How To Manage Oily Hair

Oily hair. The main reason we shower (let’s be honest). I struggle with the oiliest hair possible so it is important I follow some steps to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand. If you, too, suffer with this inconvenience, I am here to give you a few pointers.

First and foremost: DO NOT WASH YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY!!! I can not stress this enough! Basically, you are stripping the natural oils that your hair needs, so it makes more, and then it makes too much, which is what causes the oil. At one point last year, I was washing my hair everyday because of track and field, and in the summer I went to the pool almost everyday. But, try to keep your hair washing to at least every other day.

Also, to go along with the last point, do not wash your hair in hot water. The hot water opens up your hair follicles and causes them to secrete oil. If you really need to wash it in hot water because you can not stand warmer water, at least rinse it out with cold water. This will close the follicles. Plus, it is better for your skin as well.

My next tip is to avoid putting too many products in your hair. This is for a few reasons; A) it can cause more oil and B) the more product you use, the more you need to wash your hair.

Going back to the shower, make sure you only put conditioner at the very end of your hair, or even try avoiding it completely. Most people know this already, but just in case, it is important to note. I tried going for a week without conditioner for this post, and it actually does work. I saw a difference in my hair, and as soon as I used conditioner in my hair again, it became oily.

Finally, one way to avoid your hair from getting oily too fast is to avoid touching it. The best thing to do is braid your hair or put it in a ponytail. You won’t be flipping it around as much or playing with it. The oils on your hands can be another cause to the oil, as well as the constant moving. It moves the hair follicles and can cause them to open.

(wow I used the word “oil” so many times in this post- sorry)

Hope this was a helpful post! Leave some comments of other tips that you have 🙂 Check back on Sunday for my next post.



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