MYTH: Black hair should be conditioned more regularly than shampooed
Hair conditioners and the use of conditioning oils is essential to healthy hair. “Ethnic hair can become a little more brittle because of the chemicals we use, so we definitely need more conditioning to restore the hair’s vitality and shine,” says Washington. Depending on your individual hair needs, you may only need to apply conditioner to the ends of your strands if your hair is oily. If you use heat daily on your hair, try using a thermal conditioner with heat protection. For women with dry hair, using a conditioner and leave-in conditioner might be necessary.