No more oily hair with these easy tips

Grease doesn’t look good on anything, especially your hair. Get rid of it now with these tips and tricks!

Oil on hair is not a very flattering look. It makes your strands look limp, sticky, and dirty. Oil usually starts to build up on second day hair for most people; but there are also others whose scalp hyper-produces sebum. If you have this type of scalp, your hair may get greasy a couple of hours after wash. 

Not only does excess secretion of sebum makes your tresses look less fabulous. It also causes a lot of different hair problems like dandruff and scalp acne. Do yourself a favor if you get rid of excess oil on your hair once and for all.

To help you get rid of oily hair, we put together a list of remedies for keeping hair grease at bay. Try different options to see what works best for you.

Oily hair: Asian woman spraying dry shampoo on her long black hair
If you have oily hair, dry shampoo is your best friend.

1. Use dry shampoo as a quick fix

If your hair has gotten overly greasy in the middle of the day and you can’t very well rush to the shower, use dry shampoo to remove excess oil. Spray directly onto the scalp and brush the product through the hair.

Editor’s tip: Keep a bottle of TONI&GUY Matt Texture Dry Shampoo inside your office drawer. This way, you can refresh your roots in the middle of the day once your hair starts to become extra oily. 

2. Eat a healthy diet

Your diet affects more than just your abs, it affects the rest of your body. Eating healthy reflects on your skin, and on your hair, too. Choose healthy fats and carbs as they help sebaceous glands have a more positively balanced sebum production.

Hair care routine for thin hair
Give your hair a mask treatment or apply a natural, homemade recipe to detox. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Give your locks a regular detox

Shampoo and conditioner, and other styling products can build up on the hair and scalp. This can trigger an overproduction of oil in your tresses. Use a clarifying shampoo or a natural hair detox recipe every two to three months to keep your hair healthy.


Editor’s tip: Wash your oily hair with TRESemme Detox & Nourish ShampooWith natural ingredients such as ginger and green tea, it deeply cleanses your hair and helps replenish lost nutrients.

4. Don’t overwash your hair

While washing your hair is the instant solution to greasy locks, doing it too often might do more harm than good. Frequent shampooing strips your scalp of its natural oils, sending glands the signal that it needs more. Glands step up and work overtime to try and replace what was lost and ends up overproducing oil. Washing your hair is good, but don’t overdo it.

Oily hair: Asian woman with long dark wavy hair wearing a white long-sleeved top sitting on a sofa
Just leave your hair be to keep it from getting oily.

5. Hands off your tresses

Stop yourself from touching your hair too often because it transfers all the oil in your fingers to your strands. If you already have oily hair, touching it all the time won’t help your case, so resist the urge to run your fingers through it every five minutes.

Oily hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black hair in a top bun with headband
Bye, bye oily and sweaty hair, thanks to a neat top bun.

6. Put your hair up

On days when you can’t seem to get rid of excess oil, just put your hair up. This way, you’ll feel cooler and you’ll keep your hair away from sweat coming from your neck and scalp. A top bun with headband is perfect for disguising oily hair. It’s super chic, too, and presko on an extra hot day.

Now you can say goodbye to grease and say hello to gorgeous, fresh-looking hair!

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