It’s time for you to say goodbye to your greasy hair! That’s right—you can get rid of your greasy hair, and stop washing your hair every single day! Just follow these easy steps to get the grease out and to save time in the shower. This will save your hair in the process!
No matter how often you wash your hair, does it seem to get greasy just hours after you get out of the shower? Greasy hair is a nightmare, and can be really embarrassing! Plus it’s a pain to wash it once and even twice a day! Luckily, there are some things that you can do to control your greasy hair.
First you need to know where greasy hair comes from. There are tiny glands in your scalp called the sebaceous glands. The way that your body moisturizes your hair is by having the sebaceous glands produce a kind of oily substance. This oil is called sebum. You want sebum! It’s a good thing! It’s not a good thing when your body won’t stop producing it!
Here are some things that you can do to control your grease, and cut down on the amount of sebum that your glands are putting out.
n Choose a good shampoo that says that it’s for greasy hair. Or you can choose one that is extra cleansing. Clarifying shampoos are a good idea, too.
n Avoid moisturizing shampoos. Moisture is your problem—you don’t want to add more of it.
n Shampoo the right way! If you’re like most of us, when you shampoo you probably scrub scrub scrub. Especially if you’re trying to get the oil out! What you don’t know, though, is that you’re actually telling your body to produce more oil! You’re stimulating your glands, and they’re going to send more oil out into your hair. So instead of scrubbing, be gentle. Lather up, and then just lightly run your hands over your scalp. Rinse and repeat.
n Don’t brush too much! The more you brush, the more those sebaceous glands will be stimulated to produce oil. And the more you brush, the more you move that oil through your hair.
n Use a light conditioner. Even though your hair is oily, your ends can still get dry and damaged. So just use a light conditioner, and just rub it into the ends of your hair.
n Start washing every other day. At first, your hair will revolt and become even more greasy! But if you cut down on your washing, eventually your hair will adjust and won’t produce as much grease. This can be a little bit rocky for a week or two, though.
n Choose your products wisely! Lots of hair styling products make your hair greasier. This doesn’t have to happen, though. Choose products that say that they are greaseless or oil free. They won’t weigh your hair down, and then can cut down on grease.
n It’s all about the powder, baby. If you’re having real problems with greasy hair, you can apply a small amount of baby powder to the roots. Then shake it through your hair so that the baby powder disappears (and you don’t look like you have dandruff). The baby powder will absorb the oil and grease around your roots.
n Lemon juice. Wash your hair in lemon juice and water. This will help dry your hair out. And an added benefit: it will give your hair a nice, healthy shine, without that greasy feel! Some people even use vinegar, and say that it works wonders. Just make sure that you rinse well so that you don’t smell like vinegar all day long!