Greasy hair is one of the most common problems that you have to deal with on a regular basis, especially during the summer and monsoon season. It gets worse if you live in a metropolitan city and are constantly in contact with pollution and dirt. However, certain habits might be making things worse. Before you reach out for that dry shampoo or wash your hair every day, you might want to check if you’re doing something wrong.
If you’re guilty of committing these common hair mistakes, stop now, and you might just be able to fix your greasy hair problem.
- Frequently touching your hair
- Washing it every day
- Not cleaning your hairbrush
- Showering with hot water
Frequently touching your hair
Playing with your hair is a common habit that most women have, but did you know it is the biggest culprit in making your hair greasy? Touching your hair frequently transfers the oil from your fingertips onto your hair, weighing it down and making it look greasy. To break this habit, braid your hair or tie a ponytail. This way you will be less likely to touch your hair.
Washing it every day
We know it sounds contradictory, but believe us when we say this – do not wash your hair every day. Overwashing your hair will make your scalp dry and encourage it to produce more oil to compensate. However, not washing it enough can also be bad for the health of your hair. The ideal time to wash your hair, is every third day or after an intense, sweaty workout session. This will keep grease away from your hair and ensure it is healthy and soft.
Not cleaning your hairbrush
Your hairbrush collects a lot of dirt and oil from your scalp and hair overtime. If not cleaned well every few weeks, it can transfer the oil back to your tresses and make them look greasy. We recommend thoroughly cleaning your brush at least once a month. Soak it in soap water for about 30 minutes and wash well with warm water, it’s that simple!
Showering with hot water
Taking a hot water bath after a long day seems very relaxing and it does take all the stress away. But here’s what you didn’t know – your scalp does not find hot water all that relaxing. Hot water strips away the natural oils from your hair and scalp making your hair look dry and frizzy. It also makes your scalp work overtime to produce excess oil, which in turn makes your hair look greasy. Avoid taking very hot showers to prevent hair damage.