Do you over-moisturize? Hygral Fatigue and You Part 3

I have a bag of jumbo stuffed marshmallows and jolly ranchers. For each 50 words, I eat one jolly rancher. I’m tired, guys, it’s Friday.


Sorry that was my head falling on the keyboard. Anyway let’s get on with hygral fatigue. As we discussed in my previous post, hygral fatigue is when an excess of conditioner.

Preventing Hygral Fatigue

If you believe your hair suffers from hygral fatigue, there are a few steps you can do to prevent this issue.

  • Limit the amount of time your hair is drenched in water, such as overnight conditioning. After rinsing out your conditioner, opt for sealing the moisture with a great leave-in conditioner.
  • Pre-poo an oil like coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado oil, which are small enough to penetrate the hair shaft, attach to the protein structure, and reduce the amount of swelling to the hair cuticle.
  • Utilize pH-balanced products to help close the hair cuticle combating overly porous hair.

How to Tell If Your Hair Is Over-Moisturized

Low elasticity is one of the main indicators of over-moisturized hair. If your hair has a hard time stretching when wet and does not return to its natural state after pulling, your hair more than likely has low elasticity. Research shows elasticity cannot exist when there is an imbalance of moisture and protein. Keratin helps to strengthen the hair strands, which ultimately reduces breakage when stretched while moisture aids in helping the hair stretch and return to its natural state.

Overly moisturized hair is also associated with a limp, gummy-feeling of the hair when wet. T However, before jumping headfirst into either one of these options, it is best to consult a professional stylist if you are unsure of your needs. Too much protein can send your hair into the opposite spectrum of hygral fatigue resulting in protein overload, also known as protein sensitivity, which can also result in breakage. Remember it is all about balance.

Has your hair experienced hygral fatigue? How did you deal with this issue? Tell me in the comments below?


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