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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…
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.
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.
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.
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.ART. Simply spray over your roots and massage in for excess sebum absorption and clean, voluminous tresses – instantly.
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.
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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