NOTHING dampens your mood quite like greasy hair, and washing regularly is a BIG commitment – one not many can actually be bothered for.
But it turns out there’s a way to “train” your hair to be less oily, and yes, it means washing your hair way less often – just once a week, to be precise.
Over washing your hair can actually be making it more greasyCredit: Getty
Greasy hair occurs when you have overactive sebaceous glands which produce too much sebum, and like it or not, it happens to us all.
Sebum is actually a good thing, though, as it helps keep our hair looking healthy and shiny (hello luscious locks).
That is, of course, unless there’s TOO much, which makes our mane look, well, greasy and slick – and absolutely not ok.
How do you fix it? Well, hair training, which is also known as “scalp training”, and this process tricks your scalp to produce less oil.
Hair experts reveal you can train your hair by washing it just once a weekCredit: Getty
According to Aenika Shah, founder of haircare brand Aenika, less is definitely more and over washing your locks makes it MORE greasy.
The solution is to “space out” washes to just once a week, or at least every other day to start with.
“Most people think that washing your hair every day will eliminate grease and make your hair clean,’ she said, according to Metro.
“But think about it, if you remove the oil, your scalp thinks it needs to replace it quickly before the next wash.”
iI you remove the oil, your scalp thinks it needs to replace it quickly before the next wash
Lockdown has been a great time to do this as we havn’t been able to leave the house, and admit it, how hair has taken a huge hit the past year.
Hairstylist and CEO of StyledbyV, Velma Mensah, agrees but says a “clarifying shampoo” would be a good option to start with to ensure you rid your hair of built up product you might be using.
According to the publication, Velma also warned against hot water showers which “dries out your hair and scalp.”
Your hair will end up looking more healthy and you won’t have to wash it as oftenCredit: Getty
This will cause your scalp to produce more oil to help nourish the hair and its a “very important factor to be aware of.”
Both Aenika and Velma reckon you’ll see results within a month if you stick to this routine.
What’s more, choosing safe hairstyles, such as ponytails or buns, means you touch your hair way less often.
This, naturally, results in less need to wash daily and longer between washes.
So there you have it, a how-to guide on training your hair to be less greasy.
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