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6 Tips For Making Your Hair Look Less Greasy

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Greasy locks getting you down? For us gals with fine strands, the struggle against oily hair can feel neverending. With the expert advice of Ivan Barrera, Spanish Kérastase stylist, we’ve come up with six tips for making your hair look less greasy.

Beautiful, fresh-looking hair? Yes, please!

What causes greasy hair?

The first step in overcoming an obstacle is understanding it, so let’s get down to the facts. Oil produced by your scalp and product buildup can leave your roots looking slick—and not in a good way. This buildup can weigh your hair down, forcing you to say goodbye to any natural volume you may have. Those with fine hair are probably more familiar with this problem, but fear not! Greasy hair is not a life sentence and your hairstylist will be able to answer any questions you might have about why you’re experiencing it.

Choose your products wisely.

The first step on your grease-free journey is to choose the right products that address the condition of your hair and help to lessen the signs of greasiness.

From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent is here to save the day by specifically targeting oily roots.

Change your haircare routine.

If you have greasy hair, you may feel the need to wash it often. But are you shampooing it correctly?

“Avoid applying masks or conditioners at the roots,” Barrera says.

Both these types of products can weigh down hair and add to the problem of greasy-looking hair. As people with oily hair tend to need to wash their hair more frequently, “they should alternate between Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent and Bain Vital."

Brush it off.

When you brush your mane, you help spread the natural oils throughout it. Not brushing enough means they can gather on the scalp, whereas over-brushing can stimulate oil production. Get those tangles out while maintaining the perfect brushing balance.

Turn up the volume on greasy hair.

When it comes to styling for grease-prone gals, it’s important to remember that the closer you get to your scalp, the more oily your hair can look. That’s why volume should be your new best friend to keep your hair from falling flat. Reach new heights with Mousse Bouffante.

Dry (shampoo) it out.

If you’re not a dry shampoo convert yet, it’s only a matter of time before you discover this not-so-secret miracle product. For those with greasy hair, it is a favorite styling product because of the way it helps to refresh hair between washes.

Can’t touch this (hair).

As much as you can, refrain from touching your hair. This can help to keep greasy roots bay. If you notice that your hair is starting to get oily, a pro tip to hide greasiness is to put your hair in a high ponytail  or use a dollop of gel for a slick-styled look.

And there you have it, greasy locks be gone! With these foolproof tips, you'll look straight out of the salon good.

Interested in a customized product routine to help minimize the look of greasy hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.