Have you ever had the hankering for some toast on a busy morning, only to get sidetracked and come back to it all cold? And then when you go to put your butter (or peanut butter!) on it and it doesn't melt, nor does it spread well? It's also difficult to reheat your toast in order to spread your butter! (Thanks to Scott Musgrave for the analogy!)
Well, hair and conditioner are a lot like that. You hair best receives the moisture when it is pliable and warm. It allows the conditioner to slide into the cuticle layer of the hairshaft, much like the nooks and crannies of a piece of bread, or my favorite, an english muffin. This is why if you ever had a conditioning treatment in a salon, you sit under a warm dryer for some personal nap time.
There are lots of methods to achieve perfectly conditioned hair, but this explains the best method. My colleague, Melissa Stites wrote this fantastic blog post, and I wanted to share it today. Just keep squishing, just keep squishing...
As members of CHA (Curly Hair Artistry) and your local curly hair specialists, we welcome you to learn along with us!