Quick Fixes For Oily Hair Part 1

Quick Fixes For Oily HairOily hair…. Yuck!

I’m sure all of us have battled with greasy, oily hair.

It feels like a wet mop, looks horrible, and can even smell (ew).

All that excess oil can even lead to more problems such as an increase in acne near your hairline.

Not to mention, it’s a total self esteem killer.  It’s hard to feel cute when your hair looks like you just sat in Shamu’s Splash Zone.

Oily hair can be caused by a myriad of different reasons, ranging from genetics (thanks Mom and Dad) to daily hair-care routines.

Whether you deal with oily hair every day or it comes at you with an unwelcomed and unannounced arrival, it’s no fun and needs to be fixed!

So, what’s a girl to do?

No worries, here are 5 quick tips to help rid that excess oil and get you back to a fabulous, bouncy head of hair!

1. Don’t Condition Your Roots

Conditioner does wonders, making your hair silky smooth and soft.

However, when you use conditioner on all of your hair, it can weigh your hair down and cause greasy roots.

To help rid excess oil, only apply conditioner to the ends of your hair up to the mid-shaft.

2. Don’t Forget To Rinse

Showers aren’t always spa days.

Most of my showers are a chaotic rush to the finish line.

Especially if you have long locks that need tending.

However, no matter what the rush, don’t skimp on the rinsing!

Shampoo or conditioner that didn’t get rinsed out properly can often times cause oily hair.

So make sure you’re rinsing your hair for at least 30 seconds after applying.

Your roots will thank you.

3. Use Cold Water

I did say showers weren’t always spa days, but a freezing cold shower sounds terrible.

Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a naked, shivering ice cube the whole time. :)

Just rinse your hair with cold water after shampooing and conditioning.

Hot water has a tendency to stimulate the glands that make sebum (aka oil).

So the cold water will help prevent this overproduction of oil.

As a bonus, the cold water rinse will help close your hair cuticle and lessen any damage to your hair.

4. Go Easy On The Hair Dryer

For more reasons than one, it’s important to go easy on the heat.

Whenever you can, let your hair naturally air dry.

We tend to bombard our hair and scalp with heat, which again causes oil to be produced at a faster rate.

5. Hands Off

Stop touching your hair.

When you touch, style, and even brush your hair too much, it creates more oil.

This can get noticeably worse throughout the day.

So, no touchy!

In Conclusion…

Greasy hair is a real drag.

Don’t let it get you down though.

Start using these tips to easily fix oily hair.

Don’t forget to use dry shampoo for the easiest, oily hair fix of them all!

For ideas on which dry shampoos to use, check out our rankings and reviews of the best dry shampoos!

Stay tuned for part 2 and get even more quick fixes for oily hair…


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About the Author

About the Author: My name is Kayla Evans and I'm the founder and editor of DryShampoos.com. I've been OBSESSED with hair for about as long as I can remember. So for me, trying out dry shampoos and hair products all the time is the greatest job in the world :)