Oily hair is the bane of existence for many women. When your hair is especially oily, you might feel like it looks dirty, or that it falls flat, leaving you looking lifeless and boring.
Well, know that you aren’t alone and there are ways to combat oily tresses in just a few simple steps. The exciting news is that banishing oily locks can be done relatively easily and cheaply; you just need to know how to shampoo your ‘do into submission.
Here are a few expert tips on the best ways to shampoo oily hair.
Pick the Right Products
People with oily hair need to be extra careful when picking shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Experts suggest picking a shampoo that is translucent in nature rather than creamy. Creamy shampoos generally have moisturizers built in that can cause your scalp to go into overdrive. You may also be washing your hair all wrong.
Since your scalp is producing more than enough oily, you don’t need to add additional moisturizers into the mix. When dealing with conditioners, experts suggest avoiding conditioners at the roots and crown. Rather, simply condition the ends with a small amount of a good quality conditioner. For best results, rinse out shampoo and conditioner with very cold water in order to trap the moisture in the strands.
Cut Back on Washing
It may sound counterproductive, but some people wash their hair so often that the scalp simply produces more sebum to counterbalance the washing efforts. It may make your situation worse for a while, but washing less often can actually return your scalp to a healthy balance and reduce sebum production. During the waiting period, utilize dry shampoo to keep your locks from looking like a greasy mess, or rock a slicked back ponytail for a little extra style.
Wash in the Morning
Sebum production is at an all-day high during the nighttime hours, so combat greasy locks by washing in the morning for an all-day clean look. Finding the perfect washing routine is a personal journey, however, and your mileage may vary.
When you wash make sure you avoid very hot water, and only wash with as cold as water as you can stand. Hot water can kick your scalp into heavy oil production in an attempt to protect your hair from the heat. While it might not sound like much fun taking a lukewarm shower, getting your oily hair under control might just be worth the hardship.
Cut and Style
Finally, a new cut and style might just help your scalp return to balance and kick the oil to the curb. If you’ve been dreaming of a new ‘do, call the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown. We can help you find a style that works for you, and the products that will keep oil at bay.
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Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.