Tips for Preventing Greasy Hair

26 Sep

Tips for preventing greasy hair from Malkim Hair Shop Guelph

At Malkim Hair Shop in Guelph, we believe that everyone can have beautiful hair! While we love to work with our customers to give them haircuts and styles to help them feel their best, often beautiful hair starts at home. If you suffer from greasy hair, here are a couple of things you can do!

Avoid Touching Your Hair

This can be a hard one for a lot of people. Whether you’re having an amazing hair day or have just had a great haircut, it’s natural to want to play with your hair! But this is probably making it greasier. Our hands have natural oils on them, as well as other things we pick up throughout the day, and this can add unnecessary buildup. Try to be more conscious of how often you touch your hair throughout the day and try to break the habit.

Wash Your Hair Less

This might seem counterintuitive, but washing your hair less can actually give you healthier, less greasy hair. Washing your hair with shampoo actually strips your scalp of the natural oils that can help your hair stay healthy. Regularly stripping your scalp and hair of these oils can send oil production into overdrive, and your hair will become greasier faster. Try to start washing your hair less often; it may take a few weeks but eventually your hair will get used to the new routine.

Limit Your Conditioner

Conditioners and deep conditioners can be a saving grace for many people. They help us get soft, shiny hair and can often repair damage in a matter of weeks. But too much conditioner can be a bad thing! If you find yourself piling on the conditioner every time you wash your hair, consider cutting back on the amount you’re using. You could also try switching to a shampoo that gives you better results with less product.

Don’t Brush Your Hair as Often

Brushing your hair too much can be damaging in a couple of ways: it can cause breakage and split ends, and can also add to your hair’s greasiness. Brushing your hair stimulates the follicles to produce even more oil, so avoid brushing it too often. You can brush the ends and brush out any knots if you need to brush regularly.

Clean Your Brushes

When was the last time you cleaned your hair brush? Unfortunately, it’s a task that a lot of us don’t do, but it can help keep your hair healthy and less greasy. A dirty brush has oils in it, which you’re putting back into your hair every time you use it. Keep your brush clean my removing hair from it regularly and wash it with a mild soap every couple of weeks to get rid of oils.

At Malkim Hair Shop, we carry a wide range of hair products to suit your unique hair needs! Browse them online today, or ask our talented team members what products are right for you next time you’re in!

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