Our hair seems to have a mind of its own, right? One day it'll be looking voluminous and bouncy and then next, it'll be as flat as a pancake. And no matter how much you wash it or use the best hair care products, it still tends to become greasy by the third day. But did you know that the more often you shampoo it, the greasier it tends to become? Probably that's why Kim K washes it just once in five days!
You can tackle the grease easily- either use some dry shampoo or try the Lara Dutta-approved hair tip which is rubbing some talcum powder on your scalp. However, these are just quick fixes. If you do want your hair to look fresh and voluminous, then you've come to the right place cause we're giving you some amazing tips.
Taking care of your hair isn't as complicated as it seems. Follow these hair care tips to show your mane some love and care.
Whenever you're washing your hair, make sure the temperate is right. Either wash your hair with cold or lukewarm water but never use hot water.
Washing your hair with hot water will not only damage the scalp's health but also make your hair super dry. Your sebaceous glands will produce more oil, making your hair greasy AF and you don't want that, do you?
We all shampoo our hair on a regular basis but are we washing it properly?
Squeeze out some shampoo (pea or coin-sized- depending on your hair's length), rub it into your hands, and then apply it to your damp hair. Make sure you follow this technique instead of applying shampoo directly to your hair because you'll end up using (read: wasting) more product than required.
Don't just apply it and rinse it off. Instead, keep your shampoo on for about 5 minutes, massage it into your strands, and then rinse your hair with cold water to strengthen the hair cuticles.
Do not comb your hair immediately after washing your hair unless it's with a detangler brush. Let your hair get dry first before combing it because combing wet hair will lead to breakage.
For people with long hair, start by combing the ends first to detangle your mane and then comb from your scalp to the end. Do not forget to use a hair serum to protect your hair from pollutants and heat.
Do not leave your hair down all the time because dust particles and pollutants settle into your scalp then. Tie it into a bun or a ponytail from time to time so that it doesn't get dirty in just a day. Tight rubber bands can cause headaches and cause your hair to break so switching to a silk scrunchie is a good idea.
If you're washing your mane every day, then please stop. You're not only making your hair vulnerable to pollutants but also stripping away its natural oils. Change this habit slowly because as time passes, the intensity of sebaceous glands declines- which means that your scalp will stop producing natural oils in the same capacity as before.
Using dry shampoo is a great way to keep hair greasiness in check. But trust us, it works better if you apply it on a dry scalp than a super oily one! If you go to your gym regularly, then apply dry shampoo before working out as using it on your greasy scalp might lead to product buildup on the scalp instead of getting rid of your oily scalp.
Believe it or not but your pillows actually make your hair greasy. This is because we sleep on them for so many hours, causing hair oil to deposit on them. Pillowcases also absorb epidermal cells which harbour bacteria. And if you ever sleep with the oil on your hair and do not replace your pillowcases, we just have one question for you, "Why do you hate your hair?"
Have you ever tried to make lemonade, but for your hair? Well, you should!
In a spray bottle, mix freshly squeezed lemon juice (1-2 lemons) and fill the remaining bottle with water. Mix it well and spray this on your hair whenever you feel your hair is starting to get greasy and then wash your hair after a few minutes.
It'll also help keep your hair smelling fresh, add volume and make your hair shined.
Sorry? Were you saying something? Couldn't hear you over the volume of my hair!
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