Oct 30 , 2020
You've been taking good care of your dyed 4c hair and it's giving you the right glow and bounce. Not too long later, you suddenly notice your tresses are starting to look dry, thin, and dull. Did you know that hair care products can stick to your scalp and form build up?
Before looking at the various ways to get rid of the build up, let's find out the causes first.
What is Product Build up?
Build up is an issue commonly encountered by women who use most types of hair care products for their hair which can often cause unsightly and unwanted dandruff or an itchy scalp.
If you've experienced an itchy or dry scalp, heavy or greasy tresses, and/or flakes, this may be as a result of product which has built up, and it’s a sign you need to wash or clarify your hair.
Once you know the causes, you're now ready to get rid of product build up on your dyed 4c hair.
Steps to Remove Product Build up from Kinky, Curly Hair
Get rid of the unpleasant build up on your scalp with these 5 easy ways:
Use an anti-residue or clarifying shampoo
Primarily, regular shampoos can remove excess oil and dirt from your hair, whereas clarifying shampoos are specifically used for build up removal. Try to use these kinds of shampoos at least once a month. This will help to properly eliminate residues from the products you use.
Rinse Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar
Remove build up from hair naturally with apple cider vinegar. Mix the Apple Cider Vinegar with water to wash hair after shampooing using a 1:3 ratio (for example, 1 small cup of apple cider and 3 small cups of water – if you are making a larger volume). You can pour the mixture inside a spray bottle or right onto your afro hair. Whichever works best for you. Then let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. It detangles hair and closes its cuticles, leaving it shiny and smooth. Apple Cider Vinegar can also serve as part of your regular wash day hair routine.
Scrub Your Scalp
Your scalp will reflect signs of the product build up you may have, so it would be a great help to gently massage or scrub the hair for extra cleansing. To do this massage the product you’re using onto your scalp and do so in circular motions. Then allow two minutes to let it sit before washing it all off. The build up will start to lessen when you use the right scrub.
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is a multi-purpose item you can use to give you a natural option to get rid of build up from your 4c strands. Get one tablespoon of baking soda and mix it into your shampoo. Then wash your curls and rinse them like you normally do. You can even create your own baking soda clarifying shampoo treatment by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with half a cup of warm water and half a cup of apple cider vinegar.
Try Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is one of the best natural remedies out there. It fights against oily and limp hair and boosts its shine. It also aids in reversing common signs of build up. It even improves the health of your hair follicles.
Remove product build up from dyed 4c afro hair with these tips to have healthy scalp and hair. You can get the best haircare regimen for your tresses with our Sta-Sof-Fro hair oils which you can use to gently moisturise your hair, preventing too much product build up in the long run.