How To Use Conditioner Correctly

How To Use Conditioner Correctly

Jul 20, 2021

Read our guide on how to use this softening hair product which is available in a regular version to be rinsed out and a leave-in version, which – as the name implies – is to stay in the hair. Both types of conditioner soften your hair making it easier for you to brush your long tresses afterwards.

Regular conditioner

Most conditioners are regular conditioners that you apply after washing your hair and then rinse out again.

1. Always apply the conditioner to your ends first and then work your way upwards. Unless otherwise stated on the product, we recommend that you only use conditioner in the ends and mid lengths of your hair.

2. Always leave your conditioner in for a few minutes before rinsing your hair. This allows your hair time to absorb the product, softening your tresses – otherwise it’s just a waste of time and delicious conditioner!

Thoroughly rinse your hair after having allowed the conditioner to work its magic. Leaving conditioner residue in your hair can cause oils to build up faster – and you don’t want that!

Leave-in Conditioner

There are generally three types of leave-in conditioners. They’re all excellent for moisturising and softening your hair. Which one to choose, depends on your hair type:

Leave-in conditioning sprays are the most common form of leave-in conditioner. Apply to towel-dried hair and comb your hair. The spray conditioner is suitable for all hair types – including fine hair. Read about our IdHAIR Elements Xclusive 911 Rescue Spray here.

The cream conditioner is a new form of leave-in conditioner. The advantage of this type of conditioner is that you can use it when styling your hair. You can, for example, mix it with a bit of hair gel or another of your styling products.

A cream leave-in conditioner is typically more nourishing than for example a spray, but it can also weigh down fine hair. Read about our IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Leave-In Moisturizing Cream, which can be used in both damp and dry hair. If you use the leave-in conditioner in dry hair, the cream has an awesome anti-static effect on your strands.



A third type of leave-in conditioner is a mousse, which, like a regular mousse, is applied to damp hair. The good thing about the mousse is that it’s incredibly lightweight and thus does not weigh down fine hair. Try our Colour Treatment Mousse conditioner from IdHAIR Elements Xclusive.

Choose the right conditioner

The right conditioner for your friend may not be right for you at all. It can be hard work to find the one that is exactly right for your hair. Therefore, we recommend that you ask your stylist which conditioner is right for your tresses.

However, the general rule is that you should use a light conditioner for fine or thin hair. If you, for example, use a thick and rich product such as IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Repair Conditioner on very fine hair, the result may be flat hair as the product is simply too heavy for fine hair. If you have fine hair, you might want to choose a lighter leave-in conditioning spray instead.



It is extra important to nourish and moisturise your hair with a conditioner during the summer months as the sun tends to dry out your strands. If your hair tends to get dry, you might even consider using a hair treatment during the summer months.

Have a nice hair day!