6 Early Signs Your Hair Has Build-Up And How To Fix It

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

You might have noticed that every surface of your house accumulates a certain amount of dust and filth daily, which is why dusting is necessary. Unfortunately, just like them, even our skin and hair are exposed to dust and dirt, which settles under the shelter of hair roots and forms grime. And out of all the problems your hair is already struggling with, build-up is the last thing you want to add to the list, but unfortunately, it is a common hair problem. The sebum mixes with the dust to form a greasy substance that blocks pores and leads to hair and scalp problems. So it is essential to treat it while it’s fresh, so the damage to your hair is minimal. Here in this article are some early signs of hair build-up that you must watch out for.

1. Lack Of Volume

Lack Of Volume
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The absence of volume is caused by the hair’s inability to escape the filth at its roots. In addition, the accumulation causes severe hair breakage, making it challenging to maintain your hair density for extended periods. If you have tried several volumizing sprays without success, you should investigate other potential causes of build-up in your hair. Vinegar or lemon water washes can eliminate this residue, reviving your hair and restoring its natural volume.

2. Less Absorbent Hair

Less Absorbent Hair
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In most cases, a severe case of hair build-up is to blame when your hair stops absorbing water and hair products. The dirt that makes up the accumulation forms a barrier that prevents oils and moisture from reaching the hair; this layer must be removed. If your hair doesn’t soak up conditioners and styling aids, utilizing anti-buildup solutions to remedy the problem will be much more chore. You may need to use acidic do-it-yourself treatments to break down the filth before adjusting your washing regimen to make the hair more porous.

3. Dull Hair

Dull Hair
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Too much dirt and filth in the hair can clog the hair follicles, causing the hair to become weighed down and unhealthy. When this happens, washing your hair every day won’t help since your strands aren’t porous enough to soak up the oils that will enhance their appearance. The lack of absorption of moisture and hair products, even in the absence of apparent filth, is a telltale symptom of build-up. As a result, your hair will seem drab, brittle, and abnormally dry.

4. Doesn’t Hold Curls

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A build-up of styling products makes your hair less receptive to curls. To achieve long lasting curls, your hair must soak sufficient moisture. It makes sense that this is the case, as a slower absorption rate is a symptom of grime accumulation. Your hair might maintain curls with less significant accumulation, but they wouldn’t be nearly as noticeable or last as long. In such a case, a wash with an acidic solution, such as lime water, may be necessary to restore your hair.

5. Visible Grime

Visible Grime
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Taking a peek at your hair in the mirror is the easiest approach to detect grime accumulation. If the residue isn’t readily apparent, there isn’t likely to be enough significant accumulation to require cleaning. If you glance in the mirror and notice residue, you should take steps to brush your hair more frequently. In addition, you should rethink the products you use on your hair if the accumulation worsens. The dirt can be washed out of your hair for good if you wash it more regularly.

6. Itchy Scalp

Itchy Scalp
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Even while an itching scalp isn’t usually an indication of accumulation in our hair, you also can attribute the itching to residue if it happens alongside any of the other symptoms on this list. Most substances that contribute to the accumulation are hostile to the scalp and can lead to infections that make you itchy. Scratching the hair more often than usual may be a sign of build-up. Try brushing your hair more often to see if it makes a difference. If it doesn’t, try one of the advanced do-it-yourself solutions below.

How To Fix Build-up

Once you have diagnosed the problem, coming up with solutions will take a little time. However, here are some home remedies to try.

1. Vinegar Massage

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Vinegar may be used as a do-it-yourself treatment that is highly effective against build-up. The treatment for build-up on hair is washing your scalp with vinegar, oil, and flavorings to eliminate the build-up. A microfiber cloth dampened with vinegar solution may clean hair with minimal accumulation. However, if the build-up is severe, shampooing hair with the answer is your best bet.

2. Wash With Lime Water

Wash With Lime Water
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Both limes and lemons are quite acidic, with pH values that may break down much of the residue accumulated in your hair. A solution comparable to vinegar therapy may be made with just a few teaspoons of lime water. Lime water may be used the same way as vinegar to remove build-up from hair. You apply the same method, but a conditioner is advised to eliminate the dirty lime residue.

The build-up is unfortunately common even if you shampoo your hair often or cover it up in scarves and hats. It can also be because of hard water that leaves residues in your hair after washing. Make sure you identify the reason behind the build-up and work on solutions accordingly. So, what is your favorite way to fight hair problems? Let us know in the comments section.

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