There’re several reasons why hair becomes stretchy: hormonal changes, stress, chemical treatments, and even genetics itself. And there’re various degrees of hair damage, depending on the type of elasticity you have. However, there’s good news! It’s possible to get your hair back.
How do you fix elastic hair?
Incorporate protein treatments to add strength to the hair and temporarily close holes in the hair’s cuticle. Deep-condition and consider using apple cider vinegar and aloe vera to restore the hair’s pH balance. Then, seal with an oil to help retain as much moisture as possible.
Why does my hair feels like elastic after bleaching?
If hair is over-bleached, the cuticle will not lay flat again once the process is complete, and this is what causes hair to feel coarse and to look dull and lifeless. Bleaching will also cause the hair strand to weaken, so it will begin to snap off like a weak rubber band, causing hair to look thin and stringy.
Why does my hair stretch when I pull it?
“If it stretches and then snaps, it’s most likely porous, meaning it is dehydrated! That is a moisture issue. If the hair doesn’t stretch and immediately snaps, you need protein to rebuild its structure from within.”
Can you repair gummy hair?
This type of damage is irreversible and therefore you cannot truly repair it. The only thing you can do to stop hair from feeling like gummy for a temporary amount of time is to do deep conditioning treatments with hydrolyzed protein.
What does gummy hair feel like?
People say that, ‘gummy’ or, ‘rubbery’ hair is a symptom of hair that is, ‘overconditioned‘. … When I used one milk protein conditioner, my hair then went to rubber when wet. It was feeling crunchy when dry.
How long does it take for over processed hair to get back to normal?
If your hair isn’t too damaged, Judy says you might see results after the first treatment. If things are a bit more serious, it might take two to three months of bi-weekly treatments, along with conservative heat styling. AKA grab hold of that heat protectant, kids— and don’t let go.
How do you fix over processed hair?
Once your hair has been damaged by heat, dye, or a relaxer, you can’t undo the damage. However, you can make your hair look and feel better by adding deep-conditioning masks, leave-in conditioners, and hair restoration products.
Why do my strands of hair feel bumpy?
Weak spots form at certain points along the strand. Nearby harder segments of the cortex press into these weak areas, causing nodules or ridges to form. This creates a bumpy appearance on your hair strand. It usually results in hair that breaks easily.