You can only make one first impression. Making it count means choosing the right clothing and accessories, but these are only small pieces of the puzzle. Your hair can make or break your entire look.
And nothing ruins your look like greasy hair.
The most obvious solution to fix your greasy hair problem is to jump in the shower, but what if you don’t have time? Try these grease-busting tips instead that’ll make sure your mane looks like a million bucks, no matter how greasy it is when you roll out of bed.
Choose Your Hair Products Carefully
The shampoos and styling products you use matters. Avoid products that are supposed to make your hair shiny. They will just end up making your hair look greasier.
When it comes to styling products, avoid using too many mousses and gels. Replace your products with high-quality men’s grooming brands that are specially formulated to eliminate the grease from your mane.
Wash Less Frequently
How often should you wash your hair? Many men would answer every day. After all, it’s the best way to keep grease at bay, isn’t it?
The answer is surprisingly “no”.
Although the frequency of hair washing routines depends on many factors, no one should wash their hair every day. Washing your hair on a daily basis strips your scalp of its natural oils so it goes into overdrive to replace them. By washing your hair less, you’ll actually create less grease.
Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is all the rage, and for good reason. It’s extremely easy to use. Simply apply it to your hair, let it sit for a few minutes, and brush it out. There are many types of dry shampoo products to choose from that include:
- Styling wax
If you don’t have any dry shampoo on hand, and you don’t have enough time to run to the store, try baby powder. Just make sure you brush it out thoroughly if you have dark hair so no white residue is left behind.
Let Your Hair Dry Naturally
After a shower, you may want to use a blow dryer to hasten the process. The blow dryer is also a great way to get a little extra styling power, if you’re going for a certain look. Unfortunately, all that blow drying could be making your scalp greasy.
Only blow dry your hair if you’re heading to work in the morning or going out with friends in the evening. Whenever possible, let your hair dry naturally. It’ll prevent your scalp from producing more oil than it needs to remain healthy.
The use of clarifying shampoo twice a month and rinsing with cold water in the shower can help too! The key is to find a routine that works for you. Try a few of the tips on this list and see if you notice a difference in your hair.
When you finally find the perfect grease-busting routine, you can spend less time washing your hair without compromising your personal style.