How To Manage Oily Hair | 4 Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Oily Hair

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4 Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Oily Hair

26 December 2017
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We’ve all been there countless times: You go to bed, hair squeaky clean, and you wake up feeling like you never shampooed your hair at all. It’s an issue that is brought up time and time again by clients to stylists. Learning how to manage oily hair is all about owning the right products and using them in the professional-recommended way.

There are many simple solutions to this predicament. Keep reading to get to the root of the problem.

Make Product Choices Carefully

Heavy, dense formulas might look enticing on a bottle, but the chances are good that it may not be compatible with your hair type if you suffer from oily locks. Instead, opt for a balancing shampoo for oily roots and sensitized lengths, such as the Bain Divalent shampoo from Kérastase’s Spécifique range. Its beautifying formula nourishes the lengths without weighing them down for hair that feels soft and shiny. It also helps purify the scalp.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Frequently

Constant shampooing may be your knee-jerk reaction to greasy hair, but over washing can aggravate the problem even more and leave you with strands that feel dry or straw-like. It may be difficult, but try leaving a day or more in between each wash. It will feel easier as time goes on!

You’re A Certified Hair Fiddler

If you frequently fiddle with your tresses —flirtatiously or out of boredom— then you’re transferring additional oil from your fingers onto your strands. The same goes for hair brushing: Overuse of your brush may transfer the nasties that have built up on its bristles. (Consider this a gentle reminder to clean your brushes and combs regularly.) If you’re guilty of either of these hair sins, then try tying your hair into a bun or braids—it’ll be out of sight, out of mind.

Additionally, treat your hair to a clarifying shampoo several times a month. Use a specialized formula designed for oily scalp and hair. Try Redken’s Scalp Relief Oil Detox Shampoo—it’s a favorite of ours.

What To Do When Your Hair Is Already Oily

Dry Shampoo

We’re sure you’re no stranger to dry shampoo, but it’s possible you are to L'Oréal Professionnel's Tecni.Art Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo. Dry shampoo will help refresh your hair between washes.

A Blast Of Fresh Air

If you're still at home, a quick spritz with your blow dryer can breathe instant life and volume into straggly hair. Fix in place so that you’re good to go for the day with a messy finish spray like Matrix Style Link Texture Builder.

Savvy Styling

A good way to mask the appearance greasy hair is to style it the right way. Braids and high buns can all disguise a multitude of sins. Alternatively, roll with your strands’ natural oils and opt for a wet look by using a gel like Tecni.Art Wet Domination Extreme Splash by L’Oréal Professionnel.

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