When your hair is looking more greasy than glossy and countless of washes just isn’t fitting the bill, it’s time to take control and take a look at who's to blame.
Check out our tips on how to fix oily hair and what you can do to help prevent oily habits from returning.
What causes oily hair?
First things first, we want to know what causes oily hair and make our tresses look greasy enough to fry chips on!
Oily hair can be irritated by the overproduction of sebum, which is a natural oil that’s produced by the body and sadly leads to gruesome, greasy roots when there's too much of it. So what causes sebum to multiply? Well, there are a number of factors that can trigger the overproduction of this slimy sebum. From an imbalance in your hormones, diet, medication to the type of hair products you’re using- these can all have an effect on oily hair.
It may seem like we’re all doomed for greasy manes but don’t panic! There are a few things you can do to fix oily hair and to help keep grease at bay.
Using the same shampoo wash-in wash-out is not always the brightest of ideas. Hair can sometimes become so dependent on shampoos until they simply become immune to the nutrients and don’t work anymore, leaving behind oily roots instead. If this happens, we suggest to swap your shampoo. The Tigi Bed Head Recharge High-Octane Shine Shampoo is a great alternative for banishing a build up of products and for giving your hair a new lease of life whilst injecting that silky shine and softness we all desire.
Oily hair may also occur from over-washing. Try to go a day without washing your hair, here and there and instead, use a dry shampoo in between washes. The Tigi Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo is great for keeping hair looking clean whilst adding gorgeous volume to limp tresses.
When oily hair comes to the surface, it might be time to take a look at your diet. The range of vitamins and foods can all have an impact on how shiny and healthy-looking your hair is. To fix oily hair, make sure your body is stocked up on foods which are rich in vitamin A & D, such as oily fish, sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens.
Take a Break
One of the main culprits of oily hair is overstyling. Although it may be a scary thought not to style your hair with a heat tool or not to perfect your updos with dollops of serum or mists of hairspray, avoiding styling can actually work wonders when it comes to preventing greasy hair. So put those hair straighteners and tongs down and give your hair a break from the 185 degree heat and liberate in natural, flowing locks!
If all else fails, all you can do is work with it! Stop fretting and tie your hair up into a top knot or a high, 90’s ponytail and give it a mist of hairspray- we’ll just tell everyone it’s the look we’re going for ;)
What do you do to fix oily hair?