Why does my hair feel rubbery?

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Why does my hair feel rubbery

Why our hair feel rubbery? Rubbery-feeling hair can be caused by using too many styling products, frequent heat styling, chemical treatments or dryness.

Ok, let’s get to know the science behind it. When hair is exposed to high temperatures or harsh chemicals, the proteins in the hair can become damaged, leading to a loss of moisture and flexibility. This can result in hair that feels stiff, brittle and prone to breakage. But we can easily restore elasticity and improve the texture of our hair. How? I’ve discussed in below about it.

Why we should understand our hair texture?

Understanding hair texture is important in determining why our hair may feel rubbery. Different types of hair texture can vary from fine and silky to coarse and wiry. Normal hair texture refers to hair that is neither too oily nor too dry.

Factors such as genetics, age and hormonal changes can affect hair texture. As well as, external factors like exposure to harsh chemicals, heat styling and improper hair care routines may also contribute to changes in texture. It’s important to identify our hair type and choose products and treatments accordingly to maintain healthy and balanced hair texture.

By understanding the factors that affect hair texture, obviously we can make informed decisions about our hair care routine to prevent it from feeling rubbery.

The causes of rubbery hair

The causes of rubbery hair

Naturally, the question may come to our mind that what is the causes of rubbery hair? Rubbery hair can be caused by multiple factors including overexposure to heat styling tools. The high temperatures from curling irons or straighteners can damage the hair’s protein structure, leaving it feeling weak and elastic. Chemical damage from treatments like hair dyes or perms can also contribute to rubbery hair. Do you know that?

Harsh chemicals can strip the hair of its natural moisture, making it brittle and flexible. Environmental factors can also play a role, as excessive sun exposure or exposure to chlorine from swimming pools can lead to hair damage. And hair texture itself can affect how rubbery it feels.

Fine hair is more prone to becoming rubbery than coarse hair. Finally, nutritional deficiencies can impact hair health and make it feel rubbery. Ensuring a balanced diet with adequate vitamins and minerals is crucial for maintaining healthy hair. I’m pretty sure that now your concept are fully clear about rubbery hair.

How to restore hair elasticity?

Hair that feels rubbery can be a sign of damage and loss of elasticity. My experience just say that. But how can we restore our hair elasticity? Ok, I’m sharing my points-

  • To restore hair elasticity, it’s important to avoid excessive heat and styling. These practices can further damage our hair and make it more prone to breakage.
  • Repairing damaged hair can be achieved through deep conditioning treatments. This helps to nourish and strengthen the hair strands.
  • And incorporating a balanced diet can promote healthy hair growth. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals such as fruits, vegetables and proteins, can contribute to the overall health of our hair.
  • Using the right hair care products specifically tailored to our hair type, can also help restore elasticity.

Now you can follow my above tips. I hope, by following my guidelines, you can restore your hair’s natural elasticity.


Ok, now are know that why our hair feels rubbery and how can we restore that. However, if you’re concerned about persistent rubbery hair, personally my suggest is to consult a professional hairstylist or trichologist who can provide personalized advice and solutions to address your specific hair concerns. Bu remember my point, with proper care and attention, you can regain the natural bounce and texture of your hair.

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