Is the regular use of a leave in protectant part of your personal haircare regime? Many women believe using a conditioner after they shampoo is enough for beautiful hair but they are missing a chance to really get the great looking hair they want.
What is Leave in Protectant?
A leave in protectant is not just another kind of conditioner. A leave in protectant is designed to do exactly what it’s name suggests, protect your hair from the ravages of the elements which can damage every hair type while also sealing in moisture and for those who color treat their hair help that color remain brighter and truer for a longer period of time.
A leave in protectant used right after hair has been washed acts an excellent detangler as well. Women tend to do an awful lot of unintentional damage to their hair by yanking their combs or brushes through it to get out knots while it is still wet. A good leave in protectant helps your comb or brush glide through the hair far more easily, avoiding the snagging that leads to split ends and the dreaded frizzies.
The best leave in protectants such as Sheilo’s Antioxidant Leave in Prtotectant are also formulated with vitamins, anti oxidants and amino acids to better nourish hair. Your hair benefits from a good dose of vitamins every bit as much as the rest of your body does and truly healthy hair has a shine to it that no styling product can produce alone.
You may have heard plenty about antioxidants being great for fighting wrinkles and possibly even helping ward off serious diseases like cancer but antioxidants for the hair may be a new concept to you. However antioxidants are proving they can work wonders to protect hair from damage, especially from the UV rays of the sun and the drying effects of the wind.
When to use Leave in Hair Protectants
Hair protectants should not just be applied after you shampoo and condition your hair. If you are a straight or curling iron fan all that intense heat can frazzle hair in an instant (especially if you leave the plates in place a little bit too long) and a hair protectant applied to the hair before hand can help reduce the danger that you will fry your hair (never a good look!)
If you color your hair on a regular basis whether you shampoo and condition on an everyday basis or not, daily use of a good leave in protectant is a great way to ensure that your color does not fade too quickly or turn a rather strange hue after sunbathing or swimming, a problem that many blondes encounter.