If there is one thing that even the laziest of us can’t put up with, it has to be greasy hair. It does not just look disgusting, but it is also extremely uncomfortable and itchy. But that extra five minutes of shampooing and conditioning, plus the five hours of living with wet hair are things we just can't be bothered with sometimes, isn’t it?

This only means one thing. We need a solution to get rid of greasy hair without washing it. Of course, a hat is always a sneaky option for hiding dirty roots, but when all of your hair needs to be exposed, what's a girl to do?

To help you get out of this ‘sticky’ situation, here are some ways to reduce that oily feeling in your strands (at home).


1. Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo

The simplest solution to the greasy hair problem, of course, is dry shampoo. If you have never tried this miracle product, we suggest you do so ASAP. Just a few sprays of this product can give you an extra day between washes along with unbelievable volume and texture. All you have to do is spray it on your roots, wait a minute, rub it in, and brush it out. Pretty simple, right?


2. Baby powder

Baby powder

If you have run out of your favourite dry shampoo, here’s another product that is just as effective to help get rid of all the excess grease. Baby powder is the multipurpose beauty product that has been handling greasy scalp problems for centuries. And it still can. Just sprinkle a little along parting lines and rub in. Grease be gone!


3. Cornstarch


If you don't happen to have baby powder lying around, but you do have some cornstarch, that'll work just fine too. But for people with dark hair, just cornstarch may not work as it tends to leave behind a white cast. Therefore, you can try mixing in a little bit of cocoa powder with the cornstarch and rubbing it into your roots. An added plus? Your hair will smell delicious!


4. Blotting paper

Blotting paper

Just like you’d use blotting paper to get rid of the shine on your face, you can use it on your scalp too (God bless whoever invented this little sheets!). Simply part your hair in a few different places, and run the blotting paper along your scalp and roots. Ta-da! Super fresh and bouncy locks!


5. Mini blowout

Mini blowout

Greasy hair tends to look extremely flat and limp. Therefore, one of the easiest ways to give your greasy strands a quick pick-me-up is to blow dry them a little. This trick will help amp up the volume and instantly make your hair appear less greasy. Simply use a round brush on key areas like around your forehead, and blow dry.