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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

How to Know if You Have Shampoo Residue in Your Hair?

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Dr. Rohit BatraDermatologist • 25 Years Exp.MD - Dermatology, MBBS
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Shampooing is a no-brainer activity that most people do not pay much attention to. Usually, a quick wash in the morning is all that people do to keep their hair and scalp clean. But did you know you can end up with dirtier hair than before if you don't wash off the shampoo properly

Improper washing of hair post-shampooing can lead to the build-up of shampoo residue in your hair, which only adds to the dirt you try to clean by shampooing. Also, excessive build-up of product residue causes hair and scalp irritation and even impedes hair growth.

How do you know if you have shampoo residue in your hair?

  1. Your hair appears dull, dry and dirty despite being freshly washed
  2. It feels as though there is a layer of heavy coating on the hair mass
  3. Your hair feels flat as though there has been a loss of volume
  4. Styling of hair becomes difficult and time-consuming

The signs of shampoo residue build-up closely resemble that of hair damage. In order to prevent it, thorough rinsing is of utmost importance. In fact, rinsing your hair for a minimum of two minutes post-shampoo is strongly advised in order to prevent build-up.

Also, using a clarifying shampoo regularly clears residue out of the hair, and unnecessarily over-applying the product should always be avoided. Cleanse your hair once a week to keep it fresh and healthy and use a good shampoo with a formula that is suited to your hair.

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