Build-Up: What It Is and How to Let Your Scalp Breathe Again
Most people think that product build-up only means oily and waxy residue on your hair, but you won’t believe how many things can cause build-up on our scalp.
It is very common to have oily hair, as many products that we find in the market, provide shine and softness to your hair by using chemicals, oils, or wax. These products might work if you use them once in a while but may cause build-up when used on a regular basis.
You must wash your hair the right way, otherwise, you will leave residue behind that will create build up. This will clog hair pores and won’t let moisture or nutrients penetrate into the hair, drying it out.
But that’s not the only reason why residues build up on our scalp; there are also external factors such as the environment and internal factors such as medications.
Environmental factors like dust can mix with natural hair oils, creating build-up. Internal factors such as hormonal issues, birth control, or thyroid medication may cause build-up on your scalp.
The best solution is applying the oil–pulling technique, which consists of using natural oils. Apply one or two drops onto your scalp, massage thoroughly to remove all the buildup, then rinse.