Everyone is curious about the initial sticky feeling of using hair soap,
So I would like to explain the phenomena that causes a temporary period of stickiness
Commercial hair products, no matter how natural, contain other additives that remain on the hair
With the purpose of making your hair appear to be smooth and healthy.
Many people who are just starting to use hair soap,
Will experience an adaptation period, which may result in a feeling of dryness, or even stickiness, as though the hair is coated in wax.
This is the so-called hair soap "transition period", and it is perfectly normal.
Because there is a lot of chemical residue on the hair and within the porous hair shaft,
some time will be required to completely rid the hair of all artificial additives.
Stick with it, because what you end up with is
Healthy, soft and silky hair!
What I want to introduce to you today is,
Solutions to different scenarios of residue
1. Locally sticky:
The sticky places are usually places that are less likely to be washed when using conventional shampoo (especially the back of the head)
Because shampoo is slippery,
Sometimes it does not get sufficiently rinsed from the hair,
So there is a lot of residue in these specific areas.
In contrast, as long as handmade soap is rinsed clean,
There will only be a slight tingling sensation brought by the water, and you can feel if the hair is thoroughly rinsed or not!
If you are having problems with localized stickiness, simply apply more soap to the area to generate a good lather, and rinse clean!
Wash your hair layer by layer, making sure that no areas of the scalp or hair are missed
(And remember to add water, there will be no bubbles where there is no water)
It will be clean in a few days!
2. Only the ends are sticky:
This could be happening because the ends of the hair are damaged.
This will make it difficult to clean the hair, as chemical residues become lodged in the porous damaged portion of the hair shaft.
However, it is not necessarily impossible to transition the damaged portions of the hair. More time and more washes will be needed in order to completely rid the hair of all artificial residue.
Once you've fully cleansed the hair, it won't feel sticky anymore.
But if you continue to wash for a week and you can't wash off the sticky feeling, It is also possible that the particular formula you are using is not suitable for your scalp and hair type, and you might need to try a new formula.
3. The whole head is sticky:
If you have washed in accordance with all Soap Day recommendations, and you are still experiencing all-over stickiness,
That means that the formula you have chosen is not cleansing enough for your scalp and hair type.
If after no matter how much you wash, it doesn't help–after a week, the whole head is still sticky,
Try another formula with a stronger cleaning power! (Please refer to our list of rankings to find your best match)
The transition period summarized:
Wash away residual synthetic chemicals
Gradually adjust scalp properties
No need to wash your hair every day, your oil production will be balanced