Post # 1
Ladies – I have an issue here :
OK so. I have fantastic hair. I love my hair. Its long and its brown and yes I do color it, but I dont abuse it. I am 25 and I am running into a problem for the first time in my life.
Last week I washed my hair like normal, shampoo and conditioner, then put my normal styling products in it. After I blew it dry the top of my hair looked and felt VERY greasy! I figured maybe I used too much product or something ya know, so, I threw it in a ponytail and went about my day.
The next day, did the same thing. Shampoo, conditioner and NO product, just in case. and GREASY AGAIN!!
SO – I switched conditioners. Sometimes if I continue to use the same thing my hair get fussy and I have to swtich it up. SAME THING….
THEN – switched shampoos… SAME THING!!
Tried to go a day between washes…. SAME THING!!!
Im going insaine!!!! This has never happened before. WHY IS MY HAIR DOING THIS!??!
Im taking a shower, and my hair looks like I havent seen a shower for months!! I cant feel pretty, I dont want to go in public, I want my hair back.
Anyone have any advice, or has this happened to anyone?? Its so weird~~~ I mean, I have heard of it maybe a little. And if you leave the conditioner in your hair or something. But im making sure it is fully rinsed and everything!!
Post # 3
Sounds like product build-up. Have you talked to a stylist about professional shampoos/conditioners or a clarifying shampoo that you could use? Over time of using the same shampoo/conditioner (particularly drug store brands) they leave build up and residue.
In the meantime, dry shampoo is really great for battling oil in your hair and making it look clean. I like Batiste brand.
Post # 4
I will deffinately try a clarifying one now that you mention it. And I actually only use salon brands of shampoo and conditioner. Its just so weird that this has never happened before.
But, maybe that it the case. Thank you! 🙂
Post # 5
This may sound crazy, but the best thing to do when that happens is to wash your hair with Dawn dishwashing liquid to remove the product buildup. The shine will come back again. I usually do it every few months when needed. My daughter’s hair is the same way as you’ve described, and it works beautifully for her too.
Post # 6
do you put the conditioner on your roots? technically you should keep conditioner like…3 inches from your roots… so that the oils form it dont get into your scalp. i’d try the conditoner, but only on the ends of your hair 🙂
Post # 7
Using baking soda when you wash your hair can help too. Just make a paste with water and baking soda and rub it on your scalp. It does the same thing as more expensive clarifying shampoo.
Post # 8
REALLY?!?! I guess its worth a try. haha. Thanks! Ill let ya know the outcome. haha
Post # 9
Ooh yeah I’ve heard about using dishwashing soap–it’s supposed to clarify.
Well good luck, I’m sure your hair will be back to itself soon enough. 🙂
Post # 10
To the 3 ladies who just posted… I think I will give a college try to ALL of those things!! haha.
i mean come on….1 of those things HAS to work!!!! 🙂