Greasy hair | 5 tips to avoid greasy hair

Take control and get rid of that greasy hair. Read more about the most frequent causes of greasy hair and how to avoid it.

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Oh no you’ve hardly left the shower, and your hair is already beginning to look a bit shabby! Does your hair get greasy quickly after you wash it? It’s not cool to have greasy hair and an oily scalp. Many see greasy hair as a sign of poor personal hygiene, but there may be other reasons.

Greasy hair is not necessarily a sign of poor personal hygiene

In fact, it’s impossible to prevent your scalp from producing grease – or sebum, which is the correct word for it. Your scalp uses sebum to give your hair that natural shine and to keep your strands healthy, making sure they don’t break. Don’t worry, there’s stuff you can do to minimise sebum production.

Wash your hair correctly and avoid greasy hair

1. Don’t wash your hair too often

It’s okay, we know you wash your hair because you mean well. It needs cleaning and care, and you need to get rid of that greasy feeling. Washing your hair too often is one of many reasons why your hair gets greasy. It may lead to overproduction of sebum, which is actually the root of the problem, so to speak.

How many times a week you should wash your hair depends on a lot of things, so the best thing is to go with your gut. And you can actually get used to going longer between washes. The most important thing is to be patient when you’re itching to wash your hair.

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2. Wash your hair in warm – not hot – water

Hot water will dry out your scalp and may be another reason for your greasy hair. So, don’t crank up the temperature to the max when washing your hair – even though we know there’s nothing like a hot bath!

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3. Give your hairbrush a breather

We know that it feels great to run your brush through your hair. However, it can be too much of a good thing. When you run your brush through your hair, sebum from your scalp spreads from the roots into your hair. So don’t brush your hair too often. 


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4. Eat your way to healthier hair

You are what you eat! You've probably heard it plenty of times. But there may actually be some truth to it. Your body is not the only thing that will benefit from a varied and healthy diet with delicious vitamins and minerals – your hair will too. Read more about the nutrients that your hair needs here.


5. Use the right shampoo

Use a shampoo that is right for your hair type. In this case, your don’t need a shampoo with too many nourishing ingredients! Your greasy hair won’t be able to absorb all of those deliciously nourishing ingredients, because it already contains enough oil. Instead, the ingredients will build up on the outside of your hair making it look even more greasy and shabby!


Finding the right shampoo

Shampoos are like moisturisers: they may contain more nourishing ingredients than you need. Finding the right shampoo may be like finding a needle in a haystack. There are many hair products out there, making it hard to find the one that is best for your hair. Ask your stylist for professional advice and get a step closer to those beautifully shiny strands you deserve.

Volumising shampoo will often be the best choice for those greasy strands, because it lifts the hair away from that sebum-producing scalp. Volumising shampoos usually contain a minimum of those nourishing ingredients that can trigger greasy strands. IdHAIR offers  IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Volume Shampoo.

We’ve also developed a shampoo specifically for combating an oily scalp: IdHAIR Solutions No. 1. This shampoo reduces the overproduction of sebum. Read more about IdHAIR Solutions here.

Have a nice hair day!

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