How do hair conditioners work to detangle hair and what else do they do?

Hair conditioners work to detangle hair and don’t do much else except make you smell nice, but here’s what they’re doing when you put some in your hair.

Have you ever looked at a strand of healthy hair under the microscope? It’s crackly, with a lot of crevices up and down the length of it

Conditioner’s primary function is to fill in those cracks and coat the hair, allowing it to slide smoothly against your hairbrush and your other hairs, reducing tangles and protecting against damage.

The oil in the conditioner makes your hair shinier, too.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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