How to care for Greasy Hair
Do you find your hair always gets greasy very easily? You wash it and within 24 hours already feels oily again – and don’t get us started on working your social life around your frequent washing routine. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
If your hair gets greasy fast there are a handful of hair care tips and tricks to take back control of your hair and help it become less of a nightmare for you. The answers on how to not get greasy hair are out there; keep reading for the best ways to take care of hair that gets oily quickly and achieve clean, shiny, and voluminous hair.
What causes greasy hair?
Knowledge is power, so first, you need to know the root causes of your hair problem to be able to solve it. Rest assured, by the end of this article you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to know how to make your hair less greasy.
“Greasy hair is essentially a mix of debris and your scalp’s natural oils that accumulate over time.”
Greasy hair is essentially a mix of debris and your scalp’s natural oils that accumulate over time. All sorts of things build up on your hair between washing – pollution, scalp flakes, dirt, sebum… and this is what’s giving your hair that greasy look and feel between washes. It doesn’t matter whether your hair is thick, fine, curly, or straight; people of all hair types are exposed to environmental aggressors and produce sebum. It’s just that it’s more visible and easily accumulated in fine hair, compared with your thick or curly-haired friend, say. It probably doesn’t feel fair that your hair is feeling greasy so quickly, but with a few small changes, you can take back charge of your washing routine.
That’s what we’re here for! Read on to arm yourself against hair that gets greasy too quickly and achieve shiny, happy hair.
How to care for greasy hair
Notice that your hair gets greasy fast? If you’re left wondering what you did wrong to be landed with hair that gets greasy every 24 hours, the good news is there are as many solutions as there are problems. Seeking volume, cleanliness, and shininess? Behold, a few things you can do to stop overly oily hair in its tracks.
A) Look for the lightweight option
This is the basis of any good hair routine; a washing system that suits you and your hair type. The right shampoo for oily hair might not be the one you think. You could argue all shampoos are good for greasy hair as, after all, their primary purpose is to clean. Shampoo works by loosening the bonds between dirt or oil and your hair, removing 99% of surface debris for a cleaner, shinier finish.
“Shampoo for greasy hair, or hair that gets greasy quickly, should be lightweight and not leave your hair with that dreaded heavy and flat feeling after washing.”
But shampoo for greasy hair, or hair that gets greasy quickly, should be lightweight and not leave your hair with that dreaded heavy and flat feeling after washing. Rather than shampoo combining two or more benefits – such as giving clean and voluminous hair – lookout for clear formulas. They are typically equipped with lots of cleansing surfactants that remove the excess oil effectively without adding any unwanted, heavy ingredients.
We know how much of a burden greasy hair can be on day-to-day life, so our experts have designed a unique formula to battle it - Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution Shampoo. With a clear formula that works for anyone whose hair is already greasy by day 2 post-wash, this is the perfect cleansing shampoo for greasy hair. Of course, super fine hair may need something that’s even lighter. If this is you, grab yourself our Pantene Total Damage Care that deeply (but gently) lifts dirt and impurities from your scalp. It also doses your hair up with essential nutrients leaving it feeling healthy, lightweight, and free flowing.
B) Be mindful when picking conditioners
Not all conditioners are going to be right for you, but your hair still needs one to get the right nourishment and smoothness. So, it’s about finding the one that perfectly matches your hair needs and knowing how to use a conditioner
the right way. Look out for lighter options! Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution Conditioner covers 100% of conditioning space with 0% of the weight. The hydrating microbubbles melt into your hair and rinse for a smooth finish and can be used from mid-length to tip with no fear of residue. You can rest easy knowing your hair has received well-balanced moisturization that will not weight it down.
C) Train your hair to need less washing
Greasy hair after washing? It might sound like a bit of an old wives’ tale but hear us out, as you really can reclaim some of those hours you spend washing your hair. By skipping a wash and leaving your hair for a few days, you’ll encourage it to produce sebum less quickly and not feel the urge to wash it every day or two.
D) Go light all the way with your styling products
“After washing, keep your styling products to a minimum; for hair that is easily weighed down or gets greasy quickly, it’s essential you swap heavy hair oils and thick styling creams for products that are super lightweight.”
After washing, keep your styling products to a minimum; for hair that is easily weighed down or gets greasy quickly, it’s essential you swap heavy hair oils and thick styling creams for products that are super lightweight. While hair that’s dry and thirsty will soak these up like nobody’s business, in the case of fine hair that’s prone to greasiness, you’ll soon feel like it’s time to wash your hair again. If you do use styling products often, our experts recommend using Pantene Lively Clean shampoo to remove the dirt, greasiness and impurities deeply. This helps clarify your scalp and hair, so that you get that fresh hair feeling.
E) Hands off! (Your hair)
Want to know how to make your hair less greasy
? Too much touching and brushing your hair can encourage your scalp to produce more sebum – which, you guessed it, means greasier hair for yours truly. If you play with your hair a lot, you’ll also be transferring any oil or germs from your hands onto your hair, but also distributing scalp oil through the hair. This speeds up how quickly it looks or feels dirty – not so ideal.
So, you see, it only takes a few simple changes to your routine to grab control of your hair with both hands and swap greasiness for hair that’s the envy of all your friends. Wave goodbye to grease and say hello to shiny, happy, and beautiful hair.
Hair care problems are varied for different people, so your hair care products should also be so. Take a look at our diverse range of Pantene Shampoos
and Pantene Conditioners
and pick your choice!