Why my hair is so sticky?

If you are like me, your hair is always sticking to your forehead and neck. This can be embarrassing when trying to go for that “clean” look of gel or hairspray. Believe it or not, this is due to your shampoo! When the chemicals in the shampoo react with the sweat on our skin, they form a sticky film that our hair sticks to. It doesn’t take much time before we notice how nasty it feels and looks too! There are some other reasons of sticky hair which i am going to discuss in this article.

Quick Tip

Using sulfate-free shampoo will help resolve the sticky film on your hair, but it doesn’t fix other problems people have with their hair. On top of that, some types of shampoos can also cause dandruff or exacerbate dry scalp. Other ingredients to avoid are alcohols and fragrances, which can irritate sensitive skin. Here are a few reasons why your hair might be sticky.

Over Conditioned hair

You probably know about the importance of shampooing every day to prevent dandruff, but conditioners play an important role as well. Conditioner helps your hair look beautiful and healthy by keeping it smooth, shiny and strong. The trouble is that they tend to leave a sticky film on your hair. So you have to find a good balance between using too much or too little! If you think your hair may be over-conditioned try removing any extra product with a shampoo designed for oily/combination hair. This will remove the excess oil from the scalp, while still nourishing the ends of your hair! You can also use a color-protecting shampoo if you dye your hair often. These shampoos are formulated with ingredients that will not only maintain your color, but also make sure you don`t damage it with build-up.

Your Hair Wasn’t Rinsed Properly

Not rinsing hair properly is another reason of sticky hair. Rinsing your shampoo out properly can help prevent residue build-up in your hair as a result no sticky hair. How much water you need to use to rinse it out depends on how long and thick your hair is, but rinsing until the water runs clear is always a good starting point. Be sure to comb through your hair with a wide-toothed comb or brush while rinsing, especially if the products you are using tend to make your hair extremely tangled. This will ensure that all of the product has been removed from your strands before it dries! While washing and conditioning do not mix well together; apply conditioner first then leave it for 5 minutes before adding any shampoo or body wash. Then rinse thoroughly with cool water after you have finished!

You’re Washing Too Often

You should wash your hair twice a week at most to avoid sticky hair. Washing your hair too often can dry out the skin and leave it brittle and prone to breakage. If you’re using sulfate-free shampoo, make sure you only use the lather on your roots because this will go farther than if you apply foam throughout your whole head like normal shampoo!


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By Sarah Jay

Sarah Jay is a beautician that loves to write about the fashion and beauty industry. This love of writing led her to start her own blog, where she shares articles on everything from hair care tips to how-to guides. She's also passionate about gadgets, and has knowledge of the latest trends in her field. Sarah knows what people want when it comes to caring for their skin and hair.



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