Are you also fighting with crazy-oily hair?
This post is made for you, then!
Greasy hair used to be my worst beauty gripe. It always got me when I had an important meeting and really wanted to look my best. Thankfully, this isn’t my problem anymore! I’m not going to keep the solutions to myself! Read about 4 game-changing ways to make hair less oily. I’m sure your hairdo will keep fresh for much longer.
Oily hair usually has greasy, flat roots and dry, stringy ends. We like the shine but we don’t like the shiny grease on the roots. Despite the efforts, our hair looks like it needs washing… a few hours after washing! This makes us look sloppy but we’ve just spent an hour shampooing and conditioning the hair! Time for changes. The following 4 tips will let you say goodbye to greasy strands.
4 Remedies for Oily Hair
1. Tweak Your Daily Hair Care Routine
If your hair care routine has been based on a shampoo-and-conditioner duo, it’s time you added something extra. However, let’s focus on the basics first. Choose the mildest and natural shampoo, and avoid ingredients like ethanol, SLES, SLS. Use a clarifying shampoo once a week. Another thing worth noting is we pamper our hair using masks and conditioners, but tend to forget about the scalp. Exfoliation once in a few days is a must. Your hair will keep fresh for longer and look more voluminous after just one use of a scalp scrub! You can DIY your exfoliant by mixing shampoo with coffee or sugar.
2. Build New Habits
If you wrap your hair in a towel after washing… it is not good! By doing so you warm the scalp up and create sauna conditions. Instead, squeeze the excess water into a cotton t-shirt (or towel if you have no other choice) but don’t wrap the hair in it. I also discovered that my hair keeps fresh longer when I let the lengths air-dry and only dry the scalp using cool airflow. I did that only a few times but I guess it’s enough to say it works. Give it a try and let me know about your results.
3. Get a Dry Shampoo
I always have a dry shampoo in my hair-care arsenal. Despite doing the above, I sometimes end up in emergency and need to reach for a dry shampoo when someone pops in and my hair’s a mess. The product fixes the problem in less than a minute and makes the hair look fresh again. Obviously it isn’t a good idea to use it on a daily basis because overuse of dry shampoo may dry the scalp out, which leads to intensified production of oil… Nevertheless, it’s good to have it in case of emergency. An effective solution giving temporary effect.
4. Consult an Expert
If you’ve already tried all available solutions and nothing has proved effective, it’s time to take more serious actions. Sometimes even the best routine and product fail because oily hair may be caused by some intrinsic factors like genes, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance, nervous system issues or long-term strong stress. As can be seen, there are lots of health-related factors that may make your hair greasy. Suitable hair care routine is worthwhile but in this case it’s advisable to ask an expert for help. A trichologist, or a scalp and hair expert, will run an interview, examine your scalp, run some tests and choose the best treatment. One appointment is sometimes enough to detect the cause of oily hair. Plus, a trichologist helps treat other conditions like hair loss, dandruff or scalp eczema.
As you can see there are a couple of ways to effectively bust the oily hair problem. I hope they will let you enjoy lovely, fresh hair anytime!