If you know what it feels like to have clean scalp one minute and greasy the next, we get it. Greasy scalp is a common problem and no you don’t have to accept and live with it. The reason you have a greasy scalp and oily hair is because the sebaceous glands in your scalp produce excess sebum which then gets transferred to your hair. However, you can prevent this by bringing about a few changes in your hair care routine.
Shampoo less frequently
 

Shampoo less frequently

The first thought people have when they see greasy scalp or oily hair is to get it washed. This may come as a surprise and may even sound insane but shampooing your hair less frequently is the key. You know your sebaceous glands are over active, washing your hair every day will only make them produce more oil. Instead wash your hair every alternate day with a deep cleansing shampoo to avoid greasy scalp.

Use dry shampoo
 

Use dry shampoo

While you’re washing your hair every alternate day, you may feel your hair looks too greasy, using a dry shampoo might help. It is a quick fix solution to hide greasy scalp and oily hair without water and cleanser.

Avoid leave-in conditioners
 

Avoid leave-in conditioners

Sadly, leave-in conditioners are not for you. However this does not mean you will skip conditioner altogether. Use a nourishing conditioner such as the Dove Daily Shine Conditioner on your hair shaft to ensure your ends don’t look frizzy. Whether you have a greasy scalp or not, NEVER apply conditioner on your scalp.

Tea tree oil
 

Tea tree oil

Other than its antibacterial and antifungal properties, tea tree oil also has the capability to control excess sebum production. Mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with carrier oil and applying to your scalp before a wash can help eliminate dandruff and prevent excess oil.