What is the best way to use the Dip conditioner bar for each hair type?
Hey, what's up folks! It's Kate here, founder and Chief Detangler here at Dip.
Some of you ask: How can the Dip conditioner bar work for all hair types?!
Some of you ask: Don't I need special ingredients that are specific to my hair type?
And to that I say, your hair is personal to YOU, but it isn't special.
Hair is chemically similar between different hair types, so in my opinion, dividing our Dip shampoo and conditioner bars into different hair types would be just "marketing".
Specifically, I'm gonna share some tips on how to use conditioner bars for different hair types.
Now, before we get into it, let me just say that I'm not a hair expert, but I've learned a thing or two about hair care over the years. And I gotta tell you, the Dip conditioner bar is a game-changer. If you don't believe me, that's fine...but our reviews speak for themselves. They're eco-friendly, easy to use, and can be super nourishing for your locks--
--and all that is well and good, but if you were like me, spending some serious coin on salon hair products every month, the coolest thing is that the Dip conditioner bar can save you a lot of money.
(As a former Oribe/Pureology/Kerastase junkie, it personally saves me $500+ per year but I don't want to overpromise ya!)
Type 1a Hair:
If you've got straight, fine hair like mine, you know how easily it can get weighed down by heavy products. To avoid this, try using the conditioner bar from the ears down, which can help keep some of that precious volume and add moisture without weighing your hair down.
Type 1b Hair:
Similar to type 1a, type 1b hair is straight, but it's slightly thicker and coarser. To make sure your hair stays healthy and frizz-free, try using the dip conditioner, rinse it out and then re-apply the bar on hair as a leave in from the temples down so that the the oils can help nourish and strengthen your hair while also keeping it smooth and shiny.
Type 2a Hair:
If you've got wavy hair like this type, you'll want to use the dip conditioner bar to tame frizz, but not too heavily applied that it weighs down your waves. After rinsing out in the shower, turn the water off and reapply the dip conditioner bar directly to hair as a leave-in, avoiding the roots. This can help moisturize your locks and keep them looking defined and bouncy.
Type 2b Hair:
Type 2b hair is similar to 2a, but the waves are a bit more defined and can be prone to frizz. To keep your waves looking their best, try using the dip conditioner as a leave in, avoiding your roots, to define your waves and keep them frizz-free.
Type 2c Hair:
Type 2c hair has even more defined waves, and can be prone to dryness and tangles. To keep your curls looking their best, try using the dip conditioner bar to help soften and detangle your curls, leaving them looking healthy and defined but generously applying the conditioner bar as a leave in after showering. When in doubt, overapply and scale back as needed. To keep your volume, avoid using near the root as a leave in.
Type 3a Hair:
Type 3a hair has loose, spiral curls that can also be prone to frizz and dryness. To keep your curls looking their best, try using the dip conditioner bar as a leave in after showering--and air dry or diffuse. The dip conditioner bar can help hydrate your curls and keep them looking bouncy and defined. You can also use it in place of a hair mask and apply heat for 10-20 minutes. Lot's of customers report back this tip and it's about time we shared it with ya :)
Type 3b Hair:
Type 3b hair has tighter, springy curls that can be prone to frizz and breakage. To keep your curls looking their best, try using the dip conditioner bar as a leave in from about an inch from the root all the way to the ends. Dip will certainly help moisturize and strengthen your curls, leaving them looking healthy and defined. With curls, always over-apply--don't worry, the bar takes forever to wear down!
Type 3c Hair:
Type 3c hair has tight, corkscrew curls that can also be prone to dryness and breakage. To keep your curls looking their best, try using the dip conditioner bar as a leave-in and a hair mask whenever you feel like you need extra moisture. After rinsing out during the first wash, re-apply the dip conditioner bar directly to hair, from about an inch from the roots to the tips. Leave a little extra on your ends, and air dry or go forward with your regular curl routine.
Type 4a - 4c Hair:
Type 4a - 4c hair have tight, springy curls that can be prone to dryness and breakage. Coily, springy hair is easy to take care of with the dip conditioner bar. On wash day, use conditioner bar in the shower, thoroughly apply, and let sit on hair for 5 minutes. The moisturizing oils can help to hydrate and define your curls. After you rinse out, re-apply the conditioner bar to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, and use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to distribute the product evenly. Style as usual.