3 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Scalp Buildup
With any kind of buildup, the problem is that it clogs each hair follicle and keeps hair from functioning at its best. You will probably notice or feel signs of buildup such as an oily residue on your scalp, and dullness. You may also feel like your hair is heavy and impossible to get clean despite how often you wash and rinse using regular shampoo. In addition to these immediately noticeable signs, you may experience dryness, weak strands prone to breakage, and even hair loss if scalp buildup isn’t addressed.
Not to fear, we’re here to teach you how to get rid of scalp buildup so you don’t have to deal with any of the side effects.
What Causes Scalp Buildup
So, what causes scalp buildup in the first place? Identifying the root of the issue will help you treat buildup and detox hair more effectively.
The most common causes, some of which you may not realize are hurting your hair, are:
Thick hair care products or even just the constant use of products layered on top of each other can result in buildup.
Your hair may feel weighed down and/or greasy.
Particles in the air from dust, grime, and spent gas can settle on your hair and accumulate, causing buildup and leaving hair looking dirty and brittle.
Hard water is water that has a high amount of dissolved minerals, which can eventually result in buildup, causing your hair to look dull and dry. To test if
your water is one of the reasons you’re experiencing buildup, use the hard water indicator included with Perfect Hair Day™ (PhD) Triple detox shampoo.
While a lot of buildup is the result of external factors, sebum buildup on scalp skin is the result of excess oil production. A variety of things can cause the sebaceous glands on your scalp to produce excess oil, but one of the easiest things to prevent is overwashing. When you wash your hair too frequently, you strip your scalp’s skin of natural oils.
How To Get Rid of Scalp Buildup
1. Detox Your Hair
If your hair is feeling oily, cakey, or impossible to get clean, it’s time for a detox. Enlist the help of a clarifying shampoo such as our powerful, yet gentle, PhD Triple Detox Shampoo. If you deal with hair product buildup on the regular, this scalp cleansing product will be your saving grace. Use it once weekly to rid your hair of buildup from the three most common sources: product, hard water, and pollution. That’s right, this shampoo treats all three sources and does so without stripping your hair of moisture unlike many of the other clarifying shampoos on the market. It will leave your hair feeling soft, shiny, and more manageable, as well as reveal a fresh, clean, and revitalized scalp.
2. Pick the Right Products
In addition to using a clarifying shampoo such as our PhD Triple Detox
Shampoo once a week, your regular shampoo can help fight buildup too.
Make sure to choose a formula without sulfates or parabens which can
irritate sensitive scalps and make buildup worse. Shopping for hair products
online? We recommend our PhD Shampoo, which is not only sulfate-free
(free of SLS & SLES) but keeps hair feeling cleaner, longer, so you have to
wash and rinse less often.
In between washes, don’t be afraid to reach for dry shampoo, just make
sure it’s the right kind. Some dry shampoos sit on top of the hair and
increase buildup, however, our PhD Dry Shampoo actually cleans hair.
It contains fast-absorbing powders to soak up oil and sweat and a
patented Healthy Hair Molecule to help remove the powders from your
hair easily, resulting in fresh, clean hair, free from buildup.
3. Use A Scalp Treatment
To keep the sebaceous glands on your scalp from producing excess
essential oil, be sure to hydrate the skin. Our Dry Scalp Treatment features
a Hyaluronic-Based Molecular Patch that delivers instant hydration and
lasting relief, which can rebalance the good and bad bacteria in your
In just three easy steps, you’ll have a healthy scalp and
be buildup free—for good.