Is the weather ruining the ruining the state of your hair? The summer tends to do a lot of damage to our locks, making our scalps sweat and increasing the grease in our roots. Even those with dry hair types can’t seem to fight the inevitable greasy buildup.
The heat and humidity levels this time of year really aren’t that great for our hair, but with some changes here and there in your hair care routine, an overly oil scalp will be a thing of the past.
Here are eight ways to combat oily tresses this summer:
Hair Care Tip #1: Pick the right products for your hair type
If you find that you have really oily hair, the first place you need to look are your hair products. More often than not, people use the wrong shampoos, conditioners, sprays and serums, or end up overusing their products which also leads to excess oil in your scalp. Get to know your hair and skin type, buy the appropriate products, and tailor your daily beauty routine accordingly to maintain normal amounts of natural hair oils.
Hair Care Tip #2: Rinse your hair thoroughly
This is really important, especially if you have an oily skin type. Generally, more product in your hair will encourage oil production, so it’s vital that you rinse off every last bit of shampoo and conditioner from your tresses before you leave your shower.
Hair Care Tip #3: Turn down the temperature of your shower water
While hot water is great for opening up your pores, it’s actually pretty destructive for your hair. Hot showers stimulate the sebaceous gland to secrete more oil, ergo giving you greasy scalp even after washing your hair. so wash your hair with lukewarm water, then rinse with cold water to close the hair cuticle and make your locks shiny.
Hair Care Tip #4: Leave at least one day between washes
Whether you’ve got oily or dry scalp, you should never wash your hair more than every other day. Although washing your hair does remove oil, it does dry out your locks because it disturbs the production of natural oils; the drier your hair, the more likely the sebaceous gland will overcompensate and increase the grease in your roots. If you’re worried about the oil buildup in between washes, Argan oil products like theDexe Argan Oil Shampoo, nourishes your hair and leaves no greasy residue.
Hair Care Tip #5: Use dry shampoo in between washes
For sweaty days in between washes, dry shampoo will get rid of the extra grease and smell, as well as freshen up your roots. Plus, dry shampoo also maintains a good amount of natural oil for shine, without making it seem like you could fry eggs in your scalp.
Hair Care Tip #6: Minimize hair brushing
Brushing your hair allows you to distribute natural oils from root to tip, but doing it too much will cause an excess of oil production. Try just finger combing your locks in the shower. If you want to get rid of knots in dry hair, use a wide tooth comb.
Hair Care Tip #7: Make the big chop
Hair length doesn’t really define how much grease you produce, since there are a lot of factors that play into extra oil. But with long hair, an oily scalp is much more obvious because of the dry ends of your longer tresses. Plus, you’re more prone to wearing your hair in a ponytail to cool off, which can actually cause a buildup of grease in your roots, as the hairstyle traps oils in your scalp. A shorter style will let your scalp breathe and minimize the need for ponytails.
Hair Care Tip #8: Use oil blotting sheets
Did you know that oil blotting sheets are great not only for getting rid of oil on your face, but also removing oil from your scalp? So for all those emergency situations, use a sheet or two to blot the grease in your roots. If you don’t have any oil blotting sheets at hand, paper towels do. Just wrap sections of your hair in a paper towel, and gently wipe from root to tip.
Items mentioned in this post:
Dexe Argan Oil Shampoo
Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.