Hacks to Stop Greasy Hair in its Tracks
First things first: how can you tell if your hair is oily? The good news is you don’t have to be an expert; usually, it’ll seem greasy around the roots, feel heavy and look flat. We know – tough break.
In fact, greasy hair is a challenge that affects most of us at some point in our lives. And if you’ve been dealing with it for a while already, chances are you’ll have your fair share of self-taught tricks that help tackle the problem – washing less, washing more, tying back, or simply covering up. But what if there was a better way? Here’s a selection of proven, practical tips on how to stop greasy hair before it starts to get you down.
- Find the Right Shampoo for Your Hair Type
Choosing your shampoo and conditioner carefully is the first step towards beating greasy hair once and for all. Any products labelled with the words ’dry’, ’damaged’, ’smoothing’ or ’glossy’ should be given a wide berth: they may all just be coating the hair in a fine film, which is good for what it states, but not good if your hair is prone to looking oily. The coating will only add to what’s already being produced and cause the hair to become dull and greasy looking.
If your hair tends to get greasy very fast, dry shampoo could be an absolute godsend to you. Once applied, it begins to absorb your hair’s excess oil, leaving it looking clean and voluminous in no time at all.
- Use Apple Cider Vinegar
This widely popular hack is one of many home remedies to treat and prevent oily hair; also, it only involves two ingredients: water, and apple cider vinegar.
All you need to do is dilute apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and pour it through your hair (yes, it’s really that easy!). Leave for a few minutes and, hey presto, the build-up is banished, resulting in a squeaky clean and 100% grease-free ‘do.
- Clean Your Hairbrush
A dirty brush can harbour all sorts of nasties – stale styling products and dust are only the obvious ones! Using one on clean hair will transfer these, so make sure yours is cleaned properly on a regular basis.
It’s equally important that you’re using hairbrush a that’s not full of hair, too. This may seem like overkill, but remember that because your hair is oily, you’ll only be transferring grease from old strands back onto your clean scalp. And that won’t help you go grease-free at all!
- Eat Hair-Friendly Foods
Eating healthily is essential in order to keep your curls in check and your locks looking lustrous. Its importance cannot be overstated. Diet can have a direct impact on hair condition.
Strong, healthy and shiny hair can be promoted by eating and drinking the right things! Foods rich in Vitamin A will promote healthy skin and scalp, whilst eating protein is important as hair is made primarily of protein. Foods high in protein will give hair more strength, preventing it from breaking and splitting. Better fire up the ol’ juicer
- Consider Changing Up Your Style
To prevent oily hair from becoming more problematic as the day progresses, there are certain cuts and styles that can help you manage it. Not only does excessive contact with your hands and immediate environment contribute to an oil build-up on the scalp, but this also encourages it to spread down the strands, leaving your hair a deflated, greasy mess.
As such, finding the right look for your needs is crucial. Our styling recommendations are based on securing the hair away from the face. Wear your hair in a simple updo to look chic while removing all temptation to mindlessly play with it. Likewise, steer clear of products such as mousse, hairspray and wax. There’s no point in making a (literally) sticky situation even more difficult to handle!
Nobody wants to waste time worrying over oily locks. Take preventive action by using these quick and easy hacks to stop greasy hair in its tracks. And if you feel like you want any additional haircare help, be sure to check out our treatment services for fast, effective results. Find your salon today and keep your hair looking radiant, healthy and beautiful.