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What’s the best way to combat oily hair?

Answer: Too much oil is never a good thing: too much oil in your food is gross, too much oil on your face is unpleasant, and too much oil in your hair is a drag. It’s hard to combat oily hair and find a happy medium between not washing your hair enough and washing it too much.

It’s important to know that washing your hair everyday truly isn’t good for your hair. It strips your natural oils, which ultimately results in more oil production. As much as it may be tempting to wash your hair every day, it’s actually best to take a day or two off (or three!). Not to mention, daily washings mean using much more shampoo and conditioner, so save your product and some water!

To avoid the oily, second day hair, invest in a great dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is exactly what it sounds like, and works wonders especially for those mornings when you simply don’t have time to wash your hair. Typically, all you need to do is spray or powder a bit on to your scalp, run your hands through, and shake off the excess powder. To feign the look of freshly washed hair, try products such as Stila Jade Blossom Dry Shampoo (smells amazing, too!). If you’re on a budget but still desire the same look, there are a lot of great, inexpensive brands that work perfectly well, like Batiste Dry Shampoo.There are just about a million dry shampoos out there, so you’ll have to experiment to see which one works best for you.

Other ways to combat oily hair are to purchase shampoos that are made specifically for oily hair (sounds self-explanatory, right?). MOP Basil Mint Shampoo is an awesome oil-combating shampoo. These shampoos will even help the need for dry shampoo to decrease by keep your strands grease-free.

Another tip to prevent oily hair is to only condition the ends of your hair. Steer clear of your roots since they’re already moisturized by the natural oils in your hair.

Do you have any tips and tricks for combating oily hair? Share below!