Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing With Hair Buildup

December 18, 2017

1. Stay Away From Silicones And Sulfates

A solid haircare routine starts in the shower, and comes down to what products you’re using. To get control back, start by reducing the amount of silicones and sulfates in your regimen as they tend to weigh the hair down and can cause dryness. Instead, try using an anti-frizz cleansing duo like Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner. The camellia shampoo and conditioner contain camellia seed oil which can help control frizz and add moisture back into the hair rather than stripping it. The shampoo uses extra gentle ingredients known as surfactants that come from coconut, corn and sugar to clean the hair. Pureology’s shampoos contain mild surfactants (a.k.a. surface-acting-agents) that take the place of sulfates in your shampoo. Plus, all of Pureology’s shampoos are ZeroSulfate which means that they are color safe while still having the power to tackle dirt, oil and other hair buildup.

2. Don’t Skimp On Clarifying Shampoo

If you currently have buildup you’re trying to get rid of, try cleansing with a detoxifying treatment. Once a week, switch up your usual cleansing regimen and wash hair using Purify Shampoo. The rosemary-infused shampoo helps remove impurities in the hair without stripping away your haircolor. Plus, if you’re a product junkie and love layering your styling products, it can also get rid of residue that’s left behind. Apply the shampoo to hair while it’s wet, then leave it on for one to two minutes to gently detoxify and cleanse.

3. Lather Up Carefully

Often, the cause of buildup can come down to rinsing your hair the wrong way. Take the time to properly wet your hair as much as possible then apply shampoo to your roots and rinse it away. For heavy conditioners and masks, focus these products on the ends of your hair. Avoid applying conditioning products directly to the scalp because these can be too heavy and cause buildup later on.

4. Apply Your Products Like A Pro

When it comes to styling products, less is more. This means that hairsprays should be applied a few inches away from the head instead of directly to the roots. As for hair oils, these types of products should be applied mainly to the ends of the hair, always avoiding the roots. Try to emulsify (rub) your styling products in your hands for a few seconds before applying them to the hair. This helps break up the product so it’s easier to spread and helps you use less of it. 

5. Keep Your Hair Hydrated

As the temperatures drop during the fall and winter months, your scalp’s natural reaction to cold weather is to dry out since there’s a lack of moisture in the air. Have you ever noticed that your lips tend to get chapped once it gets cold outside? A similar drying effect happens to your scalp and hair. One of the best things you can do to keep buildup in check is to make sure that your hair is properly hydrated. Adding moisturizing products like Hydrate Superfood Treatment to your routine can help you avoid buildup because it can make up for the lack of moisture in the air. This mask contains avocado and coconut oil that help moisturize dry hair, so it’s perfect for keeping your hair hydrated when you’re trying to avoid buildup. Just make sure you’re not applying too much product to your hair and focusing the mask mostly on the ends.  

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