Greasy, oily hair is not something that anyone likes, and yet many of us deal with it on a daily basis. While there are many products on the market for taming frizz and hydrating dry hair, there are far fewer solutions for oily hair. And it makes sense because the last thing you want to do for greasy hair is add a ton of product, which will only weigh it down and make the problem worse. Here are some tips on how to keep oily hair under control.
You may have heard that it’s best to stay away from any shine-enhancing products when dealing with oily hair. That is true most of the time, since the majority of them are heavy on oils. The exception? Our Perfect Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. The difference is that instead of adding more things to hair to up the shine, this line actually achieves the goal by deeply cleaning hair and removing product buildup and environmental free radicals, so your natural shine can come through. This also keeps oil at bay.
Having said that, once you’re using the right shampoo, don’t overdo it. When you wash your hair too often, it removes sebum, the skin’s natural oils, which can actually stimulate your body to produce more. Which is the opposite of what we want happening here. Start by skipping shampoo one day a week and work your way up to 2-3 days per week to keep oil production in check.
Dry shampoo for the win
It can take a few months for your body to readjust and oil production to slow down, which can be tricky to deal with at first. Try using dry shampoo in between washes to help absorb some of the oil without removing the scalp’s necessary sebum. Moderation is key here too, use it sparingly to avoid excess buildup.
Although it might seem like moisturizing your hair would aid in oil production, the opposite is actually true. Moisturizing and hydrating hair is very important for keeping natural oils at a healthy level. So don’t skip the conditioner. Instead, apply it from the ponytail level down to the ends, avoiding the scalp. And make sure to rinse completely so you don’t have any residue weighing hair down.
Try a new brush
It’s true that over-brushing can increase oil production, but a little brushing with the right brush can go a long way. A natural boar bristle brush helps pick up and distribute oil throughout the hair, moisturizing the hair and making the scalp appear less greasy.
This might seem like a silly one, but you’d be surprised how often many of us touch our hair throughout the day. The oils from our skin and anything we touch are easily transferred to our hair just adding to the oil issue. So try not to touch.