Did you know washing your hair every day is actually very hard on your hair? If you have ever dealt with greasy hair, it may be easier said than done to break that habit. When your hair is greasy, it becomes harder to manage and even more difficult to make it look good. With these tips, you will be able to combat the greasiness and break the habit of the daily wash.
When you wash your hair daily, you are stripping the strands of their natural oils and moisture. This causes damage to the hair, which in turn causes breakage and split ends. To avoid this, you should only wash your hair every two to three days. People with oily skin may find this hard to accomplish, as their hair becomes greasy after day one. If you are having trouble dealing with greasy hair, try these tips.
Use Dry Shampoo on Greasy Hair
Dry shampoo is a hair product that, when applied to the hair, absorbs the oils on the scalp. Apply the dry shampoo in sections at the scalp, let it sit for about five minutes, then brush it through your hair. Dry shampoo is the best way to combat greasy hair and it is easy to apply and style. This product is also good for adding volume to your style, as it gives slick hair some grip.
Style Greasy Hair Differently
Instead of leaving your hair down, style your hair in a cute updo. Wearing your hair in an updo like a bun or ponytail will hide your oily scalp. Braiding and curling your hair will also help hide your greasy strands. Any style that keeps your hair from hanging straight down will help reduce the image of greasy hair.
Change Your Part
If you part your hair in the same place every day, think about changing it up when your hair is greasy. By changing the part, you are shifting how your hair naturally lays and in turn will hide the appearance of greasy hair. Changing your part will also help to add some volume to your style.
Accessories your hairstyle with headbands, clips, pins, or scarfs. Adding accessories will draw attention away from your drab hair and onto the decorations. Get creative and have fun including accessories to your style that will go with your overall outfit and appearance.
Wash Your Hair the Right Way
When it is finally time to wash your hair again, be sure to wash it right. Lather the shampoo into your hair, focusing mostly around the scalp. This loosens and washes out the access oils. When adding conditioner, make sure to stay away from the scalp. Conditioners can add an unnecessary amount of moisture and product build-up to the scalp, resulting in your hair becoming oilier quicker. Focus the conditioner on the ends and the midshaft of the strands. You can also use lukewarm or cooler water when washing your hair. This will help close down the cuticle to refrain from absorbing too much product into the cortex.
As you practice these new tips, your hair will eventually start lasting longer between washes without becoming as greasy. Get creative with your hairstyles and save your hair some damage. Avoid shampooing your hair every day and combat greasiness.