5 Haircare Mistakes That Make Your Hair Look Greasy

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
5 haircare mistakes that make your hair look greasy

Does your hair feel greasy and oily just a few hours after you’ve washed it? The problem could be in the way you cleanse or style it. Greasy hair is a common problem in summer, especially if you have an oily scalp. The solution is not washing your hair daily or spraying on tons of dry shampoo. A few tweaks to your hair care routine can guarantee good hair days.

Here’s what you shouldn’t do to prevent greasy hair...


You’re not shampooing enough or too often

Relying too much on dry shampoo

Yes, both can lead to hair greasiness. Wash your hair every 2-3 days with a deep cleansing scalp detoxifying shampoo such as the TRESemmé Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo, this paraben free formula infused with the goodness of ginseng and neem, detoxifies and cleanses your scalp and hair to keep grease away.


Hot shower bath

Relying too much on dry shampoo

We’ve stressed on this enough for you to know what hot water does to your scalp. Washing your hair with steaming hot water can make the scalp dry resulting in overproduction of oil to compensate the dryness. Medium-warm temperature bath is recommended all through the year as it is good for your skin too.


Dirty hair styling tools

Relying too much on dry shampoo

Do you remember the last time you cleaned your brush or styling tools? If the answer is no, then that’s where the grease is coming from. Dirty styling tools will transfer dirt to your hair and scalp making them look weighed down and greasy.


Frequent brushing

Relying too much on dry shampoo

Nobody likes tangled hair, we agree but over brushing your hair can stimulate the scalp to produce more oil. When your hair is damp, using a wide-tooth comb gentle detangle your hair from the bottom and work your way upwards. This not only prevents breakage and damage but also prevents greasiness.


Relying too much on dry shampoo

Relying too much on dry shampoo

Let’s get one thing clear, dry shampoos are designed to be used when you have no time to wash your hair. However, don’t make it a habit and start relying on it. Using it continuously for 4-5 days can cause dirt and oil build-up, making cleansing a difficult task.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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