After your shampoo and rinse, squeeze out the excess water and towel blot your hair.
Place a small amount of conditioner in the palm of your hand.
Rub your hands together to emulsify the conditioner.
Apply the conditioner by starting at the front hairline and working back toward the crown and the back. Again, you may reverse this pattern.
Use a wide toothed comb to comb the conditioner through your hair and out to the ends.
Leave your conditioner on your hair for the recommended time. This is usually only 3 to 5 minutes. Longer than the recommended time does not result in better condition.
Again, rinse your hair thoroughly, separating your hair so that the water gets through it all. If your hair is fine and lacks body, this is an important step. If you have coarse of frizzy hair, a small amount of the conditioner left in the hair is sometimes beneficial.
Preparation for styling
Blot your hair with a towel, making sure not scrub or vigorously rub your hair. You want only to remove the excess moisture. Rubbing roughs up the cuticle of the hair and can cause frizziness and tangles.
If your hair normally takes a long time to dry, wrap a towel tightly around it and leave it there for 3 to 5 minutes to absorb the maximum amount of moisture.
Use a wide toothed comb to gently remove the tangles. Tugging or brushing with a hair brush will damage your hair. Remember that wet hair stretches and breaks more easily than dry hair.