I was just wondering if it's normal for my hair to basically go from being clean to going super greasy sometimes within the same day... I just turned 20 and I'm on the pill, I don't know if that has anything to do with it - I'm not that girly so I don't know about this stuff, but my hair is one thing that bothers me and I hate the feeling of really greasy hair, especially when lying down... Ew.
[og]Have you tried leaving your hair a few days, I feel like sometimes washing too much can make it greasy so I generally do every other day. I know for the first few days you'll be greasy but if you can do it over a weekend when you might not have to go out...
I used to wash it every other day until it got so bad that I couldn't bear to leave it any longer than a day. So now I do wash it every day. Do you think it'll like reset it if I leave it a bit so to speak?
I get really greasy hair quite quickly and I only wash my hair every other day but I don't use conditioner. Conditioner makes my hair greasy so I shampoo twice in shower then I put a little shampoo in my hand and rub my hands together and run it through my hair then wash it off completely that seems to work for me.
Also as daft as it sounds buy shampoo for dry hair. Not for greasy hair.
Your hair produces it's own natural oil's & actually has the ability to clean itself, shampoo etc strips it of those oils, and after washing your hair daily your scalp began working overtime to produce it's natural oils, because they kept getting fully stripped so quickly it comes back quicker with more and more oil
You basically need to re-train your hair into producing just the right amount of oils
I now wash my hair every fourth or fifth day without it looking excessively greasy, but it will take time to train your head into going back to normal! To some people that probably sounds horrifying and unclean but it really doesn't feel like that, plus it adds natural volume which takes a day or two after washing to build up and look cute!
Only use shampoo on the top part of your hair, not the roots! The shampoo dripping down to the ends while washing is enough to clean it, using shampoo on the whole head dries out the ends quickly, so stick to the roots and then wash
Don't condition the top of your head either, that adds to the greasy look, only condition the middle to the ends, the roots get enough condition themselves from the oil the scalp creates so you don't need to worry about them getting dry, if you do worry you can always use a hair mask, I used to use lee stafford hair growth but I recently ran out
Try to wash it on the 1st and 3rd day to start with, and then gradually build up if you want more days in between, I'm currently at the 1st and 4th but not too far off the 1st and 5th day, I do sometimes wash inbetween those days, but I try not to do it too often or your hair will begin to set itself to those wash times again it will take a while for you to notice a difference, around 6 weeks I believe is the estimated time it will start to follow along with your routine!
While you're trying to train your hair it's going to look awful, keeping your hair in buns and ponytails will make it look less greasy, but if you're going out or something use dry shampoo rather than actually washing your hair