Greasy hair can leave us looking unkempt and in need of a bath but the problem is that the more we wash our hair, the more our scalp goes into overdrive thus more oils are produced. One reason behind this is that you are stripping your hair of its natural oils which can do more harm than good because this will trigger your scalp to produce more oils.
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to train your hair so that it won’t appear too greasy. For one thing, this involves relearning how to wash your hair. Although it is difficult to not wash your hair every day, it will be a relief to notice a change to your hair once you get the hang of this routine. Keep in mind that the oil production won’t be immediately reduced but you’ll see a significant improvement in a week or two.
So how to train your hair to be less oily? Here are some of the steps for you to try.
Know the ingredients in your hair products. The first thing that you need to know when it comes to your hair care is that not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal which is why reading the fine print can do you a whole lot of good. If you want to keep the grease off your hair, you should look for hair products that are oil-free like clarifying shampoos. This type of shampoo works like an exfoliator where it gets rid of dead skin cells to clean your hair and scalp. Use this shampoo every 3 washes to remove product buildup.
Use dry shampoo. Stop yourself from washing your hair on the second day. What you can do, however, is to spray some dry shampoo on the roots of your hair to keep it clean. If the roots of your hair tend to get extra greasy, you should apply the dry shampoo as soon as you’ve washed your hair. This way, the dry shampoo will be able to work its magic by absorbing excess oil so your hair will look amazing even if its on day two.
Choose the right products. Have you ever experienced buying a new hair product and regretted immediately because it made your hair greasier? This is probably due to the kind of hair product that you are using. If you are planning on getting styling products, choose those that are lightweight so your hair won’t feel too heavy with the application of styling products. You should experiment with the hair products available so you can see which ones work best for you.
Wear a different hairstyle. So you are a few days into your no-wash hair week. Good for you, you are still holding on. The good news is that even when your hair feels and looks dirty, you can easily make it look amazing by wearing those don’t-care hairdos. Basically, this type of hairstyles is designed to be messy yet chic. You can wear your hair in a loose chignon if you like, or you can tie your hair back if you like with the main goal of keeping your hands from touching your hair all the time as this can stimulate oil production.
Distribute the oil in your head. There is a reason why your grandma keeps brushing your hair before bed time. This hair care routine at night is actually useful in distributing the oil from your scalp so that your hair will look cleaner the following day. You don’t need to buy a new brush to do this since a wide and flat paddle brush can help distribute the oils in an even manner.
Use an apple cider vinegar rinse. Another trick to training your hair to be less greasy is to use an apple cider vinegar hair rinse. While you are in the shower, pour some raw apple cider vinegar on your hair and scalp and massage it so that the vinegar will reach the roots of your hair. Rinse afterwards. The acidic nature of the ACV can reduce product build-up plus it brings back the pH levels of your hair.