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The Important Role of Conditioners for Dogs

Posted Monday, January 22, 2018, Author - Avril Cronk

A dog’s thick, soft, glossy coat is a reflection of their internal health. In addition to a diet rich in essential fatty acids, hair conditioner is essential. 

Conditioner moisturises hair and has the ability to change the appearance and texture of the hair, making it look shinier and feel softer to the touch. However it also plays a critical role in the keeping skin healthy and less prone to damage.

Understanding the Structure of Hair & Skin

To understand the importance of conditioner, it helps to know a little about hair and skin.

Hair is made up of 3 major layers:

  • Medulla: inner layer
  • Cortex: second layer – this is where moisture gets absorbed and retained
  • Cuticle: outer layer made up of overlapping flat cells like fish scales that protect the cortex

Skin is also made up of 3 major layers:

  • Epidermal: top protective barrier layer
  • Dermal: sponge layer that holds and retains the moisture value...

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