Fig conditioner is a hair conditioning product that contains fig extract to moisturize the hair. Other extracts and ingredients may also be included to moisturize, soothe and condition the hair and the scalp. Fig conditioner may also contain ingredients that have anti-bacterial properties. Some of these conditioners also work as leave-in treatments and cleansers, so using a product such as this could mean not using shampoos or hair masks. These conditioners may also help to treat dry scalp and dandruff.
The extracts used in fig conditioner may help to restore moisture to damaged and dry hair. The hydrating effect seems to be fig conditioner's main benefit, and it may moisturize the hair without leaving it feeling oily or weighed down. Fig extract can be used on all hair types, but it is believed to be most beneficial to hair that is thick, coarse, damaged, or dry.
Other ingredients found in fig conditioners may include glycerin and cetyl alcohol. Both of these substances are moisturizers and may help to thicken the conditioner as well. Menthol, rosemary extract, marigold extract, and wild cherry extract may also be included for their soothing and anti-inflammatory effects. Fig conditioner may also contain ingredients to smooth and strengthen the hair, such as panthenol and almond glycerides.
Some fig conditioners can be used as leave-in treatments, detangling treatments, and cleansers. Some even use it as shaving lotion. The soothing, anti-bacterial and moisturizing qualities of the conditioner may benefit the skin and reduce skin irritation.
Not all fig conditioners smell the same. Some have a pleasant smell because of the added menthol. If a fig conditioner contains menthol it may also produce a cooling sensation, and may leave the scalp feeling tingly and cool. This may not be a sensation that everyone finds pleasant, so you may want to avoid a conditioner that contains menthol if you dislike a cooling or tingling effect.
Fig conditioners may also include ingredients that could be helpful in treating scalp problems or irritation. If you suffer from dandruff, ingredients such as rosemary, wild cherry, marigold, and menthol may reduce inflammation and counteract the itching and flaking of the scalp. Sweet almond oil is also used in some conditioners, and this could help the healing process while moisturizing and nourishing the hair and scalp.