Why Does Shampoo Dry Out My Hair?

Why Does Shampoo Dry Out My Hair?

If your hair is always dry, your shampoo may be the cause.

You may have noticed that your hair tends to feel dry after using shampoo. It can make your hair quite brittle at the ends. If you’re wondering why that happens, the answer is pretty simple.

Shampoo strips away dirt, oil, and buildup from your scalp. While this may sound like a good thing, it can be very damaging to your hair.

Conventional shampoos use harsh detergents, called sulfates, to remove impurities from your hair. These are stripped away with the oils from your scalp leaving it dry and frizzy.

The oils found on our scalps are there for a reason: they protect and moisturize our hair so that it doesn’t become brittle or break off easily. Conventional shampoos take these essential nutrients out of our hair leaving us with nothing but straw!

Using a moisturizing shampoo like ours makes a huge difference in how your hair feels after you wash it. But how you use your shampoo matters just as much as what shampoo you use!

Here are some reasons why your hair may be dry after using shampoo and how to fix it.

You’re not properly rinsing your hair after shampooing.

If you want to avoid drying out your hair on wash days, make sure you rinse out your shampoo properly. Use cool water, not hot. Hot water can damage the delicate proteins in your hair and scalp that keep it moisturized and strong.

Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel after rinsing the shampoo from your strands—this can lead to breakage and frizziness over time. Instead, gently blot (or squeeze) excess moisture from your locks until they’re less damp than before rinsing them.

You are overwashing your hair.

An obvious reason your shampoo might be drying out your hair is that you’re washing it too often. If you have oily hair, it might be tempting to wash it every day. But overwashing can strip the natural oils from your scalp and cause dry flaky skin.

If you don’t have oily hair and are still tempted to wash it every day—don’t!

Your head doesn’t need a good scrubbing all that often. In fact, experts recommend doing so no more than three times per week for optimal health.

Your hair is damaged from heat or bleach.

If you’re a regular user of heated tools, such as straightening irons or curling wands, you may have noticed that your hair dries out and loses its natural moisture more quickly. This is because heat can cause damage to the protein structure of your hair, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage.

If you’ve ever bleached your locks, then you know how dry your hair can be afterward.

In fact, we created Ellatu Silky Touch for exactly this reason. After bleaching our hair blonde for several years straight, we went through a phase where our ends were so dry that they would split right down the middle and break off.

What we found was that a lot of the time this was happening because we were using shampoos with sulfates in them. The sulfates in the shampoos we were using were taking our already bleached damaged hair and making it 10 times worse!

Other times it was because the shampoo didn’t have enough moisturizing ingredients. So even if we used a gentle cleansing shampoo, without moisture being added back into our hair it was a lost cause. Our hair was suffering from roots to ends.

Shampoos designed explicitly for bleached or damaged hair have gentler formulas. They can benefit all hair types, even if your hair isn’t damaged.
So, we decided to take things one step further and create a gentle shampoo that moisturizes your hair, and rebuilds its broken bonds, too!

You Need A Moisturizing Shampoo


If you’re looking for a shampoo that will moisturize your hair and prevent dryness, then you need Ellatu Silky Touch Shampoo. Our gentle cleansing shampoo contains a variety of nourishing ingredients that replenish moisture as they cleanse your hair.

The result is shiny, healthy-looking hair that feels soft and smooth – without any of the dryness you’d get from using conventional shampoos!

What’s our secret? We infuse our formulas with hyaluronic acid to deliver moisture deep into your hair strand. Combined with our incredible bond-building technology, the heavenly hydration makes your hair look and feel healthy again.

Try Ellatu Silky Touch for yourself and experience the magic!

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