If you feel that your hair is oily at the roots and dry towards the ends, then this sort of hair type is called combination hair. Dealing with this hair type can be quite frustrating because while your scalp seems to be well moisturised, the hair ends are in constant need of hydration.
We understand that this hair type can be quite difficult to manage, but not anymore! Simply follow these simple tips on how to manage an oily scalp and dry ends without wanting to pull your hair out...
- Wash your hair sparingly
- Rinse with cold water
- Never skip the conditioner
- Brush your hair every day
- Use a clarifying shampoo
Wash your hair sparingly
Washing your hair everyday robs your scalp of its natural oils and dries out the scalp. This makes the hair follicles produce more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture. Additionally, washing your hair every day dehydrates the strands and makes them brittle. Therefore, if you have combination hair, it would be best to wash your hair no more than 2 to 3 times a week. But when washing your hair, always shampoo and rinse twice as this cleanses the scalp thoroughly by getting rid of any build-up and dirt.
Rinse with cold water
If you wash your hair with hot water, you are stripping it of its natural moisture, causing your hair to look dry and frizzy. Always use lukewarm to cold water to rinse as it is gentle on the locks and prevents frizzy looking hair.
Never skip the conditioner
A hydrating hair conditioner is an absolute must to keep your hair moisturised, soft and nourished. Remember to use the conditioner only on the hair strands, as using it on the scalp is only going to worsen the issue of oily scalp and cause itchiness and dandruff.
Brush your hair every day
Brushing your hair every day is a simple yet effective way to deal with the problem of oily scalp and dry ends. This is because brushing helps in the even distribution of the natural oils from roots right up to the scalp. Use a boar bristled brush instead of the usual plastic ones for this purpose.
Use a clarifying shampoo
If you style your hair several times a week using hairstyling products, chances are that those products get stuck in your strands and worsen the problem of oily scalp. To help combat this issue, look for a good clarifying shampoo such as the TRESemmé Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo that helps clear out the product build-up and makes your hair feel squeaky clean.