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4/22 Refresh Oily Hair

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Here’s a question from one of my readers:

“I have very thin hair. I wash it every morning, but by mid-afternoon it looks greasy. Anytime I go out in the evening I have to go home and wash my hair again so I don’t look like a grease-ball. I’ve tried those anti-oil shampoos, but I swear they make it worse. Do you know of anything I can do?”

It’s very likely that those oil removing shampoos DO make your oil problem worse. This is because your problem isn’t an over production of oil, it’s just that you don’t have enough hair to soak up the oil your scalp does produce. Those anti-oil shampoos strip your scalp of all oil, which actually tells your sebaceous glands to work overtime! If your skin is not visibly shiny by 11:00 or 12:00, you’re not an oily person, and those products are not for you.

Here's something you can do whether you have thin hair, oily hair, or you just slept in and didn't have time to wash it this morning...

- Get a small container or even a ziplock bag, and mix some baking soda and talcum powder together. Carry this mixture in your purse along with a small brush. When your hair starts to look greasy, sprinkle some of the mixture on the brush and comb it through your hair. This will absorb the excess oil, leaving your hair looking fresh and clean.

Here are a few additional suggestions for thin and/or very oily hair:

1. Use a volumizing shampoo, as it will cause the hair to stand farther away from the scalp, reducing the oil absorption.

2. Dry your hair upside down, to force the cuticles of the hair to stand up, holding hair away from the scalp

Now you’re ready to go straight from the office to happy hour!

Send your beauty questions to [email protected] and I’ll answer them in my next blog!

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for another dose of the beauty blog.



Categories: Hair Care, Home Remedies

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