Oily hair can ruin your mood all day long. Especially when you have to wash your hair every day. You don’t have to use a dry shampoo to keep your hair fresh. You can reduce the greasiness of your hair
Every girl faces the dilemma of having to wash her hair in the morning or pulling her hair up into a ponytail and saving a bunch of makeup time. The oiliness of the hair (scalp) varies from person to person and is determined by genetics. However, external factors can also have an impact on the sebum condition.
The reason why hair gets greasy so quickly is due to an overactive sebaceous gland. This could be caused by stress, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalance, problems with lipid metabolism and, naturally, improper grooming. In addition, the weather can also have an impact. In hot weather, for example, hair can get greasy faster, because the sebaceous oil glands are much more active.
It would be difficult to eliminate the cause of excessive greasy hair if it’s a hormonal imbalance or lipid metabolism disorder. Without special treatment can’t be avoided, and only a doctor can prescribe it. However if it’s the rest of the reasons listed above that’s causing your hair to look greasy, we’ve got some simple advice and a few affordable products that can help you keep your hair looking fresh for as long as possible.
How to reduce the oiliness of your hair
Oily hair is genetically conditioned, and unless your scalp is naturally oily rather than dry or normal, there’s no way to make a dramatic difference, especially not with the proper cosmetic treatments and products. There are a few things you can do to slow down the process of pollution and get rid of oily hair.
- Do away with surfactant-based shampoos. SLS and SLeS, i.e. sulphates, are seen as aggressive. Sulfate-free shampoos do not foam at all, making them difficult to cleanse the scalp. But shampoos rinse off the skin and SLS and SLeS do not do much harm. They should not be present in masks, conditioners or balzams. If used continuously, surfactants will dry out the skin. Your sebaceous glands will produce even more sebum to protect your skin. Also choose shampoos with milder surfactants. Also, avoid shampoos and balms that contain silicone, which clogs the pores.
- Wash your hair properly. The funny thing is, most of us don’t wash our hair properly. The way things work is as usual: shampoo first, then a mask or balm. If you’re cleansing your hair the same way, it’s worth changing your beauty ritual. When you wash your hair, shampoo first, then conditioner, then rinse the hair roots again with less shampoo than you did the first time. This will keep the greasy film of oils, proteins and lecithin from the conditioner or mask off your scalp, and not clog pores. A second option is to rinse your hair after balms and masks with acidified water and natural apple cider vinegar (1 tbsp. vinegar per 200 ml of water).
- Wash your hair with warm water. The warmer the water, the more active the sebaceous glands are, which increases the oiliness of the scalp. Wash only with lukewarm water.
- Avoid laminations and keratin hair straighteners. This will make the sebaceous glands go crazy, they will secrete maximum amounts of grease to protect the skin from harmful substances from the keratin straightening or lamination formulation. As a result, your hair will be greasy by the evening.
- Separate hair care from scalp care. For the most effective hair care, apply a scalp treatment using serums, emulsions or masks, and a lengthwise treatment depending on the condition of your hair. Oils should only be applied to the hair, avoiding the roots and scalp. Same with balms.
- Don’t overdo it with dry shampoos. You don’t need to use dry shampoo 5 days a week. It affects your scalp and hair roots, exacerbating the condition. Only use if you’re in dire need, if you need to transform your hair in a hurry.
- Make a greasy hair mask. Regular and proper hair care can do wonders. Try the following masks.
Anti-oily hair mask
Colorless henna mask
Dilute a bag of colourless henna with boiling water to the consistency of oily sour cream. Let it steep for 5 minutes then add some more water if needed. Apply the warm mask to the roots of the head only, then distribute the rest all over the hair. Wrap with a film and a towel. Sustain the mask for one to 8 hours. Wash your hair then as usual.
Do not use such a mask more than once a week, so as not to dry out your hair and scalp. This mask also gives a shiny hair, helps to get rid of dandruff.
Rose Clay Hair Mask
Dilute 2-3 tbsp. of clay with warm water to the consistency of thick sour cream. Add 2 drops of essential oil of lavender or tea tree, rosemary. Apply the mixture to the roots of dirty hair. Coconut oil or olive oil can be applied to the whole length. Wash your hair after 30 minutes.
Vitamin kiwi mask
Take one or two kiwis (it is better to take firm, not soft ones), mash them. Add 1/2 tsp. of natural apple cider vinegar and 2 drops of lavender essential oil. Apply the mixture to your scalp and distribute the rest over your hair. Leave for 20-30 minutes and wash out with warm water and shampoo.
If your oily hair doesn’t change after a month of regular care, see your doctor – it could be a hormonal problem or a problem with your lipid metabolism
What should you do if your hair is oily and dirty the day after you wash it? Wash your hair daily. Try a different shampoo and conditioner first. Shampoos for oily hair contain citrus, green tea and herbal extracts: they soothe the scalp and reduce sebum production.
Rinsing oily hair with an infusion of astringent herbs such as calendula, chamomile, oak bark, plantain and others is very useful. This soothes the scalp and normalises sebum (sebum) production, which causes greasy hair. It is also good to rinse greasy hair with a solution of 1 tablespoon.
Wheat flour or dry mustard will work well as a ‘dry shampoo’. The first is suitable for blonde hair, the second for brown hair and brunette hair. Powder your tresses, rub them with a dry towel and comb them out with a fine-toothed comb.
Mustard for washing hair Mustard washing is recommended for people with normal and oily hair, as well as for people suffering from hair loss. Dilute a litre of water with mustard (1-2 tablespoons of dry mustard powder, depending on how greasy your hair is).