How to treat oily hair

How to treat oily hair

First things first: how can you tell if you have oily hair? Well, you don’t have to be an expert; usually your hair seems greasy around the roots, feels heavy and looks flat. It‘s a challenge that affects most of us at some point, and if you’ve suffered with greasy hair for a while, then you’ll probably have tried all the tricks of the trade to tackle it – washing it less, washing it more, tying it back and simply covering it up. What you need are good, practical tips on how to stop greasy hair before it starts to get you down.

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    What causes oily hair? 

    It all comes down to excess oil on your scalp, but there are various reasons why it can happen. In some cases, it’s due to the sebum glands over-producing oil – particularly common during those glorious teenage years

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    Consider changing your shampoo.

    Washing with the wrong products for your hair type can weigh the hair down at the roots and trick you into thinking your scalp is oily. If you’re finding that your hair feels greasy even after washing it, try something volumising like our Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo, which will keep it light and bouncy

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    Don't avoid conditioner.

    Even if your scalp seems super oily, conditioner is still really important to keep your hair nourished. Just make sure you avoid ‘intensive’ ones – they might be great for dry hair, but a lightweight conditioner, like our Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Conditioner is a better choice for you – and stick to the lengths and ends when applying

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    Try dry shampoo.

    If your hair tends to get greasy in the blink of an eye, dry shampoo is probably one of the most valuable products you can own. Sprayed in, it absorbs your hair’s excess oil and leaves it looking clean and voluminous

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    Find a hair-washing routine to suit you.

    Ever heard that if you wash your hair less frequently, it will produce less oil? Actually many trichologists (experts on the hair and scalp) don’t believe this to be the case – they suggest you wash your hair every day or two to keep it healthy . Sometimes the solution to how to stop greasy hair can be as simple as washing it more

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    Get it checked out.

    If you’ve started washing your hair every day, but are still experiencing oiliness, have a chat with your GP who can rule out any medical causes of oily hair