The right hair conditioner for medium length hair is a hard thing to choose. The type of conditioner depends upon the texture of your hair. Every individual has a unique hair texture that can range fro dry and oily to normal and silky. Conditioners can be categorized into six broad categories:
Moisturizers: These conditioners are embedded with humectants that attract moisture to heir and bind it. They are ideal for dry, brittle or coarse hair.
Detanglers: These conditioners have an acidic affect on hair. They have a low pH level ranging from 2.5 to 3 and help get rid of hair tangles and knots. They also have an active defense mechanism initiated by the process of polymerization and help detangle the hair instantly. Most detanglers have an instant affect while other take 1 to 5 minutes to have the desired affect.
Thermal Protectors: These protect the hair from exposure to excess heat such as the affect of sunlight, blow drying, hot rollers, curling irons, straighteners etc. They work by activating the action of heat absorbing polymers that distribute the heat evenly on the hair, thereby preventing hair damage.
Acidifiers: These are conditioners that have a pH of 2.5 to 3.5 and close the cuticle layer of the hair making the hair appear shiny and healthy. They also prevent the hair from weighing down and increase the strength and elasticity of the strands.
Glossers: These conditioners contain oils derived from silicon in minute quantities and are used in small amounts. They reflect light, thereby making the hair look sparkle and shine. Their silicon action helps combat frizzy hair woes.
Reconstructors: These are protein based conditioners derived from hydrolyzed human keratin which is the optimum source protein containing all the 19 essential amino acids found in hair. They have a low molecular weight that enables them to penetrate the hair strands and strengthen them.
Oils (EFAs): Oils are enriched with essential fatty acids (EFAs) that are required to nourish dry, brittle hair that has been exposed to over perming, heat, chemicals end radiation. Sebum is the natural oil produces by the sebaceous glands on the scalp. EFAs help make the hair pliable and lush.