con·​di·​tion·​er | \ kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)nər \

Definition of conditioner

: something that conditions specifically : a preparation used to improve the condition of hair

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After applying conditioner, Rinse with cold water until your hair is slightly slippery. Jillian Ruffo, Seventeen, "8 Insanely Easy Tips For The Softest Hair Of Your Life," 28 Nov. 2018 Cutler salon senior stylist Jenny Balding says those with fine hair should look for volume-building shampoo and conditioners, such as the Redken High Rise Volume, to fake thickness and boost shine. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Make Your Hair Grow Longer and Thicker," 14 Nov. 2018 Although the event is not accepting any air conditioners, washers/dryers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, water coolers, light bulbs, vacuums, microwaves or household batteries. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 8 May 2018 What to bring: Running shoes, water Amenities: Full shower amenities, including towels, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Breaking down Chicago's 10 best boutique fitness classes," 30 May 2017 The brand’s shampoos and conditioners are sold through Sephora in addition to Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Procter & Gamble has acquired the startup aiming to build the Procter & Gamble for people of color," 12 Dec. 2018 The remaining percentage goes to the salon for overhead costs like utilities, product used (color, shampoo, conditioner, etc.), and amenities for both staff and clients. Megan Mcintyre, Glamour, "What No One Tells You About Tipping at the Hair Salon," 12 Dec. 2018 That same year, the Obamas hosted a performance of gospel singing at the White House — where, despite a broken air conditioner, Franklin and the Morgan State University choir led the room in what was effectively an old-time camp meeting. Aja Romano, Vox, "The Obamas’ Aretha Franklin tribute is an elegant reminder of how she united us," 16 Aug. 2018 Bats most commonly enter buildings through an open damper in a fireplace, openings in attics, torn window screens, window air conditioners and basement cracks, according to the Naperville Police Department’s Facebook page. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Rabid bat removed from Naperville home," 11 June 2018

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conditioner was in 1888

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English Language Learners Definition of conditioner

: a thick liquid that you put on your hair after washing it to make it softer and less dry

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