When your hair starts to look oily you often feel the need to wash your hair. However, it turns out that washing your hair often is not good for it, even though it makes it appear clean.
This is because the oil that your hair produces after some time without being washed is actually good for it. The natural oils nourish your hair and help moisturize and keep your strands healthy and soft. What this means is that you should wash your hair less.
Also washing your hair more often can often lead to it becoming oily faster. When you wash your hair, the follicles are actively stimulated which means your hair is more likely to produce more oil. We’ve collected some hair ideas to help you wash your hair less:
1) While some products can help nourish dry and damaged hair, it’s important that you watch how much of the product you are dispensing into your hair. If you use too much hair oil or your hair masks are heavy, they can weigh down your hair and cause it to look dirty quicker.
2) Try brushing your hair less often. When you brush your hair, you’re stimulating your hair follicles which signals them to produce more oil. Instead of brushing your hair with a paddle brush, try brushing it with a comb. Keep the hair and avoid touching your scalp.
3) Similarly, avoid touching your hair often. Touching your hair also has the effect of stimulating your hair follicles into producing more natural oil.
4) If your hair is beginning to look and feel oily, try styling it in an updo instead of washing it. You can also style your hair in an updo before it becomes oily in order to preserve it. The fewer styling products and tools you use, the longer it will stay clean.
5) Lower the temperature of your heat styling tools. If you use a dryer, a curling iron, or a straightener, it can cause your follicles to produce more oil in order to protect the skin.
6) Use hair scrubs to peel off the dead skin and stubborn dirt. It can also strengthen the follicles and stimulate hair growth. You can buy these scrubs at any drug or beauty store. You can also make homemade scrubs.
7) Wash your pillowcases more often because they are usually a festering ground for oil and dirt from your face and hair. You should be changing your pillowcases or washing them at least once a week.
8) Wear hats in the summer and winter to protect your hair from the cold and heat. Both of these extreme temperatures make your skin produce sebum as a form of protection. This can make your hair roots become greasy.