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Easy Hacks To Avoid An Oily Scalp And Greasy Hair During The Summers

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Our biggest beauty beef? Greasy hair and an oily scalp. And it doesn’t get any easier with the heatwaves in summer. If you’re waking up to greasy strands and an oily scalp every morning, it can be frustrating. Hate having to wash your hair every AM before work, or have to douse it in dry shampoo every time you work out? While having hair prone to getting oily is related to genetics, lifestyle, hormonal imbalances and what you consume, your haircare routine and techniques can help considerably to keep an oily scalp and greasy hair under control.

While an oily scalp can be temporarily concealed with slick hairstyles, look before you leap. Although there are plenty of causes for an oily scalp, one of the major contributors in the summers is certainly sweat. What’s more, sun accessories, such as sun hats, caps, bandanas etc may add to the burden that is an oily scalp in the summer. Meanwhile, the sebum production that occurs in the hair’s follicles is controlled by the body’s sebaceous glands. These glands can become overactive in warmer climates and produce more sebum. And so, it’s important that we provide extra care to those locks during the summers.

Alright then, now that we know the causes, let’s move on to the quick fixes.

Here are a few ways you can keep the grease at bay this summer

Use the right shampoo and conditioner

best clarifying shampoo

Anomaly Clarifying Shampoo for Deep Cleanse with Charcoal & Eucalyptus

best sulfate free shampoo

Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil And Lavender Sulfate Free Smooth And Serene

The lather you work up with your shampoo or any other soapy product is all thanks to sulphates. Over shampoo your hair, and you’ll wash off all the necessary sebum. This prompts your scalp to produce excess sebum to make up for what’s lost, in turn making your scalp and hair more greasy. Sulphate free shampoos work well to gently cleanse your scalp of the excess grease, leaving behind essential oils necessary to maintain the strength of your hair. Although, in hotter, humid climates, hair tends to get more greasy. This means you might need to alternate between a moisturising shampoo and a clarifying shampoo to remove excessive build up. While opting for the right shampoo is a key step to treat oily scalp during the summers; choosing a lightweight conditioner is equally important to avoid your hair from weighing down.

Don’t stick to the same hairstyle

rubber band set

Toniq Black Breakage Elastisized Ponytail Holders Rubberbands For Women

best hair mist

BBLUNT Hot Shot Heat Protection Hair Mist with Grape Seed Oil, No Parabens

Just like you can try alternating between shampoos and conditioners for different hair days, styling your hair in different ways can also help prolong your next hair wash. Touching your hair too often when it’s open, tends to create friction and cause grease. Switch to braids, updos and ponytails on days leading up to your hair wash. This is also a great hack to hide the grease. This way you are working with the grease, which makes it easier to hold updos, making for a great sleek bun.

Dry Shampoo to the rescue

best dry shampoo

Batiste Instant Hair Refresh Dry Shampoo Original Classic Fresh

dry shampoo for oily hair

Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo

You had a fabulous blow out yesterday and you’d love to extend it another day? Enter, dry shampoos. It’s an in-between fix for oily scalp, designed to soak up excess oil and sweat on the scalp. Dry shampoos help freshen up and add volume on days you just cannot go through the hassle of a hair wash. But (the big but), it shouldn’t be an alternative for shampoos because if used too much it can cause build up.

Check your vitamin levels

best vitamin supplements

Sheneed Vitamin-b Complex with B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B7,B9,b12

best vitamin fizzy drink

Oziva Vitamin B Complex Fizzy Drink Mix - Guava Flavour

Studies show that those with Vitamin B2 and B6 deficiencies have greasier scalps and oilier skin. Furthermore, zinc limits DHT production, which slows down the oil production in the sebaceous glands to inhibit excessively oily scalps. So, if your scalp has been greasier than usual, chances are that your vitamin levels are out of balance.

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