The Best Haircare Routine for Oily Hair
THE BEST HAIRCARE ROUTINE FOR OILY HAIR
Keeping your hair happy and healthy can be a challenge at the best of times. But when your hair has the tendency to become oily after only one wash, it can be even trickier to manage. Without the right products, oily hair can quickly feel weighed down. However, using the best shampoos and conditioners for oily hair gives you an optimal haircare routine specifically designed to keep oily hair looking fantastic. And you’re in luck! Our range of haircare products contains plant-based, naturally derived and organic ingredients that work to keep your hair healthy, hydrated and looking its best.
What causes oily hair?
Before we dive in on how to tame oily hair, it’s important to understand what causes it. Greasy hair is most often brought on by a build-up of excess sebum, which is a naturally occurring oil produced within our oil glands. While our body is usually able to tell precisely how much oil it needs to produce in order to keep our skin healthy and hydrated, it is sometimes kicked into overdrive, resulting in an overproduction that can leave our skin and hair feeling oily. Sometimes, this is caused by internal factors, such as a hormonal imbalance or poor nutrition, while other times, it can be down to external factors like hot and humid weather or your daily beauty routine.
How often you wash your hair, the types of products you use, and how you style your hair can all contribute to its oiliness. So we have pulled together some tips for things you can do to help combat that greasy hair feeling.
Our top tips for treating oily hair
With so many factors to consider, creating the best hair routine for oily hair could take some trial and error. Aside from eating right and considering environmental factors, there are a number of haircare steps you can take to help oily hair feel full and fresh all day long.
1. Don’t wash your hair too often
As counterintuitive as it may sound, washing your hair too frequently may be one of the main causes of your greasy roots. While it might feel like the best way to relieve an oily scalp, over washing your hair can end up stripping your hair of its natural sebum. Your body’s response then is to replace the oil that it’s lost with more oil, which can sometimes lead to an overproduction of sebum. The result traps you in a cycle that leaves you with nothing but oily hair. If you find yourself washing your hair every day, try skipping the shampoo at least once or twice a week.
For a healthy shampoo that helps you balance your body’s oil production, try our Normal Balance Shampoo and Conditioner, enriched with Bitter Orange Extract, Avocado Oil, Ginseng Root, and Chamomile Extract. It may take a couple of weeks before your body is able to rebalance itself, but you will be giving your hair the break it needs to balance out the oiliness, leaving you with fresh, healthy hair.
2. Consider your shampoo and conditioner routine
How often you wash your hair isn’t the only thing to consider. How you wash your hair is an important factor at play too when it comes to oily hair. Shampooing your roots helps to get rid of any build-up of dirt or product around your scalp without getting rid of any of the natural oils that keep your hair nourished. Try gently working a small amount of shampoo into your roots and scalp and simply let the shampoo flow through the ends as you rinse. When you get to your conditioner, consider applying the product to only the bottom ends of your hair and leave it to soak in for a while to give your hair the nourishment it needs.
3. Choose your products wisely
Finding the right products for your oily hair can feel challenging. But it needn’t be. Many haircare products contain harmful chemicals and ingredients that can further damage your hair and cause product build-up leaving your hair looking even more oily and greasy. Products that use natural and organic ingredients like our Coco Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to nourish and care for your hair. Formulated with KeraDyn™, a conditioning agent which helps to restore damaged hair, Organic Coconut Oil to nourish both your hair and scalp, plus, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice which is extremely good for nourishing and clarifying the hair.
4. Try an anti-dandruff treatment
This one might seem surprising but, when you have a dry scalp, your body tends to produce more oil to counteract the dryness which can lead to a dry, flaky scalp otherwise known as dandruff. If this sounds like you, consider using a shampoo and conditioner designed to care for both your hair and scalp, like our Anti-Dandruff Conditioning Shampoo. This plant-based conditioning formula contains Pyrithione Zinc to help with the removal of dandruff as well as Chamomile Flower, Wheat Germ and Rosehip Oil to nourish and soothe your scalp as well as pro-vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Wheat Protein. It’s our best shampoo for greasy hair, enhancing and revitalising with every wash.
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