Overheard recently, “I don’t need conditioner…I’ve got short hair” or, “I’m a guy…guys don’t use conditioner”. These comments are heard day in and day out in barber shops and salons all across the country. Oh how wrong you are! Conditioner is important to anyone with hair and a scalp! Which is most of us! Here are a couple of things to think about the next time offers to sell you a quality conditioner.

Conditioner Can Help You Keep Your Hair!

Dry hair is damaged hair. Damaged hair tends to fall out or break off! Using a conditioner with a “thickening” element will not only keep your hair moisturized, but will also heal damaged hair according to an article from Megan Collins, “If you color your hair (no judgment!), swim in chlorine regularly, or sweat it out at the gym on a daily basis, the salt from your sweat will dry out your hair over time, so a thickening product might be your ideal pick.” If you’re the active type, you really need to consider a quality conditioner!

Conditioner Can Help Moisturize Your Scalp Too!

This one gets a little tricky…you don’t want to use too much, too often, but conditioner will help prevent some of that dry skin that makes your scalp itch. Generally, it’s recommended to use conditioner away from your roots, but as long as you’re not doing it every day, a little conditioner will help maintain a healthy scalp. “The scalp needs hydration regularly to be healthy and maintain an optimal environment for your hair follicles,” says Clear Scalp & Hair Dermatologist Dr. Francesca Fusco.

So, don’t be one of “them”…be smart about your hair and your scalp. Use a conditioner that keeps your hair and scalp healthy and happy! Talk to your hair professional about products that may be right for your situation.