Nobody wants their hair looking like a bunch of wilting flowers, hence the urge to want to regularly wash their hair to rid the scalp of excess grease. But, ironically Mother Nature has a trap in store for anyone who washes their hair often, as regular washing causes the scalp to produce more oil. Annoying, right?
Thankfully, there are solutions to this problem that do not require a long time under the shower and an even longer time drying the hair out. We will be listing a few tips and tricks on how to make your hair less greasy without washing.
How to Make Your Hair Less Greasy Without Washing in 6 Steps
1. Dry Shampoo
I present to you the eighth wonder of the hair and beauty industry. Dry shampoo is a miracle especially for the laziest of us, all you need to do is spray it to the root of your hair, rub it in, and blow it out. This buys you time in between wash days, and the oil factory is shut down for good. There is no washing or stressing involved.
2. Blotting Paper
Blotting paper is not just for the face, as some of us once thought. It can be used to blot out the grease in the scalp that causes our hair to have that limp and unattractive look. Part the hair into sections and rub the blotting paper against the scalp. This is a quick short-term solution to the grease problem before the next wash day.
3. Baby Powder
Baby powder is another refreshing, short-term relief to greasy hair. Part the hair into sections, sprinkle along the lines, and pat into the scalp. This stops excess grease in its tracks immediately. Baby powder has proven to be effective for centuries now and it is affordable too.
4. Corn Starch
Corn starch on the hair may sound a little far-fetched, but the recent move towards all things organic and safe have proven that if it can be digested it can be applied to the hair. Just segment the hair, pat into the lines, and voila the grease is taken care of. However, if you have darker roots, you may need to mix it with cocoa powder to mask the white cast it may leave behind.
5. Avoid Excessive Brushing or Combing
Avoid brushing or combing the hair excessively, as this may strip the scalp and cause it to produce excess oil. Putting the hair in a nice and trim-up do is a wise and practical option to ensure that you do not have to comb the hair every other hour. A scarf tied lightly around the head when going for a ride with the top down is advisable too. Anything just to avoid upsetting your scalp.
6. A Blowout
Another quick trick is to blow out the hair with a hairdryer, not only does it help dry out the excess grease it gives the hair a stylish volume. This immediately revives your limp hair, like a flower responding to sunlight.
Some hair experts liken the hair to flowers, and I agree. Know the right tricks and your hair will bloom beautifully, otherwise bear the risk of carrying limp, greasy, unhealthy, and unattractive hair. The challenge of how to make your hair less greasy has been taken care of by these tried and trusted tricks to avoid Mother Nature’s tricks.
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