Things You Need To Avoid If You Have Greasy Lock
Things in life we try to avoid: pimples, ex-boyfriends, eating an entire chocolate bar in one go, and greasy hair. The good news is, greasy hair, unlike the others, is something we can control SO easily. While there are definitely people who are more prone to oily hair than others, that doesn’t mean you can’t help to extend your fresh wash for as long as possible. There’re actually so many things you’re probably doing without even realizing that are making your hair go greasy much more quickly. Here’re five things you need to avoid to keep your hair from getting oily before it should.
Stop touching your hair
Well it’s tough! Especially if it’s a nervous habit or you just can’t decide which way you want to wear your hair. The thing is, every time you play with your hair, you transfer oils from your fingertips to your hair, which considering most of us touch our hair at least 20 times a day, is quite a lot. To make not touching your hair easier, wearing your hair up in braids or ponytails means you’re much less likely to.
Don’t brush your hair too much
We know it can be super satisfying to brush your hair, and typically you would think this could only be a good thing for your hair, but actually, it stimulates oil production. If you brush too much, it also distributes the oil at your scalp through the rest of your hair. It's recommend brushing in the morning before going out, before any heat styling, and finally to detangle before bed to reduce breakage while you sleep.
Make cleaning your hairbrush a regular thing
Washing hair brush regularly SO important, just think of all the product, grease, and dirt that builds up on your brush. Then there are all the greasy hairs that get stuck in your brush and then transfer more grease (just like your hands do) back onto your mane – just clean out the hairs and let it soak in warm soapy water for 30 minutes, then wash it thoroughly with warm water.
Choose the right shampoo and conditioner – and use it the right way!
If you’re washing your hair the same way they do in most hair adverts, then you’re probably doing it wrong! Shampoo should be concentrated only on your scalp, and when you rinse it out, this will flush out any dirt at the ends of your hair. If you have an oily scalp and dry ends, you don’t need a moisturizing shampoo or something to add shine, instead, you need something that says ‘balancing,’ ‘volumizing,’ ‘detoxing’ or specifically states it’s for greasy hair. Fixing your dry ends is a task that should be left to your conditioner, which should only be applied to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair.
Use Baby Powder
If you prefer to go the old-fashioned route, opt for baby powder instead of dry shampoo. It will work the same way if you sprinkle some on your roots and rub it in. If you have dark hair and the baby powder causes too much of a white cast, just brush some bronzer onto your roots instead or mix the baby powder with cocoa.
Say no to gels, serums and hair treatments
The best greasy hair solution is to say no to gels, serums and various other hair treatments. Oily hair as you know has a natural shine of its own. Hence, there isn’t any need to coat your hair with additional shining serums and glossy gels. They would only double up your hassles.
Also, whenever you use hair straightener you need to know that your hair will automatically get greasier. So, try to avoid the machine as much as possible. The more your brush out your hair, the more greasing and oil lubrication will happen which will disturb oil from your scalp, so avoid over brushing if you can.
Go for oil treatments
All of us have some amount of oil on our scalps. Only the amount that is secreted varies from scalp to scalp. Fortunately, there are good masks available to deal with oily scalp.A combination of coconut oil and almond oil really works. You just need to combine these two and put in a few drops of tea tree essential oil. Once done, apply it to your scalp and leave it for some time so that it gets soaked. Now rinse it off with a good shampoo so that no amount of oil or grease is left on the scalp. Through this technique, you would have nourished both your hair and scalp. Avoid leaving the oil treatment mask overnight as it can be detrimental to your hair.
The other alternative is hot oil treatment. In this, you need to massage your scalp with some oil and rinse off your hair after that. This would hydrate your roots and wash off excess hair oil.
Tips to remember
Often we feel the tendency to keep scratching our heads due to irritated scalp. Whenever that happens, just tap your scalp with fingers instead of scratching it hard. Too much of scratching will lead to dandruff, even abrasions. Sometimes, it may excite the oil glands to cause more oil secretion.
We hope you enjoyed reading and now will try these remedies to avoid having greasy locks.