Dealing with greasy and oily roots can be such an annoyance. You just washed your hair, and it already looks shiny again? It doesn’t just look bad, either; it can also look unhygienic. It’s not only frustrating but sad, too. You invest in quality hair products and expect those products to do their jobs. For whatever reason, sometimes products can’t seem to fight the grease.
Battling grease can be a real pain in the butt, but greasy roots do not need to weigh you down forever. Though the cause of oily roots can be linked to genetics, medication, and other things that can be difficult to change, it is possible.
Here are a few ways to ditch the greasy roots for good.
Don’t Wash Your Hair so Often
When your hair gets greasy fast, all you want to do is wash it. We get it. No one likes that greasy feeling. Sometimes, however, less is more. By washing your hair too often, you’re actually encouraging your scalp to create more oil.
It’ll be hard to adjust at first, but the excessive washing to rid yourself of oils dries out your scalp, sending signals to produce more and more oils. This is why after just a few hours of clean hair you’re seeing it shine like a diamond. In this case, diamonds are not a girl’s best friend!
One thing you can do is slowly cut down to washing your hair every other day and then to every two days. We’re not going to lie; it will be bad at first. Thankfully, over time, your scalp will become accustomed to producing more natural and balanced oils.
Use Dry Shampoo
Can’t deal with only washing your hair every few days? Dry shampoo is a great way to beat that oily look between washes without drying out your scalp too much. This shampoo absorbs the oils that make your hair look dirty but won’t strip your scalp of what it needs.
From drugstore to luxury dry shampoos, there are so many options that can do wonders for your hair. If you’re on a tight budget, though, baby powder will do the job. Since the powder is white, you will have to rub it into the scalp well to fully absorb, but it can give you the look you want.
Try Lightweight Conditioning
The feeling your hair gets after a nice conditioner is buttery soft and lovely. While it is tempting to have that smooth and soft feeling you get at the salon every day, too much of any product can cause problems for your hair. Using it too often or too much can weigh hair down and add moisture where it doesn’t need to be.
Instead of going nuts with the conditioner, avoid the roots, and keep it near the ends of your hair that need more TLC. This will prevent an overload of product and keep the hydration where you want it without going overboard.
Use a Gentle Shampoo
Using a purifying shampoo once a week or every two weeks helps to rid your scalp of product build-up. Just try not to overdo it; over-purifying your hair gets rid of the good stuff your scalp naturally produces.
Instead of taking it too far with a scalp scrub, detoxing shampoo, and more, take it easy with a gentle shampoo that won’t over-dry you.
If you’re on the hunt for a gentle shampoo, we love MONDAY haircare products. Their affordable, cruelty-free, and vegan shampoos are ideal for soothing the scalp and being gentle enough for all hair types.
The MONDAY Gentle Shampoo, $8.29 (shop here)