Greasy Hair After Dying - Problem and Solution
My daughter came to me a few days ago complaining of a greasy sticky spot on the crown of her head. I know from past experience that if you have died your hair and over-processed it, it can cause your hair to feel like this. But, while we did dye her hair a couple of days prior to this problem, we had only died the underneath side of her hair, not the crown (she wanted the bottom layer of her hair black).
Since I knew the problem couldn't be over-processing, I turned to the Internet and found this site.
After the vinegar & water treatment failed, we tried dawn soap and Aussie 3 minute miracle, that helped a little, next we tried a paste of baking soda & dawn, rinsed that with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water, then washed with Aussie mend & repair, and conditioned with the same. Again, a bit better, but still there. So finally we tried the olive oil. We soaked her hair in olive oil 15 minutes and washed twice with dawn and conditioned with Aussie 3 minute miracle and YAY....we have the solution!
By the way she used Herbal Essences hair dye and their conditioner, which I see on this thread seems to be a common factor. We are fairly sure this was the problem we had here.
But like I said in the beginning, I have used dye before and by leaving the dye in too long, this will cause your hair to feel greasy and sticky also. If you suspect that you have damaged your hair, go to the nearest Ulta store and buy Joico K-Pac Reconstruct shampoo, conditioner and get their deep conditioner also. It's a little pricy but because their products contain human hair keratin it will help to repair the damaged hair. This is the only thing that I found that would fix the damage done by the dye. Use the deep conditioner the first couple of washes, then switch to the regular conditioner after that.
For the record, I use Garnier hair dye and have never had the problem my daughter had from the conditioner. The over-processing was my own fault, trying to lighten my color and leaving the dye in too long.
Hope this helps everyone! Good luck!
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