Professional Natural Hair Care Course, there are several leave-in hair formulations. These formulations can be used on many types of hair including: curly, kinky, coily, thick and thin.
You can customize these formulations even further. Personalize it to you or a specific hair type. You can add different flower extracts, herbal extracts, create your own scent or change the conditioner with the seasonal ingredients.
My Brazilian Botanical Leave-in Conditioner formulation can also be made into a hair milk. This formulation contains hair nourishing ingredients and plant-based silicone. Learn more here.