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GREASY?!?!?

Don't know what to do. I'm mixed, so my hair is naturally very dry. I use a lot of conditioner. I find the more I use, the softer it feels and the more it hangs down the way I like it.. But people sometimes say that it feels greasy when they tousle it. I want touchable hair, but I still want to keep the greatness of the conditioner!! What to do? Could this be related to the fact that I use less leave in then rinse out conditioner?

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  • island_curlisland_curl Posts: 40Registered Users
    Don't know what to do. I'm mixed, so my hair is naturally very dry. I use a lot of conditioner. I find the more I use, the softer it feels and the more it hangs down the way I like it.. But people sometimes say that it feels greasy when they tousle it. I want touchable hair, but I still want to keep the greatness of the conditioner!! What to do? Could this be related to the fact that I use less leave in then rinse out conditioner?

    greasy? maybe they're feeling the leftover condition and are mistaking it for grease... I don't know if there is greasy dry curly hair... :confused:
    Hair Type: 3B and/or 3C depending.
    No-poo
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals (Coconut and Tangerine)
    Products:Lustrasilk Shea Butter Mango Plus :love4:
    Too bad HEHH has a cone-it gives great slip. :protest:
    Sometimes use Honey, Olive oil and condish as a DT
    Need a cg gel (can't wait till I get to Sally's!)
  • island_curlisland_curl Posts: 40Registered Users
    so i did a little more research ( just use the search box for greasy hair and you get a bunch of hits) and the mostly people had greasy hair from too much oils/shea butter and the like. or it could be OC. It seemed to have built up on their hair. Do you shampoo at all? maybe you need a shampoo. oh just got an idea. if you feel your hair with no condish, stylers, ect, does it feel greasy then?

    hope this helps!
    Hair Type: 3B and/or 3C depending.
    No-poo
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals (Coconut and Tangerine)
    Products:Lustrasilk Shea Butter Mango Plus :love4:
    Too bad HEHH has a cone-it gives great slip. :protest:
    Sometimes use Honey, Olive oil and condish as a DT
    Need a cg gel (can't wait till I get to Sally's!)
  • MaciMaci Posts: 180Registered Users
    so i did a little more research ( just use the search box for greasy hair and you get a bunch of hits) and the mostly people had greasy hair from too much oils/shea butter and the like. or it could be OC. It seemed to have built up on their hair. Do you shampoo at all? maybe you need a shampoo. oh just got an idea. if you feel your hair with no condish, stylers, ect, does it feel greasy then?

    hope this helps!
    I think you're on to something. I was having the same problem when I first went CG. I found that a few of my old condishes and stylers had things like castor or mineral oil or petroleum. After a lot of experimentation, I found out that those ingredients made my hair greasy feeling. I threw them out and now don't have that problem. Hope this helps!!
    Spirals, curls & waves, Med-Coarse Texture, Med Porosity, Low Elasticity
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Your hair may not be absorbing all of the conditioner you're leaving in/on it. My hair is low porosity. I use minute amounts of some of the heavier products. I know it takes longer for my hair to absorb the oils/butters then with lighter products. I do sit under a hard hat bonnet dryer for about 15 minutes on low. Let my hair air dry for about an hour. I can still feel a little of the heavier products on my hair when I SOTC, but it's gone in another hour or so. If it wasn't, I'd think I used too much or it wasn't a product for my hair.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • hairlikethewaterhairlikethewater Posts: 15Registered Users
    Well, I only started shampooing my scalp once I started thinking my hair was greasy. So I did, and it helped. But I think the problem might be my conditioner. Thanks guys!!