con·​di·​tion·​er | \ kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce conditioner (audio) \

Definition of conditioner

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

Examples of conditioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New Wash is a shampoo alternative belonging to a somewhat new class of products called a co-wash or cleansing conditioner. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, "I Had Dull, Lifeless Hair—Until This Shampoo Transformed My Strands," 21 Apr. 2021 Try using a high-quality shampoo and moisturizing conditioner with natural ingredients instead. Lauren Farrell,, "How to get curly hair," 20 Mar. 2021 Coating your strands in a silky deep conditioner or hair mask regularly can help to prevent damage while detangling strands, according to GH Beauty Lab pros. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "15 Simple Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Longer, Faster, According to Experts," 23 Dec. 2020 The brand notes that removing the emulsification process during manufacturing alone eliminates over 90% of the energy in the product life cycle of traditional liquid shampoo and conditioner. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, "2021’s Best New Sustainable Beauty Products Have Circularity in Mind," 22 Apr. 2021 This hair wash is suitable for all textures and does the job of shampoo and conditioner, which means there will be fewer plastic bottles in your shower and landfills. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, "9 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products To Buy During Earth Month," 21 Apr. 2021 To really maximise the look, ask your stylist to recommend not only a shampoo and conditioner, but an at-home treatment to maintain your salon fresh hair. Bianca London, Glamour, "XXL Hair is Trending For Spring, and It's Stunning," 16 Apr. 2021 Kérastase shampoo and conditioner, Byredo fragrances, and Pat McGrath makeup. Irina Grechko,, "An Ode To The $214 Face Oil That Taught Me My Skin Is Worth It," 8 Apr. 2021 Get shampoo and conditioner together for a bargain price. Sydney Poe,, "The best cheap shampoo," 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of conditioner

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conditioner was in 1888

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10 May 2021

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“Conditioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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