Having oily hair is one thing and dealing with greasy AF hair every other day is a completely different (and frustrating) thing. If your scalp gets oily the very next day of your hair wash, this is exactly the place you need to be.
What you didn’t know all this while is that you can actually train your hair to be less greasy. Yes, it sounds bizarre but here’s how it works. Some bad hair habits make your hair oilier than it should be and thus your hair gets greasy real quick.
So, here are some hair care tips that can actually help you stretch your hair wash. Follow these tips to keep your hair fresh and non-greasy for days.
- Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo
- Use dry shampoo in between washes
- Use hair scrub once a week
- Limit product use
- Use a clean hairbrush
Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo
This one’s a no brainer. If you have seriously oily hair, you need a shampoo that cleanses the oil and grime off the scalp and leaves it squeaky clean without zapping its moisture. Also, make sure you rinse the shampoo and conditioner off your hair properly as the product residue also causes oilier locks.
Use dry shampoo in between washes
Washing your hair every day makes your hair oilier and also damages your hair. That’s when dry shampoo saves the day. It absorbs excess oil and lets you put off wash day a little longer. You can keep your hair looking and feeling fresh and oil-free between washes by sprinkling some dry shampoo in your hair.
Use hair scrub once a week
Make scalp exfoliation a part of your weekly hair care routine. Once a week, treat your hair with a hair scrub before hair wash and cleanse dirt, grime and excess oil off your scalp. You can use natural ingredients like lemon juice and honey to do the job. This helps keep your hair fresh and oil-free much longer.
Limit product use
The more hair products you use, the oilier your hair gets. Every hair product contains some amount of nourishing oils or moisturisers which settle in your scalp and make it oily. On the other hand, some hair products also dry out your scalp which causes it to produce more oil to compensate for the lost moisture. Thus, to keep your hair fresh, use as minimum hair products as possible.
Use a clean hairbrush
Brush your hair regularly to even out the natural oils from your scalp but remember to use a clean hairbrush. The oil and dirt settled on your hairbrush can transfer to your scalp and make it oilier than it normally would. Use a boar bristle brush instead of plastic one and clean it on a weekly basis.