Oily hair… a girl’s worst nightmare! It feels gross and looks gross. Sometimes it’s temporary due to our growth hormones…aka…puberty! Here’s the 411: our body produces sebum which is natural grease from our scalp. Sometimes it excretes extra sebum in response to our hormones gliding through our bodies. Other times, people just have excess sebum production! Many times, however, we make these little mistakes!
Washing your hair daily can make your oily scalp worse. It strips your hair of its natural sebum so your body produces extra to replace the natural oil that’s washed out. So the next time you use a shampoo to dry out your scalp, be sure to look for clarifying shampoo. (But don’t over use these!)
The best way to overcome your oily scalp is to skip washing your hair. You can do this by picking a day when you will be at home and it really doesn’t matter. Give yourself some time to get used to this process. Then make it two days that you skip. Ideally, a person should be able to go 2-3 days between washing. On your days off, you can try dry shampoos and hair powders. There are quite a few options to help overcome your greasy look.
When you do shampoo your hair, remember a few of these little tricks. Use a clarifying shampoo twice a month. This will strip heavy build up from your strands. Let your hair dry naturally whenever possible. Heat tends to stimulate oil production. Also, when applying conditioner, keep it off of the scalp and mainly on the ends of your hair.
I hope these tips help you out! If you have some good advice, comment below!