To wash or not to wash, that is the question! Nope, we aren’t quoting Shakespear here, but rather every girl with greasy hair who faces this dilemma every day. As your scalp gets greasy, the first instinct is to wash it, but then you also know that washing your hair too often is not good for them either. So, what do you do? Well, we have a few tips under our belt that you can try and say goodbye to greasy hair days, for good!
01. Wash hair with a silicone-free shampoo
To make your hair smooth and shiny, your shampoos and conditioners have silicone in them. However, this silicone is hard to rinse off and, as a result, causes a nasty buildup on your scalp, which in turn ends up making your hair look greasy and dirty. We suggest switching to silicone-free shampoo like the Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver Clarifying Shampoo. Made with plant-based cleanser, ethically sourced, and natural ingredients like Australian tea tree oil clarifies and soothes the scalp while gently removing buildup without stripping the essential oils needed. With this one by your side, you can kiss greasy hair goodbye forever.
02. Don’t apply conditioner on the roots
We all know what a conditioner is, but how many of us know how to use it properly? Sadly, not many of us. Applying conditioner on the scalp will make the roots oilier and make your hair look limp and greasy. Your hair is the one that needs hydration, so as a rule of thumb, always apply conditioner from the mid-length to the ends of your hair.
03. Give dry shampoo a try
If you’re tempted to wash your hair as soon as it gets greasy (read: every day), we suggest you get your hands on a dry shampoo. Adding a dry shampoo like the Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo to your hair routine will help you revive greasy hair in an instant by absorbing the excess oil from your scalp. Plus, it also adds tons of volume to your hair. What’s not to love? Just spray it directly on the roots from about a distance of 8-12 inches. Gently massage the product in with your fingers and then comb your hair, and you’re good to go!
04. Air-dry your hair
Your hot styling tools like dryers and straighteners tend to make your hair oily a lot faster than you can imagine. So, if you want to avoid greasy hair, we’d say cut down on their use and switch to air-drying your hair as often as possible. Just squeeze the excess water out of your hair using a microfiber towel and allow your hair to air dry.
05. Scrub away the buildup
Just like the rest of your body, your scalp needs exfoliation too. This helps get rid of the buildup, which causes your hair to look greasy in the first place. For a DIY hair scrub at home, mix two tablespoons of sea salt with two tablespoons of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply it to your scalp and massage it with your fingers to gently exfoliate your scalp and wash it off with lukewarm water. Ta-da! No more greasy hair days.