If you have an oily scalp, you may wash your hair every day to try to control the amount of oil it produces and to prevent your hair from becoming a greasy mess. That may seem logical, but the truth is that washing your hair every day can actually make your scalp produce more oil, which can make the problem worse.
Washing your hair every day robs it of moisture, which can dry out your scalp, make your hair brittle, and lead to breakage. When your hair and scalp are dried out, your scalp responds by producing more oil. You can make your scalp produce less oil by washing your hair less often. While it may seem counterintuitive, it works. Here are some tips to make your scalp produce less oil so you can break out of your habit of washing your hair every day.
When to Wash Your Hair and How to Style It
Start out by washing your hair as you normally would on the first day. You can use your favorite products and style your hair as you normally would. Using products and styling your hair will give it texture that can make it look less greasy.
Don’t wash your hair the next day. When you shower, put your hair up in a clip or put on a shower cap so it will not get wet. You can style your hair and use a little bit of dry shampoo if it is oily.
On the third day, you can use more dry shampoo to control oil. If your hair is starting to get greasy, you can wear it up or pull it back. A bun or a ponytail will use the texture and oil in your hair to make it look smooth.
On the fourth day, if you don’t need to wash your hair, don’t. You can wear a hat if you can or wash your hair if you find that it is necessary.
It will take some time for your hair to adjust to less-frequent washing. After a few weeks, you should begin to notice that your hair is less oily on days when you don’t wash it. Your hair will look and feel healthier and will be easier to manage.
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