May 21st, 2007, 11:59 AM
Is it possible to rinse your hair too much to the point it gets dry and coarse? I've been rinsing mine very well lately because of some nasty buildup when I leave any in (by accident). When I have rinsed most of the conditioner out my hair still feels nice and smooth but I think that's condish I haven't got out so I keep on rinsing untill it feels all coarse and rough.
Is it possible that is causing my dryness and generally bad-looking hair?
ETA: Is there any reason why my hair sticks together in huge clumps when it's wet?
May 21st, 2007, 12:21 PM
If you have hard water then that may be the reason for dryness and coarseness. Rincing with distilled or filtered water after a wash would help if that is the case. When a bit of conditioner is left in it acts as a barrier between your hair and the chemicals in the water, hence softer feeling hair. A purified water rince will wash the chemicals off before they solidify. Many people add Apple Cider vinegar or white vinegar to their regular or purified water as it balances the pH of the hair and precipitates all the chemicals out of the water.
Hair normally sticks together in huge clumps when wet unless its combed. Wet combing should be done wither with conditioner still in the hair or very very gently workign fromt he bottom up as hair is fragile when wet.
May 21st, 2007, 12:25 PM
I'm moving 30 miles away soon, so I think the hard water *might* just be a thing of the past. I wash mine every day (I know I shouldn't :P) and I'm quite pressed for time so doing an ACV rinse wouldn't be too time efficient. So is leaving a small amount of conditioner in a good idea?
May 21st, 2007, 12:31 PM
Unless you have big problems with buildup leaving in a bit of conditioner shouldn't hurt. It would be pretty much the same thing as adding a leave in conditioner after wash.
A rince with filtered or distilled water by itself, or ACV added doesn't take much time by the way. A large cup is usually enough. After washing, dip ends in cup, then pour the contents of the cup all over head as a last thing in a hair wash.
Washing every day is fine. If it works for you then there is nothing wrong with it.
May 21st, 2007, 12:51 PM
Well, there's no harm in trying, is there? I'll give it a shot and when something goes wrong I'll be back ;)
May 21st, 2007, 12:56 PM
I can sympathize with wanting to keeps showers as short as possible. I have found a pretty fast way to ACV rinse. While water is running to get hot I pour some ACV (kept in the bathroom) into an empty water bottle (also kept in the bathroom). I set that by the shower, adjust the water, get in and wash hair. Then I fill the water bottle from the shower head and dump the now dilute ACV over my hair. While that sits a minute I wash my face and body, then rinse all at once. HTH :flower:
May 21st, 2007, 02:55 PM
Kanden, there are a lot of people here who use leave-in conditioners of various types all the time - some of them daily, of which I am one. If you have a problem with an oily scalp, just put a bit (pea-size) between your hands and run over the length. It will give you a bunch more protection, and your hair probably won't feel as course. HTH