Ask yourself these questions:
Do you wash your hair every day?
Is your hair greasy when you wake up?
How is my scalp oily when I just washed it?
If you have the same concerns to any or all of these questions, I would love to help you learn to wash your hair every two or three days! Oily hair can be a source of frustration among many men and women. There is no need to wash your hair every day! So many women believe they just “have to” wash their hair every day, but there may a reason your hair is oily. By changing your hair washing pattern, you can begin to wash less. There are a number of ways it can be alleviated as to have less of an impact on your life. I have tips, tricks and recommendations to help you overcome your oily scalp.
So, what exactly is making your hair oily? Here are a few things that contribute to oil:
PRODUCT BUILD-UP THAT NEEDS DETOXING
Many products can cause build up on the scalp and strands. If you are using products with wax and silicone in them, be aware those products do not wash out easily. To start trying to wash less, I suggest giving your locks a detox by using a clarifying shampoo. You should also look for products that do not cause build up. By switching out you haircare products to use haircare without silicone or wax, you start the healing process!
Yes, you wash it to cleanse the dirt and oil in your hair, but over washing doesn’t help your hair! Unfortunately, daily shampooing strips your scalp of its natural oils. In response, your scalp produces more oil to compensate for the oil you are washing away. Try cutting back on washing your hair to every other day at least. Your hair will thank you in the long run. I suggest doing regular oil treatments. I use Rejuveniqe Oil. This oil mimics the body’s natural oils. It sounds crazy, but I fight oily hair with oil. It is also important to invest in a good dry shampoo to stretch days in between washes. The Champ Dry Shampoo is my absolute favorite and the safest dry shampoo out there! I use dry shampoo before going to bed and it absorbs any oils overnight. This is a big help for women with darker colored hair as the dry shampoo won’t leave white in your hair when left on overnight.
Be cautious with conditioner. You may be applying a conditioner that’s too heavy for your hair type, which can weigh it down. Or you may not be washing the conditioner out properly. If you are prone to oily roots, avoid applying your conditioner all over your hair, focus on mid shaft to ends (ears down) to avoid causing oily roots.
YOUR HAIRBRUSH IS DIRTY
Your hairbrush can harbor a lot of yucky gross stuff including oil! An oily filled brush will transfer to the hair, making it feel dirty, so make sure your hair brush is clean! You can clean your hair brush (and should)! I use Monat’s Black 2in1 for cleaning hair brushes, combs and makeup brushes.
TOUCHING YOUR HAIR TOO OFTEN
Just like constantly touching your face, fiddling with your hair transfers oils from your fingertips to your strands. Leave those locks alone! Stop pushing your hair away from your face and use a hair clip!
Brushing your hair too much can stimulate oil production, which at first looks glossy, but soon looks greasy. Again, stick to detangling the lengths and ends if you’ve got an obsessive hair brushing habit.
SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR TWICE
All of my shampoo bottles, say shampoo twice. Do it! If you find your hair still feels oily or full of greasy product residue even after you wash it, I suggest doubling up on shampooing. In other words, wash, lather, and rinse and then do it all again. The first shampoo will remove dirt and buildup while the second shampoo will actually cleanse your scalp. If you do not get a good lather on the first wash, you need to shampoo again.
Implementing a thorough wash routine using the right products for your hair will help to control and manage the problem on a day-to-day basis. Don’t forget: not all shampoos are created equally, so you will need to find one that suits your scalp, hair texture, and styling needs.
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