Did you know that washing your hair too frequently can cause more harm than good? Constant washing causes your sebaceous glands to produce more fat, and as a result, you’re stuck in a vicious circle.
We prepared a list of tips that will help you wash your hair less often and still look gorgeous!
First – Watch Your Diet
To make your hair stay clean longer, remove any fatty or fried dishes from your diet. The same goes for sugar, white bread, and canned foods. Replace them with fruits and vegetables, dairy, lean meats, and nuts. This will help reduce the sebaceous glands’ activity.
Second- Use Dry Shampoos to Conceal Greasy Shine
Divide your hair into strands and apply a dry shampoo to the roots like a hairspray, from a distance of 8 to 10 inches. If the shampoo is like talcum powder, apply it to the roots directly. Wait for 10 minutes, and then comb your hair. Dry shampoos create a shell around the greasy strands that, for a time, makes your hair look clean.
Third – Don’t Neglect Accessories
If you have a fringe, use a headscarf to make new hairstyles. All you need to do is wash your fringe, pin it up, and disguise it in some way. A headscarf looks good with collected or loose hair. They can also become a salvation for those with short hairdos. In addition, you can conceal greasy hair with various hair pins or headbands with flowers.
Fourth – Pay Attention to Water Temperature
When washing your hair, use warm or tepid water. Hot water increases the amount of fat secreted by the skin. Also, after you’ve washed your hair, it’s
best to let it dry naturally. Try to avoid a hair dryer as much as you can!
Fifth – Put Your Hair into Braids
Any braids do a good job of disguising greasy hair roots. The thicker the weave, the better. Do a slight backcomb at the crown to conceal the more visible part of the unwashed hair. Make sure the braid doesn’t turn out smooth. A small amount of loose hair will help hide the staleness.
Sixth – Comb Your Hair before Bedtime
Once you’ve settled on your pillow, pull your hair back to arrange it along the upper edge of the pillow. If your hair is long enough, make a ponytail or a loose braid. Try and make this a habit, and the result will impress you!
Seventh – Change Your Parting
Switch your parting from one side to the other, or replace the parting in the middle with a diagonal one. The reason is simple: our hair gets used to being arranged in a certain fashion, which leads to loss of volume at the roots. Also, it becomes dirtiest along the parting line. Shift the parting to give your hair volume, a new look, and cleanliness!
Eighth – Avoid Flat Hairdos
Try not to give preference to smooth and sleek hairstyles: they make your hair look even messier and more greasy. The best option would be to slightly backcomb the hair at the roots to get extra volume, and then secure it in a shell or a bun. Try it out, and let us know in the comments what you think!
Ninth – Wash Your Brushes
Don’t forget to clean your styling tools regularly to prevent residues of skin fat, conditioner, and styling substances from gluing your hair together. Wash your brushes and combs once a week in warm water with shampoo or soap. And don’t forget to change your brushes from time to time!
Ten – The Right Way to Wash Your Hair
- Dry wet hair with a T-shirt instead of a towel to smooth your frizzy hair.
- Don’t scrub your scalp. Instead, use your fingertips to gently massage shampoo into your hair.
- Never ever put conditioner directly on the roots, make sure it’s only on your hair.
- Wring out your hair before applying hair conditioner – it’ll make the conditioner more effective.