Has your hair been looking a little "blah" lately? Does it seem like, no matter what products you use, you just can't seem to make your hair look silky and shiny?
You might be suffering from product build-up! Here are a few signs that you might need to do a clarifying treatment:
1. Your shampoo will not lather
2. Your hair will not hold a curl or style for more than a day or two
3. Your hair looks dull, dry and lackluster
4. Your scalp is dry, itchy and flaky
5. Your hair feels "coated" or "gummy".
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, a good clarifying shampoo might help. I clarify at least once a month to get rid of any product residue and keep my hair shiny and strong.I would recommend Nexxus Aloe Rid
, Kenra Chelating
and Keracare First Lather
shampoos. Just make sure to follow the clarifying shampoo with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to prevent your hair from feeling dry or stripped.
You can also add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and use as a final rinse. Just shampoo and condition as usual. Then, pour the vinegar mixture over the hair. Rinse well with cool water. This will remove any buildup or product residue from the hair and will help seal the cuticle, creating long-lasting shine and bounce.
I hope this was helpful! For more tips and techniques, you can find me at www.healthytextures.com.