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Why is my Hair Stringy After Washing?

June 30, 2020

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Washing is the starting point of a hair care routine. As a basic part of a person's hygiene, the process of shampooing and conditioning the hair during the shower is usually done mechanically, leaving room in our hectic schedule to just relax and let our minds wander. This doesn't change the fact that washing can do more harm than good if you do it the wrong way. One minor mistake is enough to ruin all your efforts when it's repeated during every shower. To help your hair stay healthy, you must provide deep nourishment and stick to a washing schedule that matches your hair's condition. A quality Multi-Vitamin Shampoo is the first step of hair treatment that won't undo your hair's look after each shower. Let us guide you through the best way to use it in a proper washing routine.

What Am I Doing Wrong?

It's very easy to make seemingly little mistakes before, during, or after the shower. Maybe a particular hair washing routine has been ingrained in you since childhood, or you don't have the time to attempt new techniques in the shower. Either way, these mistakes can make all the difference when it comes to cleaning your hair from residues and keeping it tame after a shower. Let's look through the most common mishaps that usually occur during the washing routine:
  • Not Combing Before Showering: This is a common mistake because, for many people, there's no point in combing the hair just minutes before getting more knots during the shampooing and conditioning process. If you don't do this, however, it will be much harder to spread the properties of your hair product through the entirety of your hair and scalp. Besides, your hair will become more frizzy, the new tangles will take more effort to undo, and the chances of breakage will increase throughout the rest of your hair care routine.
  • Washing with Hot Water: As comfortable as it may be, hot water strips many of the natural oils that moisturize your hair daily. Cold water is the surest way to keep the scalp hydrated and its pores closed, but lukewarm temperatures are also useful to keep the scalp clean and prevent the oils from collecting to the point of making your hair greasy.
  • Spreading the Product the Wrong Way: Remember that you want to spread the shampoo all over your scalp and your hair shaft and keep your conditioner only on your mids and ends. When you focus too much on lathering the strands with shampoo while using the palms of your hands to spread it, you will probably increase the chances of dandruff. Massage your scalp using your finger pads and make sure all the product is removed before leaving the shower. When applying conditioner, comb your strands softly with your fingers or help yourself with a wide-tooth comb.
  • Washing Too Often or Not Often Enough: It can be hard to find the right balance in your washing schedule. Your hair type plays a big part, with thin strands getting dirty more quickly than thicker hairs. Hairs that are naturally curly, coarse, and dry can go days without washing but if you have a very active lifestyle, you might need to wash more often than what's recommended for your hair type. In most cases, shampooing twice a week is the best option, with 2-3 days going between each shampoo session. You should always monitor your hair's response to your washing routine so you can sidestep using conditioner or add an anti-dandruff formula if the situation calls for it. All in all, you can't find the perfect schedule before identifying a very important detail: which is the best shampoo for your hair type?
Stringy hair is caused by too much sebum

The Importance of Using the Right Shampoo

Poor hair care habits can be easily worsened by the constant use of wrong products. With this, we can refer either to aggressive formulas that actively damage the hair or products that bring no improvement because they are not appropriate for your hair type. Despite having so many shampoo brands to choose from, it can be surprisingly difficult to find a product that meets the perfect balance between thoroughly cleaning the hair from residues and noticeably beautifying the hair.

Contrary to popular belief, the effectiveness of a cleaning product is not linked to how much it lathers, and this is why many people fall into the trap of sulfate-enriched shampoos. It's important to know that sulfates are harmless in small doses, but different shampoo brands have diverse amounts and types of sulfates and this can increase the risks when we consider how often you'd be applying the shampoo. Sulfates are known to generate irritation and scalp allergies, on top of increasing the effects of naturally greasy hair. Sulfate and paraben-free Multi-Vitamin Shampoo is the best way to restore the strength of the hair through natural properties that are 100% safe for all hair types.

If you have oily hair, you can wash your hair more often as long as you use a proper Oily Hair Shampoo that effectively removes all residues from your hair without disrupting your hair's natural balance. Dry shampoos are another option for people with greasy hair, but their powdery texture can irritate the scalp and they are usually can't remove dirt on their own.

People with dry hair can go without washing the hair for longer. For them, waiting a few days between washes is a way to preserve the natural oils on the scalp, since most shampoos are effective at removing the oily residues and dry scalps don't create that much sebum to begin with. Even if you wait 3 days before shampooing, you need to make sure your shampoo doesn't have aggressive ingredients that will only make dry hair even more prone to breaking. For all hair types, getting lustrous strands goes hand in hand with caring for the health of the scalp.

Once you know what to focus on, there's no much science behind the perfect washing routine. All you need is the right technique to treat your strands and scalps separately, and the best products to nurture your hair from within. TOLL FREE 1-888-513-8815 fill out the contact form to learn all the tricks and tips involved in a successful hair care routine, including the best ways to use our formulas to pamper your hair during each shower. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and tips straight to your inbox.

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