We all know greasy hair can be a problem. It’s one of those things that, no matter how nice your hair looks when you first wash it, will end up looking greasy after just a few hours. And let’s face it – greasy hair isn’t exactly the most attractive look! So what do you do? Here’s how you can train your hair to be less greasy without too much effort.
Cut your washing days
Frequently washing your hair will make it greasier. Because of this, you should only wash your hair every four to five days.
Use dry shampoo liberally
Dry shampoo is a great way to boost the volume and texture of greasy hair. If you’re not sure where to start with dry shampoos, check out our guide here. The best thing about using dry shampoo? It doesn’t require water! This means that even if you don’t have time for a full shower in the morning, just use some powder on your roots, and voila – all clean again! Just be careful, though! Using lots of products can actually lead to greasier-looking locks. Stick with one or two light sprays, and you should be good.
Don’t overwash your hair on greasy days
The more often you wash greasy hair, the greasier it will look after just a few hours. We all have those greasy days. You know what I’m talking about – when even dry shampoo can’t save your locks from that greasy shine! If this is happening to you, then don’t worry too much. Greasy hair is greasier for a reason – hormones! On greasy days, resist the temptation to wash your hair and instead use dry shampoo.
Use oil treatments on greasy roots
Make sure you focus any treatment just on your greasy areas by using an old t-shirt or handkerchief as a filter around your head. This will help keep those lustrous locks lusciously shiny without overloading other parts of the scalp with too much product. The best thing about treating greasy roots? It can really give oily ends a boost! If you’re going out after applying the treatment, then make sure you allow it plenty of time to soak in before doing so – otherwise, this could lead to even more grease overload — not what you wanted at all!
Don’t forget about your greasy ends
A quick refresher on the hair strand: greasy roots come from an oily scalp, while greasy ends are a result of damage. So as well as overloading those greasy areas with the product, try to keep them moisturized by using regular treatments and masks once every few days – just remember not to do it on the same day as oiling up those roots, or you’ll end up with even more grease than before! Don’t want another greasier-than-ever look? Then make sure that any treatment is thoroughly rinsed out, so there’s no residue left behind. Otherwise, this could lead to puddles of excess sebum appearing on your scalp.
Stress can be a cause of your greasy hair. When you’re feeling stressed, your greasy roots produce more oil, which then makes its way to greasier areas. If this sounds like a vicious cycle that never ends well for us greasers out there – that’s because it is! So try to cut back on stress in order to get rid of greasy hair.
Use the right products
Just as greasy hair needs less washing, it also requires different products than normal. Greasier areas benefit from lighter and thinner formulas with a gel consistency to avoid puddles of excess sebum on the scalp. You should also try using smaller amounts of product at once since greasy locks tend not to absorb much in the first place!
Cut heating tools
Even heating tools can make your hair greasier. If you’re going to be using heating tools every day, give your hair a break and let it cool down for at least an hour in between each session.
Apply lemon juice
The citric acid found in lemon helps remove excess sebum from the scalp, weighing down greasy locks and making them look even greasier than before! Mix together one part fresh lemon juice with two parts water until well combined, then use as a final rinse after shampooing (just remember not to skip this step, or you’ll risk drying out those ends!). For best results, try doing this once per week – otherwise, overdoing it could lead to dryness instead of oiliness prevention!
Learn how your hair reacts to certain things
For example: if you know that swimming will make your greasiest days even worse, then plan ahead by wearing a swim cap next time you go for a dip – this might seem extreme, but hey, all’s fair in love and war, right? And don’t forget about those who have long-term greasy issues – some people just naturally produce more oil than others. In that case, greasy hair is something you will have to live with for a long time, and there’s no point in trying to fix it by overloading your greasiest areas with the wrong products!
Treating greasy hair can be a bit of a balancing act, but once you’ve got it down, then your locks will look and feel great!