View Full Version : Hair soaking up conditioner like crazy- HELP

August 18th, 2014, 04:49 PM
For the last 2 washes I have noticed my hair is constantly soaking up conditioner, no matter how much I put on... :confused:
Previously, I would use my normal amount of conditioner and that would make my hair nice and sleek in the shower, but right now i would put the same amount on and it would feel as if i haven't used anything!! So now I've just put on more and more, and it just would not stop soaking it up...
I often wash my hair every other day, however this morning (washed my hair on Saturday night) my hair felt so greasy yet dry as if I haven't washed it for weeks..
Anyone had this problem or has an explanation/solution?
Over a week ago I have dyed my hair a darker shade with Nice N Easy (permanent, going from bleached blonde to dark blonde), so no /extremely/ harsh bleach involved and the problem didn't occur straight after this either. Don't use heat and use a 'Supersoft' conditioner and tonight I used 'Gliss Kur' to see if there is a difference (both not the most expensive ones but often left my hair feeling lovely and soft hence I am so surprised)
Thank you!

August 18th, 2014, 04:58 PM
I'd clarify. And try a different conditioner than you're using. It might be the conditioner that doesn't agree with you.

August 19th, 2014, 02:42 PM
I will second clarifying because if your hair is coated with something you can pour on conditioner but it won't do anything. It could well be, I am no scientist and don't play one on TV, that the colouring has changed your hair's needs somewhat and you may well need a richer conditioner. Or go to double conditioning or a leave in to help the dryness. But clarify first.

August 19th, 2014, 02:44 PM
I second what lapushka said.

August 19th, 2014, 03:23 PM
I clarified today because my hair already got a bit greasy, but the same problem happened straight after :thud: I've coloured and bleached before (way too many times :shake: ) and didn't have this problem with even really harsh bleach. I'll continue clarifying I guess and see what happens :/

August 19th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Have you used a protein treatment? It may be that with all the dye damage your hair just doesn't have enough structure to hold onto the moisture and conditioning agents.

August 19th, 2014, 05:07 PM
Maybe clarify, air dry, and then apply some coconut oil for at least 14 hours and see how it feels?

August 20th, 2014, 03:59 PM
The problem not being noticed right after dying might be down to silicones in the dye itself or the after colour conditioner. My money is on dye damage; even darker shades contain peroxide and are highly alkaline. Dye damage can manifest as weird feeling hair when wet (chewing gum etc) and/ or rough or stripped feeling when dry.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Volume is loaded with hydrolysed protein, it's not a poor quality product IMO despite the price. I haven't used any other conditioners in that line tho. Other proven beneficial ingredients for damaged hair include coconut oil, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol.