Nothing’s better than freshly washed and styled hair – the volume, the body, the smell! It’s enough to make you fee like a new woman. But if you suffer from oily locks, you know how quickly a little grease can ruin your look. All my fine-haired ladies know the slick hair struggle all too well. Sometimes dry shampoo just won’t cut it. If you struggle with hair shine in all the wrong ways and dry shampoo just won’t do, don’t give up just yet. While it’s true some people are more prone to oily hair than others, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it. These tips are the key to keeping your tresses light and bouncy well into the next day!
Resist the urge to wash…seriously! Before you give up and say, “No way!” (because let’s face it, you’re trying to not walk around with unpleasant, greasy hair), hear us out. Many people make the mistake of shampooing hair every day in hopes it will rinse away the grease – but this actually makes the problem worse. Overwashing strips hair of the nourishing natural oils it needs. When this happens, the sebum glands in the scalp actually produce more oil in order to return balance, leaving hair even greasier. While it may seem counterintuitive, shampooing less often is easily the number one tip for controlling oily hair. Start by skipping the shampoo once or twice a week and work your way up until you can comfortably go 2-3 days between washes.
Choose Your Products Wisely
Rather than avoiding moisturizing products altogether, you need ones that will help balance your head’s moisture. A lightweight moisturizing shampoo and conditioner can help replenish moisture without sending your scalp into panic mode and overproduction. Avoid products with sulfates; it’s too strong a chemical to use on hair and could be contributing to excessive oil. Our Volumizing Shampoo and Condition are ideal for use on fine, oily hair because they add weightless moisture and body without weighing hair down. If conditioner is still too much for your hair, try a leave-in spray such as Super Comb Prep & Protect instead – for use on your ends only.
Don’t Forget to Clarify
Your greasy hair may be the result of product buildup. Even if you don’t use a lot of hair products, your strands could be holding on to excess gunk. A clarifying treatment like our Clarifying Shampoo will remove any buildup, without stripping strands of moisture or color. We recommend clarifying hair a few times a month for best results.
Touch your hair as little as possible; keep your tools, hands, and face away from your strands. The more you brush and style your hair, the more oil your scalp produces. And because your hands and face both produce oil, playing with your hair or letting it fall around your face is an easy way to transfer additional oil to your locks. If you have naturally oily hair to begin with, the outcome is sure to be less than desirable.
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