When asked for her beauty advice, Kate Moss always answers: when in doubt, always wash your hair. Because you can have your face perfectly made up, your nails impeccably painted and the trendiest outfit of the moment, there is nothing worse than having greasy hair.
Even with a tired face and a casual outfit, clean, disciplined hair avoids looking unkempt. Simply sometimes, no matter how much you wash your hair, it gets greasy so quickly that you barely have time to style it as the roots are already sticking to your skull. Do you think you have tried everything to get rid of oily hair?
Why do we have greasy hair?
Before getting rid of a recurring problem, you still need to know where it comes from. The causes of greasy hair can be multiple, internal or external, but in all cases, they must be diagnosed before acting. According to The Hair Clinic, there are several reasons why your roots often have this oily and unsightly appearance. Among the most common are:
- Oily skin in general
- A hormonal imbalance that leads to excess sebum
- Stress and anxiety that stimulate sebaceous glands
- Too frequent washing
- Excess weight that can lead to above-average sweating
- Misuse of hair care
Mistakes to eliminate to get rid of oily hair
Before treating your hair for oily roots, fix your routine. By eliminating some errors, your scalp may regain its balance.
Among the most common mistakes, untimely hair washing can force the skin of the skull to rebel and produce even more oil. This is what happens especially on the face when you want to treat your pimples by attacking your skin. Another fatal mistake: never (or rarely) brush your hair. Without brushing, you let dust and other dirt accumulate on your head.
Changing your pillowcase once a week is also important, both for your facial skin and for your scalp.
Stimulating your hair with heat and lots of styling tools (like a straightener) can also lead to excess oil a few hours after washing your hair.
Finally, we note that chemical treatments such as smoothing, keratin treatments and coloring can also cause a greasy effect, either because they damage the skull or because their greasy compositions unbalance the surface of the skin.
Say goodbye to oily hair
All is not lost! To get rid of oily hair, you have to be patient but also good products. Stylight gives you its most effective methods for neat and perfectly clean hair!
1. Wash your hair with the right shampoo
The problems start at the root because that’s where the hair comes from. Do you have split ends and brittle ends? Sorry, but you’re going to have to cut your hair and relearn how to moisturize it once the healthy lengths are saved. For oily hair, there is no other solution than to thoroughly wash the scalp without attacking it. Choose a mild, silicone- and sulfate-free shampoo specifically created for oily hair. Wash your hair two to three times a week at most and don’t forget to spend time rinsing to get rid of all impurities.
2. Rinse with cold water
Or lukewarm, if you don’t have the courage! Hot water opens the pores and stimulates the sebaceous glands responsible for perspiration and sebum. Instead, use cold water to wash your hair. Apart from being better for the skin, it should also shine the hair.
3. Make masks
The scalp needs to be treated as much as the lengths. If your hair is unhealthy, it may be because your scalp needs to be detoxified. Start with a good exfoliation of the scalp to get rid of dead cells and revive blood circulation. Then switch to a mask adapted to your hair type and rinse thoroughly. This operation is to be repeated once a week!
4. Avoid heat
By stimulating your sebaceous glands with heat, you make sure to produce more fat. If you can’t do without a hair dryer, give preference to a warm or cold blow, especially at the roots . Head down to loosen the hair and have volume, run your fingers well to prevent clumping and dry in the cold air.