While some curl types love heavy products, for others it can weigh hair down and cause buildup. Here’s how to tell if your products are too heavy.
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Hair feels weighed down
If after you apply your leave-in, if your hair looks and feels weighed down long after you applied your product, chances are you are either applying too much product, or the product you are using is too thick for your hair. After applying your product, your hair should be able to move freely and not feel heavy, greasy or feel like it has buildup.
Hair looks/feels greasy
Wet look aside, if days after you apply your hair product you don’t need to refresh or add water, and your hair looks and feels greasy, your product is probably too heavy for your hair type. Natural hair is naturally on the drier side as it takes longer for the oils that our scalp naturally produces to travel down curls, kinks, and coils of natural hair, greasy looking hair is a good indication that your product is too heavy for your hair.
Products to use
Give your thicker products to a girlfriend or save them for use when your hair is feeling extra dry. Try some of our lightweight products which will condition your hair without weighing it down. Our Green Tea Super Moist Leave in Conditioner with Green Tea and Argan Oil works to keep hair soft, shiny, and manageable while detangling knots and reducing frizz. The Rose Water Curl Refresher with Rose Water, Green Tea and Coconut Oil extends the life of curls while enhancing shine, reducing frizz and leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable. Finally, our Sweet Honey Hair Milk with Raw Honey and Agave Nectar is a great lightweight leave-in. The hair milk moisturizes and protects hair while working to minimize breakage.