There’s nothing sexier than that just stepped out of the shower wet hair look… unless, of course, your hair looks that way not because of a refreshing shower, but rather greasiness!
No matter your hair type, we’re guessing you’ve been there!
And the greasy hair days seem to come on the days you need to look your best don’t they? So you do what most people do, turn to dry shampoo or a bit of cornstarch to get rid of the oil!
But are there better ways to prevent greasy hair altogether? Read on, there just might be!
Why does my hair get so greasy?
There are times when greasy hair is sort of expected, like when you do your extra sweaty workouts, or when you go a few days too many without washing your hair for example.
But what if you’re doing your best to stick to a hair washing schedule, and making sure you keep your hair tied up when working up a sweat?
In this case, there may be a few other factors that are coming into play. Some people naturally produce more oil in their scalp than others (exactly the way your skin produces oil), while women may be suffering from greasy hair due to hormonal fluctuations. Using dirty hair care products (brushes, combs), applying too much hair product, and even overwashing (yes, really!) could also be your culprit to oily hair.
No matter what is causing your hair to get so greasy, there are a few remedies that you can make use of to get your hair back to its natural state.
Keep your hair products clean
You may be tempted to run your comb or brush through your hair when it’s especially greasy, but all that does is not only get your brush more dirty but also transfers any dirt, product, or dust from your brush to your hair - making it potentially even more greasier!
Be sure to clean your brushes frequently with a small bit of your favorite shampoo and allow it to dry completely before using it again.
The same goes for your other hair products like hair clips, scrunchies, and hair ties! Keep them clean!
Avoid touching your hair too much
Just like you should avoid touching your skin too much throughout the day, the same applies to your hair. When you run your fingers through your hair, you not only transfer more oils from your hands to your strands, but you also stimulate the sebum in your hair which increases the oiliness.
If you find it hard not to touch your hair, consider trying new ways to wear it up instead!
Use products with pH balanced ingredients
Certain ingredients found in conventional shampoos and conditioners are known to disrupt the pH balance on your scalp.
When this happens, you’re much more likely to experience increased irritation, oiliness, and for some, dryness. Using products that contain naturally balanced ingredients is your best bet, such as the healing botanical extracts, vitamins and essential oils found in our Scalp Rescue Shampoo. Be sure to follow up with a conditioner like our Scalp Rescue Conditioner that strengthens and nourishes your hair and scalp too.