Does anyone actually like having greasy hair? Probably not, because this is 2017, and not 1952. So here’s a question: how do you actually deal with a greasy hair problem? Your very first instinct is going to be to hop in the shower, but it’s not quite that simple. The first thing you need to know is that it IS possible to go overboard on shampoo, and it might even cause more greasy hair in the long term. In fact, it might start to happen more frequently.
Shampoo will strip away your hair’s natural oils, which causes your scalp to overcompensate. That said, you want to reduce the amount of shampoo you use, and give your hair a fighting chance. If you really want to take it to the next level, then you might try showering with cold water rather than hot, as hot water can cause greater oil production from your scalp. No one wants to shower with cold water, it’s just a pro tip. All in all, this can really make it much easier to use your ionic ceramic flat iron the next time you step out of the shower.
Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a godsend, at least in our opinion. The cool thing about it is that it’s able to absorb grease and oil, ultimately leaving the hair clean, with a matte finish. This is a great item to use between washes, because if you’re like us, then you don’t have all the time in the world to shower, and you certainly don’t have time to do it every single day. Furthermore, everyday hair washing is never recommended for the reasons we mentioned in the opening paragraph.
Don’t add Shine!
If you already have a serious grease problem, then you ‘re probably going to want to avoid products that add shine. You see, those products are designed to increase your shine naturally, which may, in fact, increase oil production. Instead, you might want to try products like sprays and creams that give greater matte finish, and will ultimately give you the look that you’ve been going for.
Forget About Hot Hair
You probably have a few heat products laying around your house, like a ceramic iron or a blow dryer, but here’s the problem: when you’re dealing with grease, you’re going to need a lot of help, and hot air is definitely NOT the help that you’re looking for. Heat encourages increased oil production, and that applies to your scalp as well. If you’ve noticed a lot of grease in your hair lately, the culprit may just be your blow dryer. Try cutting back on its use for a while and see if that helps to quell the grease production.
Stop Touching your Hair!
Of all the advice and steps that we mentioned above, this is probably going to be the hardest one. We all have our bad habits, whether you bite your nails or crack your knuckles, but some run their hands through their hair almost obsessively. It might seem harmless, but there is one thing you need to be aware of: when you run your hands through your hair you’re transferring dirt and oil to your mane, and that is going to create a serious problem.
Getting rid of the grease can be a challenge, especially if you’re accustomed to using hot products like a blow dryer or a ceramic iron, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. On top of using the tips that we mentioned here in this blog post, make sure that you’re using our HSI products, infused with argan oil, to help you achieve the look and feel that you’ve been going for. The fight against grease is far from over, but it is winnable.