11 Quick Fixes for Greasy Hair That Work like a Charm ...


I've needed so many quick fixes for greasy hair this summer, owing to the humidity, a thick head of hair, and a hare-brained idea to grow it out really long when it's this hot. I ultimately cut it off in stages, but while that's definitely a possible remedy for oilier hair, it's not the only one. Don't fret! There are loads of quick fixes for greasy hair that aren't nearly so extreme!

But first, it's a good idea to understand why your hair is greasy. Once you have an idea of why you're dealing with oily strands, you can figure out which is the appropriate way to approach getting rid of it. Often, treating the cause of your greasy hair will have you back to normal in just a week or so.

You might be surprised to find that your ponytail is to blame for your greasy hair. As busy girls, we often toss our hair up in the morning because it's fast and easy. However, when you pull your hair up all the time, you could be dealing with a buildup of debris and other junk at your roots, which lends itself to a shiny, greasy look. Try changing things up to solve the problem.

Using the wrong products or using them the wrong way could be the culprit as well. If you tend toward greasy hair, you should be using products (including shampoo and conditioner) that are designed to treat the problem. You want something that is lightweight and clarifying to help remove excess oil and product buildup. You might think that washing more often is a good idea if your hair is greasy, but you may be washing too often. Overwashing your strands removes the healthy oils it needs so your scalp amps up production, leading to even more oil. Shine serums are something else to stay away from, as they tend to add even more oil to your hair, something that is only going to exacerbate the problem.

Ladies with curly hair are more prone to oily strands than those with straighter strands. Why? Because when you brush your hair, you distribute the natural oils in your hair. However, curly haired girls will adamantly tell you that brushing curls is not a good idea. Therefore, if you have curly hair, you may be dealing with more oil. Spend more time combing your curls to help take of the issue.

If you do brush your hair, you could be experiencing greasy strands because your brush isn't as clean as you think. The truth is that you should be washing your brush with warm water and mild soap on a regular basis. That way, all the products, oils and dirt won't be transferred back to your hair each time your brush.

If you have greasy hair, you may be tempted to mess with it all the time to counteract the problem. The more you touch your hair, the worse the problem becomes. Your hands aren't always as clean as you think and each time you touch your strands, you leave behind oil, dirt, debris and other junk that lends itself to greasy hair.

You might also be surprised to find that humid weather can make your greasy. If you live in a place that experiences humidity during certain parts of the year, you might have to be extra vigilant about treating your oily strands during those times.

Now let's talk about what you're eating. Your hair relies on certain nutrients to stay healthy and forgoing important B vitamins can lead to greasy hair. B vitamins can be found in beans, meats and other animal products. If you are a vegetarian, it might be wise to evaluate your B vitamin intake to be sure you're getting what you need.

Your hormones are another factor to consider when it comes to greasy hair. Fluctuations can mess with your body's natural processes, which is why being on your period, being pregnant, or being menopausal can all be to blame for oily hair. If you suspect this is the culprit, talk to your doctor about healthy ways to balance your hormones.

Finally, untreated dandruff could also be to blame. You might find that addressing the issue with specially formulated shampoo will completely get rid of your greasy hair problem.

Now that you've figured out what's causing your oily hair, you can take steps to battle the grease. Below is a list of easy and effective ways to soak up the oil and get your hair back to its healthy, lush and beautiful look. Good luck!

1. Forget Your Nose and Powder Your Hair

Powdering your hair can easily absorb excess grease and oil from your roots, which is where that '90s grunge look generally starts. Any kind of loose powder will do, applied with a puff or, for more control and natural placement, a makeup brush. Alternately, you can switch to a dry shampoo, at least some of the time. I'll get to what to do when you shampoo; there are several quick fixes for greasy hair that focus on the way you clean your hair.

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