How to Take Care of Greasy Hair

Serena Norr | 21 May 2016

Treat your greasy strands with these easy tips.

By now, we’ve all heard that natural oils are awesome for your hair. But the problem occurs when your hair looks weighted down by oils and grease. This is typically when your scalp produces way too much sebum (a natural oil), creating an imbalance of sorts, that causes greasy hair to acclimate along your scalp and roots. Greasy hair is actually the cause of buildup, which can occur if you don’t wash your hair constantly, a result of your hair type, and even due to genetics. No need to stress, you can still have amazing hair with some simple tips to help you take care of your greasy locks. Read on to discover more:

Taking Care of Greasy Hair

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Treat your greasy hair by using the right products.

1. Use the right shampoo

Shampoo your hair daily with a specially formulated cleanser for oily hair. If hair is particularly oily, repeat the process and shampoo your hair again. This is especially important if you have fine hair that can tend to feel weighted down by hair oils. Try Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and the Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner whose lightweight formula can deliver moisture to your hair without weighting you down.

2. Don’t over condition your hair.

While conditioner is amazing to make your hair silky and smooth too much of it will leave your hair heavy and looking drab. Stick to a lighter blend, and preferably one that is oil-free. You also don’t need to condition your hair at the roots, which can make it drab. Focus on the ends with a light-to-medium amount of conditioner.

3. Use the right temperatures. 

There is tons of buzz about water temps and we are equally intrigued anytime we hear about how cold, warm and hot water can affect our hair. For greasy strands, we suggest using cold to warm water since hot water can cause your hair to get even more oily and greasy.

4. Brush ever so lightly.

Even brushing (or not brushing) can impact the level of grease in your hair. For an even distribution of your natural hair oils, we suggest using a boar bristle brush to give your hair a gentle massage as it helps stimulate the scalp.

5. Stop touching your hair.

We are completely guilty of this and get why it’s one of those things that you just end up doing without thinking about it. You can spread oils with your hands, so the best bet is to lay off your hair to avoid this!

6. Check out dry shampoo.

If you hate washing everyday (or can’t), get a dry shampoo like Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo that can work to soak up any grease. These formulas come in a powder or spray that works to absorb any oils as it revives your hair.

What is your go-to trick to maintain your greasy hair?

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