Sometimes, it’s not the product it’s you! Your products may be perfectly fine but you may need to make some adjustments. Otherwise, you will not have success with any products that you use.
If you have too much buildup in your hair, it will be hard for your product to work effectively. Which is why sometimes you need to use a clarifying shampoo even if you normally prefer co-washing or using a moisturizing shampoo. Clarifying will help you to start with a clean slate that will give you the chance to see the full effect of your products in action.
SEE ALSO: 5 Reasons to Use a Clarifying Shampoo
Hard water will expose your hair to harsh mineral deposits that will make your hair dry. Your products in all likelihood may not have what it takes to fight this dryness. So if you believe you have a hard water problem, the best way you can combat this issue is to use a chelating shampoo that will work to remove these deposits from your hair and consider investing in a water filter.
Trim those ends
When your ends are in bad shape the best thing that you can do is remove them. No product that you use can resolve this, as once your ends are damaged the only thing you can do to repair your hair is remove them. Split ends will give your hair a really unhealthy looking appearance and no product can cover this up. It doesn’t matter how amazing the product is!
Use water instead of adding more product all time
Often times we turn to adding more product to our hair if it feels dry, when sometimes more product isn’t the answer. The problem with this, is after a while if you keep layering product upon product all you are doing is creating buildup in your hair. Sometimes, it is better to spritz your hair as needed with water. Doing this will reactivate the product and help it to better penetrate your hair.
Using the LOC (Leave In, Oil and Cream) method, helps you to seal in moisture by using a layering system. You first start with a good leave in conditioner, then an oil and seal in all the layers with a cream. Here is a good demonstration of the process:
Make these modifications and you should see a big difference in the effectiveness of your products…if you have good ones!