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Quick Tips for Dealing with “Wet Hair Syndrome”

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Have you ever had this problem? “Wet hair syndrome” You take the time moisturize your hair with oil and water, but then the entire day your face and neck are dripping oil…I mean, not just dripping, but oozing with oil! The other day I was in that situation where the left side of my face was oozing oil and I couldn’t stop it. Even more embarrassing, I had sit in the dentist chair and when I got up it reminded me of the scene in “Coming to America” when Daryl’s family left Jerry Curl juice stains on the McDowell’s couch. Yuck!  Here are some tips to avoid that from happening:


1. Apply, the minimal amount of oil. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of putting too much product. Sometimes we have the mentality of the more product I use, the more benefit. Instead, use a small amount and gently work the oil in. To ensure you use a small amount, rub the oil into the palms of your hands first.

2. Remove excess moisture w/ a towel before styling. Get a large towel soak up the excess. Press and squeeze the oil and water out of your hair. If you are detangling, and preparing for a wash, this does not apply, because you will wash it out anyway.

3. As a last resort, blow dry the hair on “low” to dry up the excess moisture. If you have a diffuser, that’s even better because you are not putting direct heat on the hair. Plus, a diffuser will allow you to target specific areas like the roots only to avoid damaging your ends.

4. For a wash-n-go that is still dripping wet, try loosely wrapping it with a sheer scarf to catch the water. Try not to disrupt the style too much. The sheerness will allow it to still air-dry.

5. If the style lends itself to wearing the scarf in a bow, that will catch any drippage that you have from oozing onto your face. Also, wearing a pretty scarf around your neck will at least prevent the water and oil from dripping onto your clothes.

Either way, try to follow step one to avoid this problem altogether.

Have you had this problem? What are some of your ways of dealing with this?