When hair becomes greasy, it can ruin our day. Grease is normal. We all have sebaceous glands on our heads that create oil. These glands help in keeping our skin from drying out. However, not everyone has the same amount of oil production. Some of us have more than others. Incorporating these steps into your routine can help maintain the amount of oil your hair produces if you struggle with greasy hair.
Natural oil is good, so don’t fight it too much. If you are the type of person to wash your hair daily, there are benefits to prolonging your washing. When you wash your hair on your wash days, try shampooing twice. Lather, rinse, repeat! The first wash is to break down the oils in your hair. The second time allows the soap to lather and eliminates impurities. When shampooing, focus on the roots and massage the scalp for 60 seconds, squeezing the suds through the ends.
The type of shampoo we use is also crucial to maintaining the grease. Using sulfate shampoo can over-cleanse and dry out your scalp causing more oil to produce because your hair is trying to compensate for the dryness, which can result in a handful of other issues.
For a sulfate-free shampoo, try the HYPERSILK Replenishing Shampoo. This shampoo is infused with hydrolyzed keratin adding a finishing shine to the hair. This product is color safe and has a low pH balance of 6, so it is gentle on hair. Or try the HYPERSILK Color Treated Shampoo, which is packed with amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that help nourish the hair. In addition, this shampoo promotes hair growth and protects the color with a UV-protectant formula to make the color last longer.
When applying conditioner to your hair, use only a tiny amount to the ends. When conditioner is applied to the top of the head, it adds extra moisture to the roots. Since our ends don’t receive the same amount of oils as our roots do, it’s essential not to hydrate your scalp more than it needs. Many people will use dry shampoo anytime they see greasy hair. Instead, apply dry shampoo right after washing and styling to absorb the oils before they produce proactively. Don’t overdo dry shampoo. Too much can cause a buildup in the pores, causing blockage at the root.
When styling your hair, try to touch your hair as little as possible days after your last wash. Like your face, the more you feel it, the more oil is created. Therefore, the less you touch your hair, helps limit the amount of grease. Regarding the number of styling products like straighteners, blow dryers, hairspray, or creams. These items can cause a buildup on the scalp leaving excess grease, so limiting the number of products can help reduce oil buildup.
Even the style of the hairbrush you use can impact the oil process. A specific hair brush style can help distribute the oils on your scalp evenly. For example, using a boar bristle (faux or vegan options are perfect as well) can help spread the oils to the ends of the hair. In addition, the fibers on the brush help polish the hair.