Some of us are lucky to be blessed with oily hair and while it’s not the end of the world, it can be frustrating to have greasy hair just a few hours after washing it. If you’re someone who wants to be able to skip washing your hair every time you shower, these tips and tricks from our stylists at Bella Salon & Spa will help you train your hair to be less greasy.
Can you actually train your hair to be less greasy?
Yes! While it can take some time and can be frustrating, it’s well worth it – we promise. You’re going to want to space out your washes to help avoid your scalp from going into overdrive.
Typically you wash your hair to make it feel clean and eliminate the oils, but if you wash it too often, your hair can end up even more oily. Start by skipping one day and then once your hair can stand it, move on to washing it every two days. Over time, you’ll be able to stretch the time between washes.
What products to use
Using the correct hair products for your hair type is so important, especially when you’re training your hair to be less greasy. Avoid any products that say “shine-enhancing” or “anti-frizz” as these are typically formulated for dry hair.
Some really good hair products for oily hair are dry shampoo to soak up oils, a clarifying product to get rid of dry shampoo and product build-up, and if you want to go the DIY route, apple cider vinegar will help kill off bacteria and fungus and will reduce oil build up.
In addition to washing your hair less and using the proper products, here are some more tips from our team:
1. Avoid touching your hair as much as possible. This will help reduce transferring oils from your fingers to your scalp.
2. Avoid using a flat iron. By styling your hair straight, oil is given a straight path to travel down your strands.
3. Utilize a messy bun to keep your hair out of your face. This will help you avoid touching it and will extend the time between washes.