Along with the stylish and trending tips we deliver to you comes the nitty gritty educational, maybe not so beautiful hair advice. That’s right, today we’re talking about product build-up which can affect your scalp and your locks.
No need to get squeamish!
You may have heard of ‘build-up’ before, it’s one of those words we recognize from hair care lingo but never actually properly understood what it meant. Pretty much, product build-up is the accumulation of stuff that is found on the hair shaft or scalp. And the more products you regularly use, the more stuff you will have accumulated!
There’s some bits and bobs that are important to know when it comes to this, and we have all the info you need such as how to avoid it, how to sort it and the best products to use.
Read on dah-ling, we’ve got you and your unwanted stuff covered!
What Causes Product Build-Up?
Product build-up can be caused by both your natural hair oil and also some hair products.
A lot of the time the products we use contain ingredients including mineral oil, petroleum, waxes, butters, heavy oils, high molecular weight silicones….. So all the thick heavy stuff!
These types of ingredients don’t always wash off easily and are not water-soluble. This doesn’t make the products or ingredients all bad. It’s just always good to know how to get rid of the product build-up from time to time. Out with the old and in with the new so to speak.
You can use a cocktail of N4s premium products to help with the styling. From the Sugar Texturizing Spray that will add gentle beach waves, to the Blow Dry Lotion that will help shape your hair however you want it! We’ve got a product that will transform your bob to something you’d see on the red carpet.
What Can Product Build-Up Look Like?
Good question! There are quite a few different tell-tale signs, which can be a good thing so it doesn’t go unnoticed and you can do something about it! You may have hair product build-up if any of the following apply to you:
- Your hair gets easily greasy
A lot of build-up can be caused by oily products, or even your own natural hair oils!
- Hair is lackluster and looking dull
As more of the build-up is created, there can be less room for your natural hair oil to coat your locks. This can make you hair look dull and it won’t shine as much
- You can’t get your hair to hold its natural shape
When more products build-up on your hair, your strands are less likely to absorb moisture because the surface is blocked
Those are some common signs, but you can also experience dryness and breakage due to lack of moisture , scalp irritation, flakiness, and even hair loss (this is rather extreme though).
How Can I Get Rid of Product Build-Up?
The best way to deal with this is to simply wash your hair. BUT… with the right product.
N4s Clarifying Shampoo will go above and beyond to help you out when it comes to eliminating unwanted stuff!
It gives you an intense deep clean, doesn’t strip moisture or color, but does strip all the build-up you actually want to get rid of. With a blend of White Freesia, Golden Amber and Warm Musk, you will be wanting to use this not only for the beautiful results, but also the gorgeous scent.
Whether you’re wanting to remove hair product build-up, unwanted chlorine tones or simply sorting out your oily scalp then this is the shampoo for dah-ling.
You can think of this shampoo as a hairdresser in a bottle, it works hard, it’s perfect for massaging into the scalp, it doesn’t just clean the hair it goes further and you’re left with stunning strands!
All you need to do is emulsify a small amount in your hands and massage into wet hair. We recommend washing twice to remove all impurities. The best thing about the Clarifying Shampoo? It is extra-gentle and can be used with every wash, meaning it’ll now be easy to avoid that pesky hair product build-up forever. Amen to that!
Why not up your hair care routine this year with more of N4s trending tips! Up next is: 7 simple Tips To Maintain Your Hair Color.