Find Out How Often Should you Use Leave In Conditioner

how often should i use leave in conditioner? can i use leave in conditioner everyday?

Can you use leave in conditioner everyday? While leave-in conditioner has amazing benefits for your hair, how often should you use it?

The good news is that you can use a leave in conditioner as often as everyday. However, there are some things to consider before applying leave in conditioner every day.

While it’s not bad to always use leave in conditioner, you can overdo it depending on factors like the type of leave in conditioner and the texture of your hair.

So, let’s take a closer look to make sure that you’re using your leave in conditioner as often as you need and not more.

How To Determine How Often To Use Leave In Conditioner

  • Assess your hair’s condition
  • Read the product’s instructions
  • Check the consistency of the leave-in conditioner
  • Decide on how much product you need

Assess Your Hair

Arguably the most important factor in deciding how often you should use your leave in is the state of your hair. Look at things like your hair’s texture and porosity.

fine, straight or wavy Hair

If your hair is fine, straight or wavy, and not damaged, you should probably use a leave-in less often as you simply won’t need very much moisture from the product. You probably won’t need it more than once or twice a week.

Fine, medium, coarse Curly or Coily Hair

On the other hand, if your hair is fine, medium, or coarse and is curly or coily, there’s a good chance that your curly hair will benefit from using a leave-in conditioner 3 or 4 times a week, to daily. Ideally, aim to use the most product on wash day before adding your other styling products and use less product on refresh days.

Additionally, if you wash your hair often, you can definitely benefit from using a leave in every time you cleanse your hair.

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Read the product’s instructions

When it comes to how often you should put leave in conditioner in your hair, check the product’s recommendations on the label.

On the label, the manufacturer will state the recommended usage. Most may say that it’s safe to use every day but it’s worth checking to verify.

Keep in mind that even though a product is safe and the recommendation on the label is everyday use, that doesn’t mean that you should use a leave in conditioner every day.


Check the consistency of the leave in Conditioner

Once you’ve assessed your hair’s needs, you can move on to getting the best leave in for your hair. This means getting the product with the best ingredients and consistency for your hair.

For ingredients and consistency of the product, this information can come from product reviews and from trial and error.

If your hair’s texture is fine and straight, wavy or curly, a lightweight leave-in conditioner will be best.

If you have medium to coarse textured hair, a leave in with a thicker consistency is more likely to work best for you.

You can also choose to use a thicker leave in conditioner on wash days and a light weight leave-in on refresh days (check out my refresh day routine).

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Decide on how much Product you need

Determining how much leave in conditioner you should use every time you apply your leave-in and overall before your next wash day is very important.

Leave in conditioner comes in many different forms, so you can use as much or as little as you need, depending on your hair type.

Using too much can cause product build up resulting in dull, lymph hair. You may also experience a dry, itchy, and flaky scalp.

The amount of product you use on wash day will almost always be more than you would use on any other day.

For fine or thin hair, you may only need a nickel-sized amount. For thick or curly hair, you may need up to a tablespoon.

A good way to check is to use the diameter of your hair in a ponytail as a guide for how much product to use. Also, take your hair’s length into consideration and apply more if you need. Experimenting will ultimately teach you how much product you need.

Another consideration when deciding how much product to use is whether you’re layering products. Depending on your hair’s texture, porosity and product, you may only need a leave in to style. In this case, you may opt to use more of the product.

For many curly girls however, a leave in conditioner is typically the first styling product of choice, followed by a curl cream and then gel or mousse. For a styling routine like this, less leave-in may be used.

On refresh days, if you’re using a leave-in conditioner, use a little at a time and build up until you’re satisfied with the end result. You can even spot refresh and apply the leave-in only in the areas of your hair that need it.

Conclusion

So, how often to use leave in conditioner? You can use it every day, but make sure to use the right amount for your hair type, porosity and overall condition of your hair. Using a product that is too heavy for your hair or too much can weigh down your hair and give you undesired results.

The best thing you can do is to follow the tips in this article and experiment until you find the right amount for your hair and how often you should use it.

One thing’s for sure though, leave in conditioners will help keep your hair healthy and looking great.

I hope this has been helpful. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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