There is no denying that I love my butters and butter creams for my tresses. With that can come the overuse of product therefore resulting in product build up. Using such products for our hair holds the importance of being careful not to use to much, or become heavy handed.
Why ? well because it's important to avoid product buildup at all cost on our hair. Product build up prevents moisture from getting into our hair strands in the way we would like. Other ways that our tresses would be affected is:
Not shampooing regularly and or clarifying- Included in using our butters, creams and the likes many of us use hair gel, pomades and some of us may even use a bit of hair spray. All of these are #1 reasons to be sure in watching for product buildup. And making sure to cleanse both our scalp and hair regularly.
Silicones- Silicones can leave a film on our hair that does not penetrate our hair thus making it feel a bit coated and or waxy. Again this can also cause product buildup. A proper cleansing is the best for avoiding product buildup.
Moisturizing products that are not water based- Now here is a catch 22 . It's well known that in order for our hair's cuticle to receive it's proper moisture it is very important to use products that are in fact water based.
However, there are a plethora of butters on the market that may not exactly be water based . Which then acts as a great sealant holding in the moisture already on our hair strands from perhaps water applied previously. With out some type of moisture either in our butters or water being previously applied to our hair. Then the butters are simply sitting on top of our hair strands not providing much benefit, but causing product buildup.
Being heavy handed with products- Just as mentioned earlier , there is no need in over using products it does more damage than good. Before you know it your losing product, your hair is limp and greasy , attracting lint and dirt and you have the dreaded product buildup.
Bad choices in product ingredients- Here is very important to choose great products with great ingredients. Preferably natural hair products with natural ingredients. Try getting in the habit of checking the ingredient list in your products before buying. It is best to stay away from harmful, non beneficial ingredients for our tresses. believe me your hair will thank you for it !
Thanks for stopping by ladies, take care. And remember to stay positive, Fly , naturally healthy, and Fabulous.