Hair Feels Waxy After Washing. I've had this issue sometimes, it feels waxy at the crown for me and i never know why. Johnsons baby shampoo fixes it for me, or failing that some good quality apple cider vinegar massaged in and then washed out. You might think that using more conditioner might help to soften and nourish hair more, but this isn’t always the case. It is recommended to condition your ends, not necessarily your roots.
Dandruff is an uninflamed form of seborrheic dermatitis. I found this very interesting because i traditionally associate dandruff (also called pityriasis capitis) with seborrheic dermatitis, but not the waxy, greasy scalp. Waxy hair is caused by excess sebum and poor circulation, which results in thick, greasy hair that feels and looks unnatural. It’s mostly because of an increase in sebum on your scalp. However, some people have problems with too much sebum and develop a problem called “seborrheic dermatitis” which causes the skin to become greasy and flaky. Hairstyling products can collect on your hair and leave behind a waxy residue. This buildup can make your hair feel waxy, brittle, or greasy even after washing. Keep a healthy and clean diet. Check your water system.