If you have greasy hair and think you’re stuck with it then think again! It is possible to train your hair to be less greasy. It will take a little time but it’s surprisingly easy to train your hair. Instead of having an annoying buttery mop on your head, you can have the glossy finish that all celebrities seem to sport.
Cause Of Greasy Hair
Greasy hair is the result of excessive sebum production. This results in an abundance of oil on your scalp and it has to go somewhere. It’s generally worse if you have fine hair as the hair follicles are smaller, giving sebum-producing pores more space.
Excess sebum production can simply be a result of your genes, it can also be due to medication, a bad hair care regime, hormonal changes, and even your eating habits.
Training Your Greasy hair
There are several things you can do to reduce the greasiness of your hair:
- Use The Right Product
You don’t actually need to shampoo your hair every day. Shampoo strips the goodness from your hair, including the oils that keep it healthy. This encourages your body to produce more oil, making your greasy hair problem worse!
The simple solution is to switch to a natural product, the Olaplex range is an excellent choice, it’s designed to help your hair maintain nutrients.
It’s also essential not to use too much shampoo or conditioner. A small blob in the palm of your hand is sufficient and wash it just 2-3 times a week.
- Manage The Temperature
When you’re washing your hair it’s best to rinse it first with warm water, this opens the pores and helps them to be cleansed.
Once you’ve used your shampoo and conditioner you should rinse in cool water. It closes the pores and reduces oil production. You should note hot water will dry your hair and your scalp, encouraging your body to produce more oil.
- Eat Healthily
They say you are what you eat and this is surprisingly true. The greater your consumption of greasy food the greasier your hair will look.
Replace processed foods with whole foods and prepare the meals yourself. Focus on greens such as kale which are rich in vitamin B2 and B6. These have been shown to reduce sebum production.
- Brush Right
A brush with boar bristles is the best choice for almost any hair type. If you have excess sebum production then this type of brush will push the oil along your hair. Surprisingly, this won’t make it more greasy. The oil will seal nutrients into your hair, reducing your sebum production and actually making your hair glow.
Just make sure your brush is in good condition!
- Blow Drying
Too much heat on your hair will dry it and damage it. But, a cool blow dry will dry up some of the sebum on your scalp without damaging your hair.
You should also consider your hairstyle! The flatter your hair is the more it will be in contact with the oil and look greasy. If you’re constantly straightening your hair it may be time to try a different style.
Reducing the greasiness of your hair doesn’t mean turning your life upside down. A few simple changes can transform your hair and won’t be bad for your overall health.
Try it today and watch your hair transform.