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Tips For Greasy Or Oily Hair

Updated on February 20, 2015

Some people with greasy hair may feel that they have to wash their hair everyday. However, even though someone with greasy hair may wash their hair daily, they might still end up dealing with greasy hair by the end of the day. If your hair tends to be greasy or oily, even after washing it often, here are a few tips to help make it appear cleaner and less greasy.

Tip #1: Less Washing

Even though you might feel the need to wash your hair daily, doing so may be a contributing factor to your greasy hair. Instead of washing your hair every day, try to wash it every other day. Over time, when you stop washing it daily, your hair may become less greasier. When you wash your hair daily with shampoo, you might actually be stripping your hair of natural oils and your scalp may then start producing more oil to compensate for this loss.

I know it may be hard to go without washing your hair when your hair feels greasy, but it may just help you out in the long run. In the beginning, you may have to deal with extra grease until your hair gets used to you not washing it daily. Eventually, once your hair gets used to this routine, you might find that your hair is much less greasier and you can go more days without washing it.

Tip #2: Clarifying Shampoos

Another option to help combat greasy hair is by using a clarifying shampoo. A clarifying shampoo can remove the buildup in your hair. If you happen to use hair sprays or gels, this is type of shampoo is especially useful for getting rid of the junky buildup in your hair. Also, a good clarifying shampoo may remove the buildup of oil and grease on your scalp and hair. It may end up keeping your hair looking fresher and less greasy. It may not be a good idea to use a clarifying shampoo too often though as it could possibly dry out your hair. Try to stick to once or twice a week or even less with a clarifying shampoo to see what works best for you.

Tip #3: Shampoo All Of Your Hair

You might be shampooing your hair at the roots only and if this is the case, then the rest of your hair might become oily. This is especially true if you also apply a conditioner when you shampoo. You may want to try shampooing your hair from top to bottom every time you shampoo to prevent the bottom part of your hair from becoming greasy.

Tip #4: Experiment With Shampoos

Besides using a clarifying shampoo, there are some other shampoos that you might want to use in between that could help with your greasy or oily hair. Shampoos with certain ingredients, such as tea tree oil, might help to absorb the oils in your hair and keep it healthy looking. Natural and organic shampoos do not contain harsh chemicals and they may also be beneficial to your hair. However, you may want to make sure that you are not drying your hair out too much, which is why it is better to skip a day or two between washings.

Tip #5: Diet

Following a healthy or well balanced diet could potentially change the condition of your hair. You may be lacking certain vitamins and nutrients that could possibly change the health of your hair. If you start getting more of these nutrients in your diet, you may end up with a healthier scalp and hair that is less greasy or oily. It could be that you are not getting enough B vitamins in your diet, so try to eat more foods that are rich in B vitamins. These type of vitamins may benefit the health of your hair.

Tip #6: Condition Only The Ends Of Your Hair

If you use conditioner and apply it to the whole length of your hair, including the roots, then you may end up with greasy hair. In order to try to avoid getting greasy hair from your conditioner, you may want to condition only the ends of your hair and skip the top half of your hair. Also, you might want to look for conditioner that is more lightweight, rather than using a heavy conditioner that might make the hair feel greasy even after rinsing it out.


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