We are all trying to train our hair to be less greasy. There is nothing worse than trying to get out the door quickly and realizing that your hair is super greasy and you have no choice but to wash it. By the time you wash, blow dry, and style your locks, you are probably way behind on your schedule. Do you realize that many of the things you frequently do to take care of your hair actually make it greasier? Never fear, you can actually train your hair to be less greasy! By changing just a few of your current hair care habits, you will be well on your way to cleaner, less greasy hair.
Although this sounds counterintuitive, washing your hair less will make it less greasy. Here’s why. By constantly washing your hair, you strip your hair of its natural oils. The more you wash, the more natural oils you strip away. And your scalp responds by producing a lot more oil to make up for what it has lost. Every time you wash your hair, you are producing more oil.
PRO TIP: You can’t just go cold turkey though; this process will take some weaning. You need to train your hair. Try washing your hair every other day at first. Then stretch it to two days between washings. Ideally, you only need to wash your hair about twice a week to balance the oils properly and make your hair look less oily.
One reason your hair can seem greasy is if your hair’s natural oil all clumps in one place. Your scalp naturally creates oil, but if you don’t take the time to brush it, your hair can appear greasier. Brushing every morning and night will distribute your hair’s natural oils, leaving you with more healthy and less greasy looking hair. Using thisUnbrush will make your brushing routine a snap. The Unbrush comes in a wide variety of colors to lift your mood as you lift your hair!
Of course, there are many products that go into making your hair look its best. But you need to be careful that you are using lightweight products that don’t cause build-up and therefore more grease.
Although hot showers feel amazing, and they are a great way to wash away the stress of the day, you are actually doing more harm than good when it comes to your hair. Hot water will dry out the scalp, and anytime your scalp is dry, it will respond by making more oil. Wash your hair in warm water and your scalp is safe from the desert, dry feeling!
There are three ways that shampoo use can affect your hair’s oil factor.
Although the idea sounds rather humorous, training your hair is probably easier than training a puppy or even a young child! With the simple tricks above, you will be able to wean your hair from the daily wash, and spread out your need for hair washing. The less you wash your hair, the less oil that your scalp will produce to counteract it. You will soon have healthy vibrant hair that is less oily and more manageable!
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