How to Stop Your Hair from Being Oily

No one likes having oily hair. Not only can it be hard to manage, but it looks and feels horrible. Whether you have greasy hair due to lifestyle choices, or it’s just naturally like that, you’re not destined to a life of battling the oil. We’ve included some helpful beauty tips to turn those greasy locks into silky smooth strands.

Don’t Straighten Your Hair

While straightened hair can look that much nicer for the look you’re trying to achieve; it may not be doing your oily hair any favours. When you straighten your hair, it typically sits much closer to your scalp. And, as your scalp creates oil, it’s about to penetrate your hair follicles that much easier. Instead, add volume to your hair to reduce the contact between your scalp and hair.

Stop Touching Your Hair

Sometimes you can do it without realising it, but touching your hair can be contributing to the excess oil problem. Your hands and skin create oil, and then when you feel your hair, you’re transferring it. Try to do something else with your hands rather than fiddle with your hair.

Know Your Brushing Limit

Believe it or it, how often you brush can make all the difference to oil production in your hair. If you don’t brush your hair enough, those natural oils aren’t appropriately distributed and build up around your scalp area. However, if you brush too much, you’re encouraging your scalp to produce more oil. Take a look at your brushing behaviour now and decide whether it’s time to brush more or brush less.

Don’t Use Conditioner on Your Whole Head

Believe it or not, conditioner can be quite a heavy product. Therefore, when you use too much of it, it weighs your hair down and exposes it to much of the oil found in your scalp. Instead of conditioning all of your hair, instead focus on the ends. A simple shampoo around the scalp area is effective enough at cleaning your hair.

Shampoo Less Often

When you have oily hair, usually all you want to do is wash it to remove it. However, doing that can actually be counterproductive. Shampoo strips your hair of all its natural oils, so your hair begins to work overtime to build them all back up again. The result? More oil. Therefore, the less you shampoo, the less oil that is produced. If you wash your hair every day, try cut it back to every three or four days. It won’t do your hair any harm, but it may just solve your oil problem.

If all else fails, it might be time to talk to your hairdresser. They may be able to provide you with a product to restore natural oil production for a healthier, shinier look and feel.