Training your hair to be less oily

Training your hair to be less oily

For the girls and guys with greasier hair, you’ll know the cycle – you wash your hair more often to combat the oiliness of your hair so that it’s kept looking fresh and clean at all times, but this tells your hair to produce even more oil, so you  wash it more, which produces more oil, and the cycle never ends…

There is a solution to this though! You just have to train your hair to behave the way you want it to. The first few weeks of your hair adjusting will take some patience on your end, but trust us, in no time, your hair will be way less oily, but will still be hydrated and lustrous.  

We’ve outlined the basic steps that’ll put you on the right track to achieving non-greasy, flawless, yet low-maintenance hair. Keep in mind that all hair types need to be cared for differently, so make sure to adjust things to cater to your hair’s texture and behaviour.

Drop how often you wash your hair

This is one of the most important steps that’ll make the huge difference. It’s going to be tough to start off with, but you just have to resist the urge of washing your hair every day, and trust that it’ll be worth it very soon.  

To start with, drop your hair washes down to every 2 or 3 days. Once your hair is a little used to that, and shows less greasiness between washes, you can drop this down even further to just twice a week.

Choose your products carefully

For shampoo, opt for a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week. These shampoos will give you a deep clean and keep your strands looking and feeling fresh for days, which will be incredibly useful when your hair is still adjusting to all the changes. For the beginning stages of your hair training, when you’re probably washing your hair more often than twice a week, still use the clarifying shampoo once or twice a week, and a gentler one for the other washes. Try find a gentle shampoo that’ll soothe itchiness, as you might experience this while training your hair.

In terms of the right conditioner to use, a moisture rich one is the way to go. Most times, the oiliness of your hair will stay at the roots and the mid areas of your hair, not ever reaching the tips, so it’s important to make sure that the ends of your hair are also getting some love! Apply the conditioner from the middle down to the ends of your strands.

Watch the shower temperature

There’s no doubt that water temperature influences the health of your hair. If you’re used to showering in overly hot water, it’s time to make some changes, as this will definitely dry out your hair. This will strip the oils from the roots, telling your hair to produce more oils instead! Not what we want.

Start off your hair-washing routine with warm water to cleanse, and switch to lukewarm or cool water at the end.

Our stylists at Radical Hair Designs are here to help you achieve your dream hair. To make an appointment, contact us at (02) 9651 3200 or via email at info@radicalhair.com.au

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