Can Overuse of Volumising Products Actually Make My Hair Limp?

Understanding how haircare products should be used maximises benefits for any hair type. Here's how to care for and style your fine, thin hair without weighing it down.

Although it's possible to overload your hair with many volumising products, it’s more likely that your hair is becoming limp and heavy because of the way you're using the products.

Understanding how haircare products should be used maximises benefits for any hair type. Here's how to care for and style your fine, thin hair without weighing it down.

 

Can overuse of volumising products actually make my hair limp?

 

How should I use my volumising shampoo and conditioner?


Washing your hair with the appropriate products is the best way to get thicker, healthier, more beautiful tresses.

A volumising shampoo temporarily swells the hair cuticles to give the impression of thicker hair until the next wash. These shampoos should be applied in the same way as any other shampoo, but it’s important that you rinse thoroughly to prevent product build-up.

Using a volumising conditioner alone isn’t necessarily going to add volume and lift to your hair. However, volumising formulas are more lightweight than regular conditioners. This way, you can enjoy the nourishment and protection of a conditioner without getting limp strands.

It’s important that you apply a small amount of conditioner to the mid lengths of your hair to prevent oil build-up on the scalp.


Should I use a clarifying shampoo?


Volumising products often work by coating the hair shaft to create extra thickness. However, these layers can build up on your hair over time.

Residue is the one of the main causes of weighed-down hair, so it’s important to use clarifying shampoos to prevent it. Use a product such as O&M Original Detox Shampoo every few washes to keep your hair free of any build-up.

 

Can overuse of volumising products actually make my hair limp?

 

How should I use volumising styling products?


You may choose to apply a volumising mousse, foam, or spray to your hair prior to drying. It's best to choose one rather than overloading your hair with several products.

If you have fine or thin hair, use a foam for a 'no-product' feel. Volumising root sprays can also help build lift on fine hair, but only use a lightweight formula such as evo Root Canal Base Support Spray.

If you have thicker hair, use a heavier mousse or spray for volume and hold, especially if you have naturally heavy hair. Use Kevin.Murphy Anti.Gravity.Spray, focusing on the roots for maximum lift and grip.


How should I use volumising products on my dry hair?


Once your hair has been blow-dried, it should feel light but with some extra volume and hold. If your hair feels weighed down, it's likely that either you used too much product or the product was too heavy for your hair type.

Lightly spritzing your hair with some hairspray will ensure your blow-dry holds. If you’re prone to weighed-down hair, switch to a lightweight spray such as Kevin.Murphy Doo.Over.

You may have to experiment with products to find the right combination for your hair type. It’s always important to use the recommended amount to avoid limp hair. Once you’ve found your perfect haircare routine, remember to use a clarifying shampoo regularly so you can continue to enjoy lush, healthy hair.

 

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