Natural oils are produced to provide your hair with useful moisture, but excessive oils accumulated through days shall make your hair look weirdly greasy and dirty. If you have to go out in 20 minutes and have no time for shampooing and drying your hair, or you want long-run solutions to make your hair less greasy, here you could find some suggestions that could change your whole day.
Some hairstyles to hide your oily hair
When your hair looks flat and greasy, you will want to make it look fluffy and “drier”. Try a messy top knot bun since it not only looks cool but also helps hide your oily hair effectively. The grease even gives your hair some texture which makes it easier to style.
Or what about a professional hair scarf or a cute bandage? They will purposely cover your most greasy part on your hair and add charm to your look.
Use the right products
You had better avoid an accumulation of too many hair products on your strands such as mousses, gels, and leave-ins. At the same time, try to get rid of products that make hair “shiny” since that can make oily-prone hair just look greasier.
Do not apply conditioner on your scalp
Some people apply conditioners on their roots when they find their hair too dry. However, if your hair is not that dry but become greasy after a few days you go shampoo, then conditioners applied on your roots will weigh your hair down and cause your roots to get oilier more and faster. Instead, just use your conditioners from the mid-shaft to ends.
Use dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is a great solution for you to temporarily suck up oil from your roots, making your hair appear less oily. Thanks to that, it allows you to shampoo less frequently, which will make your hair less greasy in the long run too.
If you concern about chemical ingredients contained in dry shampoo in the market, it is quite simple to make a homemade bottle made from natural content for healthy use.
Here is our suggestion for your DIY all-natural dry shampoo
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Or 2 tbsp arrowroot/cornstarch + 2 tbsp cocoa powder (for dark hair)
Mix ingredients in a clean bowl and store it in a glass jar in a cool place
Apply the powder using an old make-up brush or a comb to the oily parts of your hair.
Apply before you kiss your bed or at least 2 hours in advance for a good absorbance.
Don’t over brush
We do not suggest you brush as little as you can since not brushing enough prevents natural oils from being distributed from roots to ends, and they are just accumulated on the scalp.
On the other hand, over-brushing can stimulate grease production. So make sure to find a healthy balance for your hair with your brushing frequency.
Try making your roots fluffy
Straight hair roots have closer contact with your oily scalp. In contrast, curly hair gives you little more volume on the roots which lower the chance the oil spread from the scalp to strands.
If you do not prefer curly hair, then try blow-out technique which makes your hair fluffy and soft for longer.
Wash your hair in the morning
The contact between your hair and your pillow for the whole night stimulates the secretion of oil and sweat especially. I know you want to have more time to sleep, but you will get bouncy hair if you shampoo in the morning. Try to go to bed earlier to save time for the next morning.
People who do morning exercises definitely “save” their shampooing until the workout is done.
Avoid over washing your hair
It may be your habit of washing your hair whenever you find it oily. In fact, if the oils are stripped too often through your washes, this arouses your scalp to produce more oil which makes your hair become greasy faster. Of course, the washing frequency you should follow depends on your hair type and your products.
But you won’t go out with greasy hair? You could use alternative solutions above to train your hair to be less greasy. In the long run, it will become your scalp’s “habit” of not producing that much oil. This is why we give you so many ways to help make your hair less greasy, other than temporarily saving you time.