June 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm #176849
So i was checking the internet for my hair problem and came across this site. Knew a bit about it from you tube. Great to see it all in action
Now about my problem, up until two weeks ago, my hair was perfect (thin, shiny straight) and i changed my shampoo (used head & shoulders) for the first time ever (i ran out of mine and had to use my sister’s -__-). Anyway, so after taking my shower, i tried combing it and it was all rough and tangly. i figured if i let it dry, it probably will fix it self, but nope it was worse then ever. It got all greasy, sticky and kinda clumpy if that makes sense.
To make matters worse, i took a shower again next day, thinking i had shampoo left over in my hair and again i used the same shampoo (i know, death sentence). Finally after three days i figured it was the shampoo and bought my old one. The greasy-ness decreased but its STILL there. It says on the internet that it might be product build up but i don’t use anything except Tresme heat protectant spray occasionally.
So does anybody have any suggestions? Some websites suggest washing with vinegar but i’m kinda scared that it might damage my hair more or leave a horrid smell. Any advice?
xoxoJune 17, 2012 at 11:48 am #177019
Jenny del CastilloMember
Hi hun! Really sorry about your hair but don´t worry, it can be fixed!
I suggest you to wash your hair again with your old shampoo and then put on the vinegar as a conditioner to take out the residues of that bad shampoo you bought previously. Here´s the recipe for it:
- Buy apple cider vinegar and in a bottle (I found out this is the best way to store it, but you can also do it in a cup) mix 1-2 tablespoons of the vinegar with one cup of water.
- Wash your hair as you usually do with your shampoo
- Rinse well the shampoo
- Then carefully pour the mixture of vinegar & water over your scalp, making sure it coats as much hair and scalp as possible. Then rinse the mixture (don´t let it sit)
You can use other kind of vinegars, but I really prefer the organic apple cider vinegar because the others can cause you some irritation. I use this method sometimes and my hair feels then clean and shiny
As I read you´re scared of this method, I would also suggest you to try first this method of your old good shampoo + the mix of apple cider vinegar, and if after this you still feel your hair a little greasy, try washing just once your hair with baking soda instead of shampoo. This will absolutely remove the possible chemical buildup of the bad shampoo you used. You just have to:
- Mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with enough water to form a paste in a cup or bowl.
- Rub the mixture into your roots and scalp (hair must be wet) and massage a little
- Then rinse well with lots of water.
A year ago I dyed my hair with Lush henna and it left lots of residues and greasy on my hair after I washed it 3 times, and a friend of mine (she loves organic treatments for her hair) recommend me this to take out completely all the residues from the henna, and (combined with the vinegar method) it worked wonderfully!
If you give it a go, let me know how it worked for you!!!June 18, 2012 at 7:04 am #177135
Thanks so much! I swear i would hug u right now if i could. lol I used it today and i already feel the difference. Thank you, so saved my hair. lolJune 18, 2012 at 7:29 am #177139
Jenny del CastilloMember
Great hun!!! My God, when I read your post I felt so identified with you because when I hennaed my hair with the Lush Henna it was so greasy (Lush include in their hennas cocoa butter too, so imagine the greasyness!) that I washed my hair, and after 5 minutes I started feeling like a greasy liquid in my neck, and it was because of the Lush henna with cocoa butter, so when I did a second wash and my hair was still the same, I was in panic lol But immediately I tried the baking soda and vinegar method and what a difference
So excited it worked so well for you! Here you have a friend for everything you need doll! And I´m sure I´ll ask you also if I need advice on other thingsJune 18, 2012 at 7:32 am #177140
oh wow! i can imagine how that must’ve been for you. good thing you had your friend with those quick tips
and sure of course, i owe you one. lol. Anything u want, whenever
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