3 Ways to Help Your Oily Hair
No one wants greasy hair. If your hair is prone to producing oil the good news is that there are several things you can do to keep your locks healthy and less oily.
Chances are you have some habits you can kick that will help with the oil control. One is to wash your hair less frequently. One reason that your hair could be producing all the oil is that your shampooing is stripping the hair of its natural oils. Try not washing your hair every few days or every other day and use a dry shampoo to absorb the excess oil.
The oil from your face and hands gets readily absorbed into the hair shaft. Hair styles that focus on volume or curls or keep hair up and away from your face are the way to go for oily hair. Straightening hair causes it to lay flat. Flat hair styles are more prone to look heavy and greasy on those with oily hair. Straightened hair also soaks up the oil from your face faster. You should also avoid touching your hair, since your fingers will transfer oil to it as well.
When you cleanse your hair you should use a shampoo that is not too heavy. Heavy moisturizers will weigh fine hair down and make oily hair look greasy. Using an oil control shampoo is another great way to break up the sebum and releases the locks.
When you condition your hair, use a light conditioner and only put it on the middle and ends of your hair and skip the scalp. Your body is producing enough oils to keep your scalp moisturized without conditioner. You can incorporate a clarifying shampoo into your routine a few times a week to help bust up buildup even more.
If your hair starts to become oily by the end of the day you can use a dry shampoo for a quick pick-me-up. Dry shampoo is great because it not only absorbs excess oil, but it provides volume too. You should brush your hair at least twice a day. Brushing helps distribute the oils that form on the scalp to the rest of the hair. Over-brushing will lead to more oil, so don’t overdo it.
Try not to use a lot of products on your hair, these will build up and cause extra oil and extra weight. Try to avoid products that advertise “shine”. These products usually contain oils. Chances are your hair looks shiny already, so no need to worry about adding more. Remember to cleanse well with an oil control shampoo to wash all that product buildup away at the end of the day.