For some reason I whenever I wake up in the morning I have oily hair. I shower the night before, and always let my hair dry before I lay down and go to bed. My hair is nice, soft, clean, and smooth, yet no matter what type of shampoo have used when I wake up in the morning my hair looks like an oil pit! It is embarrassing when people see my hair and it is oily like that it makes me feel like I look like I don’t shower and I am not clean.
Does anyone have any tips on how to stop the oily hair or fix it?
Oily hair is a common problem that many people face, but it sounds like your case might be a little more frustrating than others. Don’t fear! There are ways to keep your hair soft and matte throughout the day with a bit o’ extra effort.
While not all these ideas may work perfectly for your particular hair, the best way to find out which ones help is by experimentation. If possible, obtain sample sizes or if a friend has a bottle of something listed, ask to borrow it in order to minimize your costs by making sure you don’t buy lots of products that might not be to your satisfaction.
1. Blotting Sheets
These are a simple, quick way to get rid of excess oil when you’re on-the-go. Just pop them in your purse and when you feel your hair greasifying itself, go into the bathroom and dab at your scalp. Plus, Sephora’s (above) are wonderful and apparently on sale for $3.
2. Rinse thoroughly
Shampooing is definitely important, but rinsing is even more important. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell when all the soap residue is gone from your scalp, especially if your hair feels squeaky clean, but make sure your 100% rinse your hair and scalp. Soap residue not only builds up and allows the hairline to build up oil more quickly, it also can clog the hair follicles which gets pretty itchy.
3. Baby Powder
I know this sounds really silly, but I always used it for clients who had oily hair so their hair wouldn’t get too shiny and oily underneath hot lights during filming. It’s cheap, effective and extremely easy to obtain, so give it a try. There are lots of more expensive ones with really nice scents and some great packaging (who knows, maybe they even work better), but I’ve found that baby powder is almost always the best powder option.
4. Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion
Personally, I’ve never tried this so I can’t attest to it, but I’ve heard this stuff is pretty fantastic. Apparently it mattifies hair to keep it from looking oily while adding volume, which can definitely disguise greasiness. My only stipulation is that it’s rather expensive at $18, so I would try this after other options first.
5. Dry Shampoo
If you are out during the day a lot but have a minute, try using a dry shampoo on your hair. Just massage a little bit in at your roots, take a towel or something similar and sort of dab your hair thoroughly to absorb the grease. Dry shampoo is, er, not my favorite thing in the world to use on a regular basis because I just never like the scent of them. But I have found that when I mix them with a little bit of scented conditioning lotion like Victoria Secret’s Very Sexy Hair Cream (which apparently is not in stock, but I know I’ve seen it in stores…), it smells better. Actually, come to think of it, you could try mixing it with a few drops of rose water or lavender to make it smell fantastic without adding any cream/serum product!
6. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo
It sounds like you’ve tried a lot of different shampoos, so you’ve probably crossed off this one already, but I figured I would list it anyway just in case. I love the simple Neutrogena bars for my face; most cleansers don’t make my skin feel great and tend to irritate it, but the cheap little translucent tan bars work wonders on me. Their hair products are often the same, so if you haven’t tried it, perhaps give it a go.
7. Biolage Scalptherapie Normalizing Shampoo
This shampoo has a particularly outstanding reputation because it calms down your scalp, letting it hopefully slow down oil production. Having a balanced scalp leads to healthier looking and feeling hair.
8. See a dermatologist or hair care specialist
When all else fails, see somebody who will be able to clearly identify your problem and help you using, if necessary, prescription products.
Hopefully some of these assist in your problem! Lovelies, can you think of any other remedies that might help this fellow Lovely out?