Should You Try Using Conditioner Before You Shampoo?

Here's what Dr. Oz has to say.

The Claim: "Reverse" washing delivers conditioning benefits without weighing down your hair.

Oz Says: If you've been skipping conditioner to keep your hair from going limp, this change could healthy up your strands. Here's why it works: Conditioners are designed to penetrate hair, says stylist Nathaniel Hawkins. What doesn't sink in stays on top and may cause flatness, even after rinsing. The reverse routine lets conditioner give strands what they need, then shampoo removes the extra. (If your hair is coarse, dry, or damaged, stick to the standard routine — you actually need that moisturizing residue.)

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This story originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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