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hairlikethewater 11-12-2009 09:15 PM

GREASY?!?!?
 
Don't know what to do. I'm mixed, so my hair is naturally very dry. I use a lot of conditioner. I find the more I use, the softer it feels and the more it hangs down the way I like it.. But people sometimes say that it feels greasy when they tousle it. I want touchable hair, but I still want to keep the greatness of the conditioner!! What to do? Could this be related to the fact that I use less leave in then rinse out conditioner?

island_curl 11-13-2009 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by hairlikethewater (Post 1162537)
Don't know what to do. I'm mixed, so my hair is naturally very dry. I use a lot of conditioner. I find the more I use, the softer it feels and the more it hangs down the way I like it.. But people sometimes say that it feels greasy when they tousle it. I want touchable hair, but I still want to keep the greatness of the conditioner!! What to do? Could this be related to the fact that I use less leave in then rinse out conditioner?

greasy? maybe they're feeling the leftover condition and are mistaking it for grease... I don't know if there is greasy dry curly hair... :confused:

island_curl 11-13-2009 02:02 AM

so i did a little more research ( just use the search box for greasy hair and you get a bunch of hits) and the mostly people had greasy hair from too much oils/shea butter and the like. or it could be OC. It seemed to have built up on their hair. Do you shampoo at all? maybe you need a shampoo. oh just got an idea. if you feel your hair with no condish, stylers, ect, does it feel greasy then?

hope this helps!

Maci 11-13-2009 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by island_curl (Post 1162676)
so i did a little more research ( just use the search box for greasy hair and you get a bunch of hits) and the mostly people had greasy hair from too much oils/shea butter and the like. or it could be OC. It seemed to have built up on their hair. Do you shampoo at all? maybe you need a shampoo. oh just got an idea. if you feel your hair with no condish, stylers, ect, does it feel greasy then?

hope this helps!

I think you're on to something. I was having the same problem when I first went CG. I found that a few of my old condishes and stylers had things like castor or mineral oil or petroleum. After a lot of experimentation, I found out that those ingredients made my hair greasy feeling. I threw them out and now don't have that problem. Hope this helps!!

kathymack 11-13-2009 08:37 AM

Your hair may not be absorbing all of the conditioner you're leaving in/on it. My hair is low porosity. I use minute amounts of some of the heavier products. I know it takes longer for my hair to absorb the oils/butters then with lighter products. I do sit under a hard hat bonnet dryer for about 15 minutes on low. Let my hair air dry for about an hour. I can still feel a little of the heavier products on my hair when I SOTC, but it's gone in another hour or so. If it wasn't, I'd think I used too much or it wasn't a product for my hair.

hairlikethewater 11-14-2009 10:00 AM

Well, I only started shampooing my scalp once I started thinking my hair was greasy. So I did, and it helped. But I think the problem might be my conditioner. Thanks guys!!


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