What to Do if you’re in Moisture Overload

by GAIA TONANZI
What to Do if you’re in Moisture Overload

Hair that’s suffering from moisture overload can become frizzy, limp, and struggle to hold your curls. Moisture overload can, however, be fixed. Our ultimate guide gives you guidance on whether your hair has too much moisture, and how you can address it if you do.

Common signs of Moisture Overload

If you’re in moisture overload, this means that you have moisturized your hair too much, without providing the necessary proteins to give the hair structure. You have lost your protein moisture balance.

Hair in moisture overload will have some distinctive symptoms:

  • If you pull one strand of hair it will stretch and stretch without bouncing back, and eventually fall apart and tear
  • The hair will feel mushy, limp and excessively soft
  • Your curls will struggle to hold their shape, they will have little definition and tend to fall flatter than normal
  • You will have more frizz than normal, a fluffy, soft type of frizz
  • Your hair will feel weighed down, as if you applied too much product

Hair displaying these signs most likely has a protein moisture imbalance. With the correct products this can be fixed, and you can go back to having the definition and bounce you are used to.

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How to fix moisture overload

When your hair has too much moisture, you should focus on replenishing the necessary proteins that help it retain proper structure. This can be done in just a few simple steps.

To restore your hair balance, you should first clarify your hair and scalp using our Wash & Scrub. This scalp cleanser will help ‘reset’ your hair by melting away build up, exfoliating the scalp and creating the perfect environment for your hair follicles.

After clarifying, you should begin to repair your hair by doing a strengthening treatment. Our Bond Curl Rehab Salve is formulated for this purpose. Leave on the hair for at least 30min to repair hair bonds, strengthen the hair from the inside protect it from future damage.

Going forward, you should start incorporating more protein-rich products into your haircare routine to avoid falling into moisture overload again. Our Strength Recipe collection has products you can use in your daily routine. Finding out your hair porosity is a great way to understand how much protein you should use in your routine.

Finding the right routine for your needs

We’ve created curl-loving, gourmet haircare perfect for those curly, coily and wavy hair. From shampoos & co-washers, conditionersleave-in and stylers to nourishing hair treatments, we’ve got all your curly needs sorted. Not sure where to start? Head to our curl quiz!

Gaia Tonanzi
Product Development & Textured Hair Expert

Product development expert on a mission to shine the spotlight on textured hair, bringing awareness of the category to the whole haircare industry. She is passionate about debunking false myths and bringing science-backed facts to the community, creating easy-to-follow guides to simplify curly haircare.

Gaia Tonanzi
Product Development & Textured Hair Expert

Product development expert on a mission to shine the spotlight on textured hair, bringing awareness of the category to the whole haircare industry. She is passionate about debunking false myths and bringing science-backed facts to the community, creating easy-to-follow guides to simplify curly haircare.