Apr 07, 2012
Alright, so my hair is suppeeerrr long. Almost to my butt at this point! I'm way over-do for a trim, my ends are so dead, but I love having long hair.
However, I use so much conditioner, that my mom jokes that I pretty much drink it. Which is true. When I wash my hair, I pretty much saturate it with conditioner, about a whole handful, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse.
My hair is naturally straight, I don't straighten or curl it, use a blowdryer even, or use a lot of products in it. Other than dying it, my hair is very healthy. I'm just wondering if there could be any adverse affects of using so much conditioner. However I'm terrified of frizziness. And I usually don't get it much, but to avoid that, I overdose on conditioners.
It's what works for me, but this might not be a perfect solution. Anyone got any tips or advice?
Apr 08, 2012
I know you don't want to hear it but you should get your hair cut. I have semi long hair (to my belly button) and recently I had to get 2 inches cut off. No one noticed, plus, I'm positive my hair will grow back.
Instead of conditioning so much, you should try antifrizz serums (the John Frieda one is my favorite). I don't think too much conditioner is good for your hair. Good luck! (:
I know, I'm way over-do for a cut. At least 3 inches will be coming off when I get around to it. Won't anti-frizz serums weight my hair down and leave residue in them?
I use a conditioner a lot too! But I have to, because I've bleached my hair (horrible) twice last year and now they're still very damaged. I use conditioner to ends of my hair every other day and I've notice that it keeps my hair smooth and pretty manageable :) (I use Freeman's coconut & papaya color conditioner, it's super!) And of course I use pretty much other products too :) I don't know should I call it over conditioning, if your hair doesn't look like it:o
My hair has never been much longer than my shoulders but I use conditioner everyday! Without it my hair gets frizzy and poofy. I also use serum on my hair after I blowdry and straighten. If you only apply a very small amount and focus on your ends it doesn't weigh your hair down. Paul Mitchell skinny serum is amazing and smells really good :)
Apr 10, 2012
There is such thing as over conditioning the hair. I'm no expert, but I can tell you from personal experience that too much of a good thing can be bad. When you hair has too much moisture in it, it can feel all soggy and limp. This is directly adverse to when your hair has too much protein in it from protein treatments or protein laced products. Your hair can become very dry and brittle from too much protein. In both cases, your hair can break off if it doesn't have a good balance between both moisture and protein. My best advice is just pay attention to the health of your hair. If using conditioner a lot helps your hair remain strong, healthy, and thriving, then I say continue doing it. But if you notice a change in your hair, try removing a product temporarily and see if that is the culprit. I hope this helps =).
Apr 11, 2012
You sound like me! I have very long straight hair, it's at my waste now, I use to use a lot of conditioner but I stopped because it made my hair get oily faster it seemed, and it also made my neck and back break out a little, once I stopped it went away. When I shower I wash my hair, and only apply conditioner to the lower half of my hair, not to the scalp. I feel that when I do this, my roots have better volume, they don't get as oily, and I don't feel "over conditioned" I need to get a hair cut because I do curl my hair when I go out, but I have only dyed my hair once before, and I have split ends.
Try this before showering--grapeseed hot oil treatment. Do it at home, before you shower. It smooths out your hair cuticles, helps your hair retain the moisture (better than conditioning) and helps to balance the pH levels on your scalp. I had dry, brittle hair, that would look good for a couple of days of store bought treatments, but nothing worked better at keeping the moisture in my hair AFTER showering etc. than grapeseed oil. Hope it works for you! http://homeremediesblogger.blogspot...
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