Tips for Oily Skin & Hair

Friday, September 15, 2017

"I firmly believe that one of the best kept secrets to soft and glowing skin is moisturisation."
― Nargis Fakhri

Crash Hotel - Speaker Room

Oily hair is similar to oily skin. That's just the way it is sometimes. It is that way in other times due to the habits we maintain. Hair-type obviously plays a part in hoe oily strands appear. All ladies with fine hair understand the struggle of slick hair all too well and constantly try to find ways to make hair appear less greasy.

It is all about planning the exact time of day to wash hair so that it looks good during your evening date. It is attempting to avoid touching it and moving away if other people do. It is spending endless hours in front of your mirror wondering whether an up-do will do for the day or it a hat-day is better. However, greasy hair is usually like many other insecurities in that it always seems worse to you than how other people see it.

If you feel that your hair is too oily regardless, you can do certain things to keep the production of oil under control. While the methods discussed here will make locks less greasy in the short run and long run, you need to evaluate fully and understand your current habits so that you know how to correct them properly.

Here are 8 steps you can take towards having balanced hair:

1. Only Conditioning the Ends

Applying conditioner all over tends to weigh hair down completely, resulting in oily roots. A better approach would be to apply conditioner from the mid-shaft to the ends.

2. Using Baby Powder

If you prefer using the old-fashioned approach, use baby powder instead of dry shampoo. It works the same way if you apply some on the roots then rub it in. If your hair is dark and baby powder causes too much of a white cast, simply brush some bronzer onto the roots instead or mix the baby powder with cocoa.

3. Using Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo not only sucks up oil from the roots and make the hair look less greasy in the short run, but also will let you dedicate more time between washes, and this will make your hair less greasy in the long run.

4. Infrequent Washing

Washing hair less frequently might sound completely counterintuitive. However, if you constantly strip your scalp of oils the more forcefully it will attempt to replace the oils. This can make hair greasier in the short run than necessary. If you love washing your hair daily, try washing it once every other day. If you already to that, try washing it every 3 to 4 days.

You should also try using clarifying shampoo once in a while to ensure that there's no buildup in hair weighing it down. Avoid using one too often since it can strip too much oil, which results in even more oil production.

5. Balanced Brushing

Lack of sufficient brushing can prevent the natural oils from being distributed and they will just build up on your scalp. Conversely, over-brushing stimulates the production of oil. The important thing is to ensure that you find the right balance for your hair.

6. Using Products Wisely

Ensure that you never use many gels and mousses that can lead to build-up. You should also try avoid using products that make your hair "shiny" since they can make oily-prone hair appear greasier. Whenever possible, try cutting out styling products altogether.

If your skin is greasy then you need a good cleanser to keep it in good condition. There are plenty out there to help clear your acne. You just need to take your time and do some research to find the right one.

7. Try to Avoid Touching Your Hair

This refers to touching your hair with your face or hands. Your face and fingertips both produce oil that's easily transferred to hair. So, don't play with it or trying out styles that permit too much of it to touch the face.

8. Avoid Straightening Your Hair

The more closely the hair lies to the head, the more the oil it is likely to come into contact with. Curled hair (natural or otherwise) gives a bit more volume at the roots that can keep hair from becoming too oily too fast.

- The Cassie Paige

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  1. This was so informative and I learned a few new tips that I will apply. Thanks!
    Happy weekend!