Quick Fixes For Oily Hair Part 2

woman brushing hairYou may have seen my previous post about quick fixes for oily hair (part 1).

If you haven’t, go check it out. :)

Lucky for us, there seems to be so many ways to fix oily hair.

I couldn’t even fit them all into one article!

So if you’re struggling with greasy hair and can’t seem to correct it, fear not my lovely friends.

We’ll get you back to your fabulous haired self in no time!

Without further ado, here are 5 more tips for fixing greasy, oily hair.

1. Stop Washing So Often

This seems to make no sense, right?

If your hair is greasy, oily and gross, all you want to do is shower a million times.

Well, your scalp thinks otherwise.

Those pesky sebum (aka oil) glands can easily get thrown out of whack.

When you’re washing your hair, it strips away your natural oils.

If the oils are consistency stripped away, the oil glands kick it into overdrive to help replace what keeps getting lost.

This makes your hair much greasier than it should be.

If you wash your hair every day, try and cut it down to every other day.

If you’re already there, try washing every 3 to 4 days.

Bonus tip:

Try using a clarifying shampoo once in a while (about once or twice a month).

This will help make sure there isn’t any residue buildup that’s weighing your hair down.

Again, don’t use it too often because it can strip additional oil and leave your oil glands angry and on overdrive.

2. Keep Your Hair Brushing In Check

If you don’t brush your hair often enough, oil will build up on the scalp because it isn’t being distributed to other parts of your hair.

If you find yourself brushing too much, it can actually stimulate more oil production.

Find your perfect Goldilocks amount of hair brushing, not too much and not too little, to keep your scalp healthy and happy. 

3. Avoid Products That Shine

The idea of a product perfectly making your hair shine sounds incredibly appealing.

However, it never seems to work out that way, especially if you’re already prone to oily hair.

Steer clear of any hair products that boast shine-enhancing properties.

In the hair world, shine is usually produced with added oil in the product.

So instead of “shine”, look for products that are “volumizing”.

These usually have less moisturizers or oil that can leave hair looking and feeling greasy.

And when you can, skip the hair products altogether to let your hair breathe.

4. Baby Powder

I think of baby powder as the original dry shampoo.

In a pinch, it works surprisingly well!

Just sprinkle some baby powder onto your roots, toss your hair a bit, and you’re good to go.

If you have light colored hair, baby powder is perfect.

If you have darker hair, just touch up your roots with a little bronzer if you notice the white showing through.

You can also add a little cocoa powder to it, if you prefer a natural bronzer. 

5. Use Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is something sent from the hair gods (I’m convinced).

Nothing works quite as well as dry shampoo does for an oily, greasy head.

It works remarkably fast, smells great, is easy to use, and makes your hair look and feel more voluminous and fresh.

What more could you ask for?

Dry shampoo is the golden ticket for quickly fixing oily hair.

However, not all dry shampoos are created equal.

To find the best, most effective dry shampoos out there, check out our rankings and reviews of the best dry shampoos!

In Conclusion…

You don’t have to suffer with greasy, oily hair.

Be sure to cut down on the washing, balance your hair brushing, avoid products that shine, and use baby powder if you’re in a pinch.

Don’t forget to utilize the power of dry shampoos either!

They are your best friends when it comes to battling off icky, oily hair.

Until next time, my lovely headed friends! :)


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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 :)