Oily hair is the bane of many people’s existence. It can ruin any hairstyle in a hurry. That’s why you need some tips in your back pocket to keep it at bay. Hair oiliness can be tricky to fix and prevent, so we created this article. In it, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to keep your hair less oily.
Don’t Overwash Your Hair
Usually, when we realize our hair is oily, the first thing we do is reach for the shampoo. Though it may seem like the logical thing to do, it’s not always the right path to take. When you overwash your hair, your scalp’s follicles respond by producing more oil, and a vicious cycle begins. Your hair gets oilier as you up your shampoo frequency. So, it’s always best to wash your hair in moderation - only when you need to.
You may be wondering what’ll happen when you scale back on washing. The answer is that your hair will get oilier - but only at first. With time, your follicles will produce less sebum, and you’ll have a better scalp oil balance.
Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is different from traditional shampoo in that it isn’t activated by water and doesn’t cleanse your hair fully. It simply gets rid of excess scalp oils and reduces the shine associated with oily hair. Instead of washing your hair every single time it gets oily, reach for the dry shampoo sometimes. Though every dry shampoo is a little bit different, in most cases, you’ll sprinkle the dry shampoo onto your roots and any oily areas, wait a couple of minutes, and massage the powder in.
Avoid Running Your Fingers Through Your Hair
Did you know that running your fingers through your hair is a no-no if you want to get oily hair under control? It’s true. When you run your fingers through your hair, they move the oils from the scalp down the length of your strands. And that’s where you come into a very oily problem. Thankfully, this issue is an easy one to fix - you’ll simply keep your hands out of your hair once you’re done styling or caring for it.
Use Products for Oily Hair
Oily hair is a very well-known issue in the hair care world. Millions of people deal with this issue every single day. For this reason, hair product companies all over the world have formulated products specifically for those with oily hair. Seek out products like these when you go to your local beauty supply store or shop online. These products contain specialized ingredients that reduce oiliness to keep your hair looking fresher for longer.
So, there you have it - everything you need to know about how to keep your hair less oily. With a few quick changes to your hair routine, you can get the exact results you are looking for. We hope you found all the information you needed, and we wish you the best with your hair.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.