With summer around the corner your oily hair may get a little oilier. Factors include; warmer temperatures, humidity, stress, unhealthy eating habits, medication, and an overuse of hair products can all give hair an oily, dirty appearance. Sometimes that's just how it is especially if you have fine hair. However, for some of us our hair gets oily because of the habits we keep. If your oily hair is making you feel less confident we're going to change that right now. Here are 10 easy tips and remedies you can use to keep those locks bouncy and shiny without the grease:
1. Go for a messy top knot bun
Take advantage of your "slightly" dirty hair and go for hairstyles that are chic but purposefully messy. The grease will help give your hair some texture which makes it easy to create the look. No matter how many bad hair days you face, messy top knot buns will save you every time.
2. Avoid conditioners in the scalp
Applying conditioner to your roots will definitely weigh your hair down and cause your roots to get oilier as well. Instead, just apply the right amount of conditioner from mid-shaft to ends.
3. Use dry shampoo
An obvious one, yes, but dry shampoo will not only suck up oil from your roots making your hair appear less greasy in the moment, but it will also allow you to spend more time between washes which will make your hair less greasy in the long run too.
DIY all-natural dry shampoo
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- OR 2 tablespoons arrowroot/cornstarch + 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder (for dark hair)
- Mix ingredients in a glass bowl and store it in a glass jar.
- Apply the powder with an old make-up brush to the roots or oily parts of your hair.
- If you don't have a makeup brush, comb the powder through your hair.
- Apply before going to bed or at least 2 hours in advance so that it has time to absorb.
4. Don't over brush
Not brushing enough keeps natural oils from being distributed, and they just build up on the scalp. Over-brushing, on the other hand, can stimulate oil production. So just make sure to find a healthy balance for your hair.
5. Buy the right products
Make sure you don't use too many mousses and gels that can cause buildup. Also try to avoid products that make hair "shiny" as these can make oily-prone hair just look greasier. Stay away from these products whenever possible.
6. Avoid straightening hair
The more closely your hair lies to your head, the more oil it comes in contact with. Curly hair (whether natural or not) gives you a little more volume at the roots which prevents hair from becoming too oily, too quickly.
7. Use natural remedies
When taking your next shower pour a bit of apple cider vinegar into your hair, work it through your roots, and rinse it out. Raw, organic apple cider vinegar is acidic enough that it helps restore the pH balance of your hair, ridding the scalp of buildup, yet is gentle enough that it doesn't strip your strands of essential nutrients. It's also gentle enough to use on color-treated hair.
Black tea rinse for oily hair
Black tea has an astringent known as tannic acid that helps prevent buildup of excess oil on the scalp by tightening the pores.
- Boil 1-2 tablespoons of black tea.
- Strain the tea leaves.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Pour mixture on your scalp and hair.
- Leave it on for 5 minutes, rinse it off, and then wash your hair with a Pure Fiji Coconut Milk Shampoo.
8. Use the right shampoo
Choose the right shampoo. If you're using a shampoo formulated for oily hair it can be too harsh for everyday use. Select a mild shampoo like Pure Fiji's coconut milk shampoo. It's a natural coconut cleanser that effortlessly removes buildup, while exotic extracts nourish your hair and scalp - restoring bounce and shine for healthy looking hair. It's also sulphate free. Read the label on your shampoo to make sure it does not contain the following ingredients: protein, silicone, quaternium, cetyl alcohol or stearyl alcohol.
9. Wash your hair at night.
During the night you've basically flatten your hair against your pillow. If you wash your hair at night it may give your more sleep time but you'll get more bounce in your hair if you wash it in the morning.
10. Avoid over washing
You're thinking that washing your hair as often as possible will make your hair less oily. Unfortunately it will backfire on you. If the oils are stripped too often this triggers your scalp to produce more oil which results in greasier hair faster. If you've been washing your hair everyday try doing it every other day.
Whether you've been born with oily hair or not, the weather, sweating during a workout or dancing the night away can turn anyone's locks from a cascading, shimmering, beautiful head of hair to a limp, damp looking, greasy mess. However, by using these 10 simple tips and choosing the right natural products like Pure Fiji's you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that you're adding bountiful goodness to your healthy locks.