How to Prevent Greasy (Oily) Hair before happening it to you
Oliy hair is one problem that every one what to avoid. But the conventional ways doesn't seem to be working in most of the cases.
Hence we have compile the most useful tips that will help you to prevent the greasy hair happening to you
Change your pillow cases twice every week
Pillow cases can be the devil when it comes to greasy hair. Sleeping bare on pillow cases; without protecting your hair makes the fiber absorb natural or added oils from your hair.
Repeated use of dirty cases means exposure of your hair to old oils and product build up. The result is greasy unsightly hair.
Use Aloe Vera and lemon paste on wash days
Natural agents are a boost to clean healthy hair. Mix one tablespoon of Aloe Vera extract (the sap) and two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and add to your shampoo or foam from a shampoo bar.
Use it to wash your hair once weekly and allow settling in for five minutes. Lemon emulsifies and dissolves them excessive oils while Aloe Vera cushions the scalp to avoid the shampoo from stripping off natural oils.
Aloe Vera can be a natural treatment for flaky scalp, dandruff and mild scalp infections. If you have a sensitive scalp, do not use lemon unless instructed by a dermatologist.
Avoid using heat on your hair
Heat is a stimulant of oil production and worsens oiliness. Keep away from heat-blow dryers, using hair tongs, flat irons, and very hot showers and staying long in direct sunlight. Straight hair may be slightly and beautiful but not with the greasiness.
Doing this instead triggers sebum production and an excess amount results to greasiness. After washing, use a cool setting on the blow dryer to dry the excess water and prevent overproduction of natural oils.
Heat free methods of hair straightening are advised. Threading hair or three strand braiding or two stand twists causes no harm as compared to heat use.
The methods still make hair straight but without interfering with sebum production.
Condition your hair once in a while
Conditioners are purposely for returning oil to the hair.
Do not apply conditioner on your whole head. Focus from mid shaft to the tips so that the roots are not affected and sebum secretion is put at bay.
Conditioning hair roots doubles oils on the scalp. Excess sebum can clog the skin openings on the scalp causing an infection. Chemically processed conditioners are more detrimental as compared to homemade deep conditioning masks.
Bananas mixed with egg yolk and a tablespoon of honey works better as a deep conditioning mask. In as much as conditioning is important, do not let it overstay on the hair since it makes it weak.
Avoid washing hair every after working out
Do not doubt this. Sweating and excretion of natural oils during work outs and exercises is normal. But this can regularly be countered by using a spritz on your hair with a homemade solution of water, cornstarch, and natural hair oils like almond, olive, jojoba, avocado or coconut oil. If hair is not plaited, use the cold setting on your blow dryer to dry your hair.
Wash your hair around 2-3 times weekly or less
This can be contradicting but sensible. Over washing hair means stripping it off its natural oils. The body tries to forcefully replace the lost oils by overproducing sebum which causes greasiness.
Do not use water that is too hot on your scalp since excess heat is a stimulant of sebum production. A clarifying shampoo can be used once in a while during washing to ensure there is no oil build-up.
Ensure a final thorough rinse so that no traces of shampoo remain in the hair. Frequent use of shampoo strips your hair off its natural oils resulting in brittle, dull and damaged hair strands. Washing schedule should be at least once weekly.
Dry shampoo your hair
Quick action, dry shampoo sprinkled on the hair roots sucks up hair oils making it less greasy. This hack used once in a while makes you take more time in between washes and saves you greasy hair.
You can go old fashioned by using baby powder instead of dry shampoo. Rubbing powder on your scalp and hair roots works in a similar way to dry shampoos. Darker and black natural hair tends to have white flakes if powder is used, use a bronzer at the roots or mix some cocoa to the powder and brush in your hair. Once used, ensure you wash your hair well.
Keep your idle hands off your hair
Your skin has a fatty layer and the skin openings release oils too fast. Touching your hair every time means leaving the oils on your hands and fingers in your hair. Once styled, leave your hair alone.
Having your hair in a protective style like braids, twist or a bun is much better. Patting and running fingers should only be done more during hair detangling and removing stubborn knots. Instead get busy elsewhere.
Try styling hair without mousses, silicone or oils
Your scalp produces its natural oils. This is enough to take you a day or two. Avoid using silicone, mousses, oils or gels on your hair. Thoroughly massage your scalp in circular motions to ensure equal distribution of the natural oils.
Use a clean brush or comb to style your hair. Not using any added oils to your hair prevents buildup or greasiness on your scalp and hair.
Allow your sebaceous glands to perform their function of nourishing your hair with enough natural oils.
Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar
DIY hacks never fail. Vinegar acts as an astringent that closes oil gland. This solution mixed with water and well massaged into the scalp removes dirt and excess oils. Caution should be exercised since excessive use of vinegar causes dry hair.
People with sensitive scalps should not use acid cider vinegar unless on an instruction by a dermatologist. More so, concentrated amounts are discouraged. Dilute in clean water before use since the acidity can corrode your scalp and cause itchiness and hair falling off.