Some people are just born with hair that is oily and tends to get greasier easily. If you’re one of these people, here are some tips on keeping greasy hair at bay:
- Wash your hair less. This seems silly when you feel like you need to wash your hair daily or multiple times a day to keep it from appearing oily. But if the scalp is constantly being stripped of oils by shampooing, it will keep producing oils to compensate. Try washing your hair less and use dry shampoo if necessary. Every once in a while, use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of any buildup that can lead to greasy locks.
- Only condition the ends. Applying conditioner at your roots can just lead to overproduction of oil.
- Use dry shampoo as often as you need to. It will help combat greasiness and allow you to skip days between shampoos, which we’ve already determined will help combat oiliness.
- If you don’t really like dry shampoo, try baby powder. If you have dark hair, mix the baby powder with cocoa powder to avoid any white residue in your hair. Sprinkle some in your roots and rub in for instant help with oil.
- Find a healthy balance with your brush. Not brushing enough will keep natural oils from being distributed in your hair, but over brushing will lead to overproduction of oil.
- Cut down on styling products. Using too many styling products can lead to buildup, which can make hair look greasier than it is. Also, using products that promote shine can just look greasy in oily hair. Use your products wisely and take breaks if necessary for your hair’s health.
- Don’t touch your hair often. Oil can be transferred from your fingers and face and make it greasy. Another reason you might want to think twice before getting bangs if you have oily hair.
- Lastly, avoid straightening your hair if it is oily. Very straight hair tends to lie close to your head, which can increase the amount of oil that your hair comes in contact with. It is best to keep a natural look.
Do you have oily hair that becomes greasy easily? What do you do to combat it? Any favorite treatments or products you use?