Use Dry Shampoo—Sparingly
Everyone has oily hair. The hair and scalp naturally produce oil to keep hair healthy and nourished. The difference from one person to the next is the amount of oil excreted by the body, the ability to control it naturally, the type of hair and skin you have, and the kind of products you use. Using hair products that are not right for your hair and scalp condition could further irritate the scalp and completely strip your hair of nutrients.
Here are nine remedies for oily hair and certain scalp conditions that professional stylists recommend to incorporate into your beauty routine.
For those who do not want to wash their hair every day, using a dry shampoo in between washings can help control oil. Dry shampoos will absorb the excess oils at the roots and scalp. Experiment with brands of dry shampoo, as certain product types may leave your hair feeling dirty and gritty. Dry shampoos may further irritate the scalp and produce build-up faster. For some, there may be no substitute for water and shampoo.
In case dry shampoo is a must, here are our top-three recommended choices:
Massage the Scalp
One of the simplest scalp treatments is a change in washing technique. Gently massage a small amount of shampoo into the scalp and hair roots where the oil is produced. Massage gently and thoroughly so as not to cause further irritation. The ends of your hair will be sufficiently cleansed as the shampoo is rinsed through the hair.
There are natural home remedies for scalp massages before washing your hair, such as tea oil, coconut oil and a mix of baking soda and water.