Can you over-condition your hair?
I talked with a client the other day who told me she lets her conditioner sit in her hair for hours (sometimes overnight) 😳 That is a huge no-no!!
Let’s talk about why you should NOT overcondition your hair:
•Can make the hair limp, mushy, too soft which contributes to breakage.
•It can cause scalp irritation.
•Doing this increases tangling in the hair, which contributes to breakage b/c of excessive detangling.
•Dryness & Brittleness…….which sounds weird right? Nope. Over-conditioning breaks down the cuticle (the outer layer of the hair strand). The cuticle helps to retain moisture in the hair.
•Stretches the hair which decreases the elasticity.
So the question is why do we feel the need to do this? Most of the time we’re using the wrong conditioner and need to switch.