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Say Goodbye To Oily Hair With These Expert Tips

18 September 2018
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Nicole Vince

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Nicole is a hair and beauty journalist with a particular fondness for the latest bright hair colors. There isn't a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

Say bye-bye to greasy locks and an oily scalp with our haircare hacks

Hands up if you’ve gone to bed with squeaky-clean hair and woken up with matted, greasy locks. Getting to the oily root of the problem can be key to banishing greasy hair – and there are a surprising variety of factors at bay.

Read on for our Hair.com pro solutions for giving oily hair the brush-off…

Culprit #1: Product Choice

The words ‘ultra-hydrating’ might sound inviting on a bottle, but chances are it may not be compatible with your hair type if you suffer with greasy locks. Instead, opt for a shampoo that targets excess sebum, such as the Bain Divalent shampoo from Kérastase’s Spécifique range. The scalp-cleansing ingredients will help leave your hair grease-free for longer. Factors like pollution can cause your scalp to suffer with disequilibrium so it’s important to restore the balance and allow your scalp to breathe.

Culprit #2: Over-Washing

A natural reaction to greasy hair is to wash it more frequently, however over-washing can cause your scalp to go into sebum production overdrive in an attempt to replace the lost oils. So how often should you wash your hair? Experts recommend leaving around two to three days in-between each wash to allow your scalp to re-balance itself. Leaving your hair will get easier as time goes on because your scalp re-calibrates, which in turn will hopefully leave you with less greasy locks.

Culprit #3: Constant Hair-Touching

If you frequently fiddle with your tresses you’re actually transferring additional oil and bacteria from your fingers onto your strands. The same goes for hair brushing. Not only does it encourage excess oil production, but overuse of your brush will transfer the nasties that have built up on the bristles. If you’re prone to over-touching and/or over-brushing, try tying back your hair into a loose bun or braid to give it a breather.

Culprit #4: Product Build-Up

For many with oily hair, dry shampoo is a go-to rescue product. If you're a self-confessed dry shampoo junkie, it’s worth treating your hair to a clarifying shampoo two to four times a month, which are designed to exfoliate the scalp and cleanse the hair from excess product build-up. Try Redken’s Clean Maniac Micellar Cleansing Shampoo – it rebalances your pH level, thoroughly cleanses pores and helps absorb excess oil.

Too late for preventative measures? Follow our quick-fix hacks for oily hair.

Hack #1: Dry Hair Shampoo

We’re sure you’re no stranger to dry shampoo but it’s worth introducing your hair to the super-effective L'Oréal Professionnel's Morning After Dust dry shampoo by Tecni.ARTSimply spray over your roots and massage in for excess sebum absorption and clean, voluminous tresses – instantly.

Hack #2: Speed Blow-Dry

If you're at home, a quick blast with your hairdryer can breathe instant life and volume into oily hair that looks lacklustre. Fix in place with a volumising hairspray, like Volume Fixer.

Hack #3: Savvy Styling

A good way to hide greasy hair is to style it the right way. Braids and high buns can all hide a multitude of sins – and quickly. Alternatively, roll with the natural oils in your strands and why not embrace the on-trend wet look? Try using Extreme Splash gel from Tecni.ART's Wet Domination collection by L’Oréal Professionnel.

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