Imagine everything is perfect, everything except your hair! No matter how great your dress is or how flawless your makeup is if your hair looks like even the breeze can stick in it and not move then it is all in vain. So like many of us, if you are also suffering from oil oozing hair then you need to check out these MOST EFFECTIVE Tips to avoid Greasy Hair.
MOST EFFECTIVE Tips to avoid Greasy Hair
We know how irritating and embarrassing it can be to have oily hair that leaks oil as if ready to fry a whole bunch of junk. And though washing hair daily might seem like the best solution to keep your hair oil-free, it really is not. Believe it or not, but changing a few habits and embracing new hair products that are not harmful to your hair can make this greasiness go away. Like greasiness, hair fall can also cause stress, and stress causes more hair fall. Here is how to tackle this problem.
1. Resist From Washing Your Hair Daily
It is very tempting and often feels like the best solution to greasy hair but despite what you think, washing your hair daily would not solve your oily hair problems. It might, in fact, increase it. The more you wash away the natural oil from your hair, the more it tends to be oily. So, restrict the washing business to only 2-3 times a week.
Also, make sure you do not wash your hair with scalding hot water or you would open pores that would only produce more oil. So wash your hair with cool or lukewarm water and use a shower cap when you are not shampooing.
2. Use The Right Hair Products
You would have to pick your jaw from the floor when you learn about the hair damages you cause by using too many hair products that only make things worse. So here are a few points to help you choose your hair products wisely.
- Include dry shampoo in your shopping list; it would help to reduce the grease from your hair.
- Do not use the hair products that are meant for dry hair.
- For deep cleansing, start using purifying shampoo on a weekly basis and then use your regular shampoo and conditioner.
- Avoid products like gels, mousses, serums, and sprays that only cause more layer of greasiness to settle in your hair.
3. Avoid Greasy Food to Avoid Greasy Hair
What you eat will directly make an impact on your hair. (But darn, oily food is just so tempting!) Nah-uh, don’t let that voice control you and just turn your head away from the greasy food. Once in a while is fine but for everyday eating habits, make sure you stuff yourself with lots of veggies and fruits.
4. Apply Conditioner Only To The Tips
There is a reason why you run out of shampoo before conditioner, and if that’s not the case with you, then you are definitely doing things the wrong way. It is very easy for the fingers to slip and apply more conditioner near the roots than the ends of the hair. But you don’t want extra greasing with your already greasy hair, so apply conditioner only on the ends.
5. Brush Your Hair with Care
When it comes to brushing your hair, you need to find a perfect balance here. If you brush your hair too much then you are only allowing more oil production and spreading it down to the ends. On the other hand, if you don’t brush your hair then you would have a build-up of oil on the scalp. So find a balance and brush your hair only when it is tangled or while styling. And clean your brush regularly.
6. Use Natural Oily Hair Remedies
There is magic in the natural things and you would believe that only after experiencing. Pour a little apple cider vinegar into your hair and then see how it works its magic and control the oil production. A black or green tea rinse or rosemary rinse would also wash away the oil. Besides these, use natural hair masks with ingredients like eggs, aloe vera, and fenugreek to keep the oil in check.
7. Keep Your Hands OFF Your Hair
No matter how much you want it or your hands have a brain of their own, do not keep touching your hair. Yes, your hands are always clean yet somehow they manage to attach enough germs and oils to them that you transfer to your hair throughout the day. So no touching your hair! To resist the temptation, go for hairstyles that would keep your hair up.
8. Don’t Go Overboard with Heat Styling
I know you want your hair to look as fabulous as they show in the commercials but there wouldn’t be any hair left if you don’t cut back on heat styling. Just kidding! (Not really!) Not just the hot air would stimulate more oil production but also cause breakage of hair and split ends. So limit the use of heat styling products as much as possible.
Why is my hair greasy after 1 day?
It can be really frustrating to find your hair greasy and sticky only after 1 day of washing. We know that our hair is producing natural oils to keep the hair healthy and strong. But when there is an excess of oil then you getting irritated is justified. Now there can be many reasons why your hair becomes greasy so soon after a wash. These are:
- Washing your hair with hot water hence opening the pores to produce more oil.
- Slathering too much conditioner on the roots than the ends and over conditioning it in the process.
- Either your conditioner is too strong or you just haven’t rinsed it out properly.
- Use of too many hair products like serums, gels, heat protectants, and sprays that cause more build-up.
How can I stop my hair from getting greasy without washing it?
The best way to get rid of the grease in your hair without washing it is to use a dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is actually a powder that soaks up the oil and gives your hair the illusion of freshly washed mane. Oh, and it will also give volume and texture to the hair and allow you to go without a wash for longer. It works like magic, believe me.
You can use baby powder as well. It would work just like a dry shampoo. Other alternatives can be blotting paper or corn starch (mixed with cocoa if you have dark hair). These would also do the trick if you have no baby powder lying around. Also, check out these few tips for your blonde hair.
Greasy hair is no one’s dream look, but you can still rock some hairstyles with it. So don’t be disheartened with your oily hair and rather work on making them less greasy.