6 Tips for Preventing Fine Hair from Getting Too Greasy
Fine hair is like a fine silk. It is beautiful to look at and touch but requires specific maintenance to look its best. Without the proper upkeep, fine hair can go from angelic to flat and oily. Here are six tips for keeping your locks looking their best.
1. Stop Touching It
Ladies, leave your hair alone. Continual touching and styling of your hair can stimulate the natural production of oil. You can also transfer oil from your fingers and face onto your hair. If you have fine hair, avoid hairstyles that leave hair on or near your face. Bangs, for example, can be especially problematic because they sit directly on your forehead.
2. Products Selection and Placement
Using the wrong products or using products incorrectly can make your hair more greasy. If you have fine hair, avoid gels and mousse. If you have fine hair, you should avoid all shine spray. It is literally just a bottle of oil to spray on our hair. Try products that create volume. They generally contain less moisturizers and create that much needed lift to get the hair away from your scalp.
Try to find a shampoo that works on greasy hair. You want one that removes excess oil but does not dry your hair out. This may take some trial and error so asking your stylist for advice is a good place to start. If you use conditioner, make sure you only apply a small amount to the ends of your hair. Your roots will be naturally infused with oil from your scalp, so there is no need to add more moisture. Conditioner is really only meant to be used in dry hair areas.
3. Use Cold Water to Rinse
Everyone loves a hot shower, but you should always turn that knob down when you go to rinse your hair. Hot water strips your hair of its natural oils and causes your scalp to go into oil production overdrive. Cold water shuts down this process. Make sure you rinse your hair completely. Left over product can weigh your hair down and make it look greasy.
4. Wash Less Often
Daily washing can strip our hair of its natural oils too quickly. Too much washing encourages our scalps to produce too much oil too quickly. If you have fine hair, wash it every other day at least. If you hair still seems greasy, try washing it every three to four days. You can use baby powder or dry shampoo to revitalize your hair in-between washes. Invest in a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos are designed to remove product buildup, excess conditioners, and trace oils our hair sometimes holds onto. You only need to use this product once or twice per month.
5. Ditch the Straightener
Straightening your hair exposes your locks to extreme heat which stimulates oil production. Not to mention all the handling your hair experiences during the process. You will end up transferring oil from your hands and fingers directly to your hair. Furthermore, your straight hair will lie directly on your head and skin.
Oil production starts at your scalp so the flatter your hair is the more contact it has with oil. You need volume to lift the hair away from your scalp and its oils. The higher the hair, the less grease it comes in contact with. If you have natural curls, embrace them!
6. Dry Shampoo
Dry Shampoo is a great go-to quick fix for a greasy hair day. The minute you apply the powder, it starts absorbing the oils in your hair. It can also add volume and reduce any odors from the overproduction of oils. It is also perfect for those days between hair washings. You do not have to apply a lot of this product. You do not want to walk around with a bunch of white stuff in your hair! Give your hair a light comb through after applying to make sure it is distributed evenly throughout your hair and to remove any excess powder.
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“Marina is a healthy living enthusiast who specializes in writing about hair care, natural beauty treatments and fitness. She started her website to share her favorite, holistic hair care tips with as many people as possible!”