For as long as I can remember, I've always had problems with oily hair. I would wash it in the morning and have it be noticeably oily by the time I go to bed. When I was younger, I tried to fix it with more washes but realized over the years that it actually makes it worse. Thankfully, I've grown wise over my years and have come up with some helpful tips to combat oily hair! Enjoy:
Sleep on a satin or silk pillow case.
No joke this will help your life in more ways than one. Not only does it help with oily hair, but also with fine lines and wrinkles. A normal cotton pillow case strips oils from your skin and keeps it built up in its fibers. That's why you can find your hair gets extra oily overnight. I use these pillow cases and l-o-v-e them so far!
Utilize dry shampoo.
This is my holy grail. The one thing I cannot live without. My best friend. The only one who underst-- haha you get it, right? I am the queen of dry shampoo (I'll make a post soon about how to dry shampoo your hair like a pro) and for a couple of years I was going through every single company finding "Mr. Right." Now that I'm thinking about it, I should also do a post on the good, the bad and the ugly of dry shampoos out there. ANYWAY… After years of searching I was introduced to Oscar Blandi and I never looked back.
If there is ever one thing you buy from my recommendation, make it be this. I can't tell you how truly amazing it is! For reals, people! It lasts forever, it doesn't leave heavy residue, it makes your hair smell good and it's lightweight! Plus if powder isn't your thing, he made it in a spray. You even have your choice of invisible or powder. You. Are. Welcome.
Don't wash your hair everyday.
Think about it. If you wash your hair everyday, it strips away the oils (but Krista, that's the point) NO! Your hair then produces MORE oil to replenish itself. Do you see the vicious cycle? What should you do in-between days? Read No. 2 above.
When you wash your hair, be smart.
When you do finally wash your hair, be smart about it! Make sure when you're shampooing to only use sulfate free shampoo. That's the stuff that makes your shampoo thick and creamy with lather and sticks to your scalp. Sure you have to pay a bit more in price, but isn't it worth it? For shampoo, I usually go for the clarifying ones (like Moroccanoil) to really give my hair a good, deep clean.
I also learned (while writing this actually) that you should rinse your hair with cold water. Warm water opens up the cuticles in your hair so by rinsing with cold water, it helps to close the hair cuticle and keep any access soap away.
After the shampoo, be smart about conditioning! Make sure to only condition your ends, that's what needs all the help anyway. Oily scalps don't need any extra help conditioning. It will only make things worse.
Do you have any other tips for helping with oily hair? I'd love to hear!
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