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.
Say Goodbye to Oily Hair With These Tips
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.
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 Shampoo. With 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.
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.
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.
Hairstyles That Look Great on Oily Hair
It’s challenging enough when you have to deal with oily hair. But what is more challenging is hiding it when you need to go out or dress up. And during bad hair days, you just have to choose a hairstyle that somehow disguises your oily hair. Here are some hairstyle suggestions for you!
1. Pixie Cut with Quiff
Many think that the quiff is a hairstyle intended only for men which is so untrue! Women can don this hairstyle too, and it is quite suitable for oily hair. The quiff needs to be set with a little bit of mousse or hair serum to keep it in place; thus, making the oiliness look discreet!
Editor’s tip: Keep your quiff in place for a long time by applying a good amount of VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray. You can be confident that your hairstyle won’t get messed up even with all your movement and the wind.
2. Sleek Pixie
You can also style your pixie hair the sleek way. This hairstyle gives you the feeling of freshness all day since your hair is combed back. Plus, it actually solves two major hair problems—oily hair and tikwas.
3. Sleek Ponytail
We understand how long and oily hair can be bothersome, especially during the summer. Don’t because you can always put your hair up in a tight ponytail to keep your hair off your skin and neck. And if you want it to look anything but boring, make it a wavy ponytail which is a perfect hairstyle even for work.
Editor’s tip: Nobody likes flyaway hair, so put a little amount of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream from mid-length down to the tips to give your hair a nice finish. Don’t worry because it doesn’t feel greasy and won’t make your hair oilier.
4. Textured Pixie Hair
We love how this textured pixie cut gives your hair body and dimension. It’s totally great if your pixie hair is starting to grow longer and you now want to change your hairstyle. All you need to do is clamp your hair with a flat iron. You’ll definitely love your hair, oil and all!
5. Voluminous Wet Look
We can’t come up with a better hairstyle solution to oily hair than the wet look. This hairstyle was a trend back in the ’80s and early ’90s but it’s one of the few that never gets old! Give your hair volume and you’re all set for wherever you need to go—to work, a date, or to a lazy day at the park.
Now you can say goodbye to grease and say hello to gorgeous, fresh-looking hair!