How Do I Stop Having Greasy Hair?
Some people can go almost a week without washing their hair and get by with just dry shampoo. Then, there’s others where they have to wash it every day because it’s just a greasier type of hair, and even dry shampoo doesn’t cut it. If your hair falls on the greasier end of the spectrum, you’re not alone.
If you want to find a refreshing and clarifying shampoo that will leave your hair feeling fresh, bouncy and clean as a whistle – continue reading!
Why Hair Gets Greasy & Damaged
Ah, if only we could have waved goodbye to greasy hair as we emerged from puberty. But no – just like adult acne is most definitely a thing, the curse of greasy hair continues to haunt us. It’s not just down to our lazy (dry shampoo in a pinch) habits, either. Exercise and where you live and work – as well as piling on too much product – can all trigger flat, lifeless hair that looks like it needs a good wash.
Greasy hair is often caused by external factors which is why you could have greasy hair but not oily hair – oily hair is a natural occurrence.
So what tips can you use to help have less greasy hair? Read them below:
- Don’t condition every time you wash
- Condition just at the ends
- Use a natural bristle brush to redistribute the oil from the roots down the hair shaft
- Don’t over-brush (that encourages more oil production) and keep your brush clean so that oil isn’t transferred back onto your hair. (It’s especially worth paying attention to that last point if you’re an avid exerciser who often skips washing your hair after a gym session. All the sweat and grease your brush picks up will stay there until the next time you use it – which is pretty gross when you think about it.)
- Invest in a good shampoo. This is key, and where Wild Naturals Shampoo comes into play. You want the ingredients to be your soldiers against greasy hair and falls into the ‘clarifying’ category: these work like magnets to attract any excess sebum sitting on the scalp.
- Finally, avoid heavy moisturizing ingredients and silicones. These can cause a build-up on the hair shaft and are hard to remove, which will exacerbate the problem.
What Ingredients You Should Avoid for Less Greasy Hair
Shampoos are a necessity for healthy hair. Some folks lather, rinse, and repeat several times a week, so whichever product (or products) you have sitting in your shower caddy, let them be good ones. Over the years, there’s been plenty of chatter about sulfates in shampoos and their supposedly harsh effects. But are they really as damaging as they're made out to be?
Let’s get down to the root of the speculation.
The bad rap started in the 1970s, when some shampoos contained ethanolamine lauryl sulfates that released carcinogenic nitrosamines. At the time, manufacturers took corrective action, but ever since, sulfates were associated with health risks. The FDA, European Union, and Health Canada have all reached a consensus that the sulfates currently in shampoos are safe when used as intended. Clearly, that’s why there still are products on the market with these compounds.
When it comes to colored hair, one myth you’ve probably heard is that sulfate-free shampoo is better because it doesn't strip color. Water is as damaging as any cleanser. When your hair gets wet, it swells, the hair shaft opens, and some color leaches out, and sulfates can strip your hair of essential oils, which can be damaging after coloring.
Although it’s great to know that sulfates aren’t as scary as they're perceived to be for your hair, they can be pretty irritating to the skin. Sulfates can over-strip the skin of oils, which can leave it dry and prone to allergic reactions. Therefore, now comes the time to learn about why Wild Naturals Hair Care is the one for you!
Wild Naturals Hair Care = Bye Bye Grease
Using a good ol' sulfate-free shampoo can work wonders for your hair and scalp, especially if you have sensitive skin. Most sulfate-free shampoos don't have that dreamy, soft lather. That’s not the case with Wild Naturals Shampoo & Conditioner Set!
This natural shampoo definitely doesn't skimp on the moisture. With ingredients like shea butter and aloe vera leaf juice high on the list, you can be sure your hair won't be left feeling dry after lathering up. What really sets this one apart from many on the market is that it contains manuka honey! Filled with vitamins, proteins, and amino acids, it gets rid of impurities without over-stripping while also strengthening your hair.
Give your hair a bit more life while also avoiding ingredients and steps to washing your hair that will help keep it from getting greasy. In addition to being sulfate-free, this formula doesn’t have a trace of phosphate or parabens, either. Wild Naturals shampoo softens and moisturizes strands, leaving your hair oh so shiny! Shop the online store today to discover the full set of hair care products for beautiful, healthy locks!