Using Conditioner Before Shampoo Might Make Your Locks Beyonce-Level Glam

I'm willing to bet you were raised to shampoo your hair and then condition it, but that may not be the best haircare strategy. Refinery29 claims you should start using conditioner before shampoo, but stylists are continually debating whether or not you even need shampoo or conditioner in the first place. Read up before you next shower so you can make the best choice for your locks!

On "team" conditioner before shampoo is Nina Dimachki, artistic director for Kérastase. She argues, "Conditioning before you shampoo is great for adding nourishment to fine hair without weighing it down ... It also promotes a longer lasting blow dry and primes the hair before cleansing, allowing shampoo to distribute easier and more evenly." Sounds legit, and one of Bustle's own curly-haired beauty writers definitely stands by this strategy.

In contrast to the conditioner before shampoo enthusiasts, there's a solid following around the "no-poo" method (and no, this has nothing to do with hair constipation). NBC News interviewed ladies who claim the no-poo method works wonders, but does take a little bit of getting used to. Additionally, because Bustle knows what's up, another one of our writers has tried and is totally into the no-poo method for her locks.

Whether you're a shampoo-then-conditioner purist or a no-poo revolutionary, you're really only washing your hair wrong if every shower leaves you personally not feeling amazing and beautiful. Test out a few strategies and see what works for you individually! Or re-watch this moment from Adam Sandler's Billy Madison to help you really decide which of the two is better.

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