Limp or sticky hair? Here are some tips for you
Do you know the feeling of… starting your day with a nice shower – washing, drying, styling etc., and the minute you’re about to leave you make the last quick mirror check, and it seems like your hair is already about to go limp or sticky. If you can recognize this situation or situations similar to it then keep reading.
Limp or sticky hair is a well-known evil that truly is a downer to your otherwise nice hairstyle. The reasons for limp or sticky hair can be many including; the use of products with silicone, excessive use of styling products, too many oily products, moist environments, excessive hair touching etc. These are some of the common reasons to limp or sticky hair. And then your own hair type naturally also plays a part, e.g. if you have thin, fine and fragile hair, it most likely goes sticky faster.
Here are 4 tips to avoid limp or sticky hair.
Avoid hair care with silicone
Hair care products with silicone are some of the greatest sinners in terms of creating limp or sticky hair. Silicone works by adding a silicone layer to you hair, which can make it feel soft and smooth but also makes it limp and sticky at an accelerated speed. Silicone has no active effect on your hair but simply adds a layer that shortens the timeframe for your hair to go limp or sticky.
Oils and conditioners with moderation
Hair oils are absolutely great and can really save dry and sad hair conditions. However, over-using hair oils and conditioners can make it too greasy and weigh your hair down, which ultimately will make it look both limp and sticky. Hair oil and conditioners should be used in moderation and only in the lengths of your hair (unless you want a wet look or e.g. use it as a night hair mask). Furthermore, look for light dry oils as these usually absorb better and do not weigh your hair down as much. And do not over-wash your hair – it can speed up the production of natural oil in your hair.
Limit your hair touching
Hair touching feels nice and might first and foremost be habitual. However, hair touching is also one of the fastest ways to make your hair go limp or sticky. On average you touch your face around 2000-3000 times a day. Yes, a day. So out of those times a considerable amount will also involve touching your hair; scratching your scalp, resting your hand on the side of your head, swinging your hair with your hand, twirling your hair ends etc. In other words, we touch our hair a lot.
So the touching itself might not be problematic but then there is the fact that every time we touch our hair we pass oils, sweat and potentially dirt from our hands right on to our hair. That is the ultimate sinner of speeding up the process of limp and sticky hair. So hey, hands off.
Use protein rich hair care
Protein rich hair care is always good for your hair regardless of your hair condition because your hair needs protein for strength. In particular, if you have limp or sticky hair you might need to focus more on protein rich deep cleansers that thoroughly washes away grease without drying your hair – instead of moisture enhancing products e.g. The protein gives strength and texture and works well for limp or sticky hair. Protein it up.