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Do you have to wash your hair daily to prevent those oily looking strands? Is it really frustrating to tackle those flat, greasy roots? When your body produces more sebum/oil, your skin and hair tend to become oily. The problem could lie in hormonal imbalances, diet, medications, weather etc. Keep a check on all of these reasons stated above, and here we are giving you some quick and easy tips to keep your oily hair at bay.
1. Avoid Over Styling
Keep your hair free of tools, mists and sprays. Give your hair a break from using straighteners, tongs, hair sprays and all those hair tools. These cause your hair to become greasy over time. Let your hair relax for a while and be naturally beautiful.
2. Avoid Overwashing
Do not vigorously rub your hair. Excessively oily hair can frustrate you and you tend to rub it hard to remove the oil. You can’t resist washing, but in actual, overwashing produces more oil. It strips off the natural oil from your hair making it appear lifeless and roots oily. Use a good shampoo instead to get rid of product buildup.
3. Change Your Shampoo
Chances are you are applying a wrong shampoo. Take a deeply cleansing shampoo which makes your hair feel lighter. Keep your hair texture and scalp condition in consideration while choosing a shampoo. You can take help of experts too. Try going organic, and choose products that are free of parabens and sulphates.
4. Cleanse Your Scalp Properly
Wash your scalp and hair properly. Make sure there is no residue left of shampoo and conditioner. Insufficient rinsing can also be a reason behind greasy hair. What do you think product build-up leads to?
5. Keep Your Hands Off Your Hair
You tend to keep touching and playing with your hair. The sweat, dirt and oil in your hands kind of transfers to your hair and make your strands appear even oilier.
6. Think about Hair Masks and Other Products
Over washing the hair because of oiliness makes your hair dull and lifeless. And you tend to buy heavy hydrating masks to bring back that shine and texture to your hair. Right? But, these overly thick products can make your scalp appear even oily and full of grease.
7. Do Not Overbrush
Excessive brushing produces more oil. Make sure not to overly brush your hair at all times as it will make your hair look even more flat and greasy.
8. Stay Away from Silicone
Silicone is present in almost all of the hair products. Silicones and oils present in hair products make your hair feel heavy and greasy.
9. Make Dry Shampoo Your New BFF
This is where dry shampoos come to the rescue. A dry shampoo eliminates the greasiness and dirt from the scalp. A few spritz is all you need to soak up excess oil, and it instantly adds that missing bounce to your manes too. It acts as an instant saviour and saves both your time and energy.
10. Healthy Diet plays a Major Role
Cut down on fried food. Have a healthy diet and indulge in fruits and green leafy vegetables. Make sure you drink plenty of water and load up all the good stuff in your diet.
Some home remedies you may follow:
It plays an efficient role in getting rid of product build-up. Just Squeeze out the juice from a lemon, dilute it with a cup of water, mix well and apply to your scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water and a mild shampoo.
Tea rinse is really helpful. It makes your hair soft and shiny, and also removes all the product buildup at the same time.
Dilute about one-fourth cup of apple cider vinegar to a litre of water; pour this liquid into a spray bottle and spray on your hair. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse the vinegar out with some warm water.
So here is how you can keep oily hair at bay for longer, and make your hair look healthy and bouncy more often. Let me know your favorite tips too. 🙂
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