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What Is Dry Conditioner And Why You Need To Start Using It Right Now

When I first heard about dry conditioner, I wasn’t exactly eager to try it. I have long, silky, straight hair and the last thing I needed was something to weigh it down. In a way it brought back memories of my attempt to use leave-in conditioner years ago – that image of my flat hair was not exactly what I would call a good hair day. Over the years I’ve used conditioner on a regular basis and a weightless serum to keep my hair from getting all frizzy and tangled especially during the winter. Before I even gave it a try, I decided to ask an expert what the big deal is with dry shampoo and whether I should even use it.

Naeemah LaFond, Global Artistic Director for amika, the creators of Silken Up Dry Conditioner was happy to ease my reluctance about trying dry conditioner and answer all my questions.

What is dry conditioner, and why should I use it?

Naeemah: Dry conditioner is used to soften and smooth the hair. It’s a great product to use on second-day hair, if the ends of your hair tend to get too dry or whenever your hair needs a quick refresh. The best part about dry conditioner is that it’s instantly effective, so if you’re in a pinch, you can skip washing your hair altogether, pair it up with Perk Up Dry Shampoo that revives your roots and still look like you just stepped out of the salon.

I have fine hair so I’m always worried about leave-in conditioners weighing my hair down. What hair type is dry conditioner best suited for?

Naeemah: Dry conditioner is suitable for all hair types. It is ultra lightweight, so it won’t weigh down finer hair and it also works well on courser textures, which tend to feel brittle and dry between washes. Dry conditioner is like instant softness in a bottle. If your hair feels dry or brittle, apply amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner throughout the hair to bring it back to life.

According to Naeemah, dry conditioners are designed to give you just enough conditioning to make your hair shinier, smoother, and softer without weighing it down of making it greasy. They're also a great option for smoothing frizzy, coarse or overly bleached hair, and making your hair look all-around more polished even on those days when you didn't have enough time to style it. So if you haven’t tried it already, pick up a bottle of amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner and watch the magic happen in your hair.

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