I am insanely lazy when it comes to hair and will do anything and everything to get away without washing it. Washing your hair every day is actually not good for it! Shampoos strip your hair of it’s natural oils, and hair experts have encouraged that we minimize how often we clean it. After a few years of trying to figure out how to go from washing my hair every day to twice a week, I’ve come up with a few tips on how to avoid oily/greasy hair and get your style to last for as long as possible.
1. Train your hair
It’s important to know that at first, these tips might not work as well as you want them to, since your hair has to get used to not producing oil so fast. It’s going to take a little period of oily hair, so just throw it in a bun or put on a hat.
2. Double wash
In order to make sure your hair is super clean, I usually shampoo twice when I wash it. A few years ago, a hair stylist told me that the first wash it moving around all the dirt and oil, and the second wash is actually cleaning the hair itself.
3. Control conditioner
I’ve found that only putting conditioner on my hair from my ears down REALLY helps my hair go longer without washing. There’s no need to apply it all over, so try to just focus it where you need it.
4. Hot to Cold
Once you’re done washing your hair, rinse your hair with the coldest water that you can handle. This helps to shut down the glands that produce sebum, and seal the cuticle which helps your hair appear more shiny. Using shine serums can have a huge effect on how greasy your hair looks and add unnecessary oil, so try to cut those out and just use cold water.
5. Cut out products
Like I mentioned about the shine serum, using too many products in your hair can cause build up and end up causing your greasy hair. Try to limit how much your put in your hair.
6. Limit brushing
Not gonna lie, I really only brush my hair right when I get out of the shower. Brushing your hair too much isn’t the best for making your style last, and can distribute the oil throughout your hair.
7. Experiment with different styles
If you straighten your hair regularly, then you’ve probably noticed how fast it gets greasy. That’s because straight hair gives the oil an easy path along your hair shaft. Try experimenting with different styles and embracing your natural locks.
8. Use dry shampoo
One of the best inventions to ever be created was dry shampoo. I don’t think baby powder works as well, especially for dark hair. In order for your dry shampoo to be effective, only use it when you really need to, and don’t use too much. Here are some of my favorites:
9. Tease your roots
I’ve found that adding a little tease into my hair helps to make it appear less oily. It’s not fun to wash out, but can be a little cover for when you’re really desperate.
10. Don’t touch it
It’s as simple and as complicated as that. Try not to touch your hair, especially when you see it getting greasy. The oils from your hands will just make it 100 x greasier!
Hope these tips help you and your hair out.