Are you one of those girls whose hair starts to become super greasy the very next day after shampooing? The overacting sebaceous glands in your scalp lead to excess oil production making your hair appear dull, limp and oily AF. And in order to get rid of this gross problem, you are tempted to wash your hair every day. Frustrating, isn’t it?
While washing your hair every day might give you an immediate respite from greasy hair, it will ruin the health of your hair in the long run. From damaging your cuticles to making your hair appear rough frizzy, there are a number of problems that arise when you wash your hair every single day.
So, what’s the other option you ask? We hear ya! Below, we’ve listed some useful tips that’ll keep your oily scalp in check leading to less frequent wash days.
- Avoid using hot water
- Use a lot of dry shampoo
- Try something new
- Find the right products
- Try co-washing
Avoid using hot water
One of the main mistakes that people with oily hair end up committing is that they wash their hair with really hot water. Hot water dries out your scalp leading your scalp to produce more oil. Thus, it’s best to use either lukewarm or cold water to wash your hair.
Use a lot of dry shampoo
Another great way to avoid washing oily hair is to invest in a good quality dry shampoo, but instead of using it in the morning before hairstyling, we recommend that you use it in the night before hitting the sheets. This allows the dry shampoo to really sink into your scalp and work its magic. The next morning, simply blow dry your strands to make them look super fresh and voluminous.
Try something new
Did you know, second-day hair is perfect for creating hairstyles; it helps the hairstyle stay on better. Since you already have a greasy scalp, use it to your advantage by trying out some cool new hairstyles. This not only helps disguise greasy roots but also gives you the perfect excuse to avoid washing your hair for one more day. But if trying new hairstyles isn’t really your thing, try disguising your greasy roots with cute hairbands, hairpins or even a chic summer scarf.
Find the right products
If you have an oily scalp, it is important to invest in the right kind of products if you want to delay your scalp from getting oily very often. Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to thoroughly get rid of all the oil build-up from your scalp. Additionally, use a charcoal activated clarifying hair mask once a week to give your scalp that squeaky clean feel.
If you are someone who finds it really weird to start their day without a hair wash, then we suggest you get yourself familiar with co-washing. This method includes rinsing your hair with lukewarm water and scrubbing the scalp without using any shampoo. Next, apply some conditioner to the ends and rinse it off. This will help in keeping your strands clean and your tips thoroughly nourished.