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5 easy tricks for combating an oily scalp and greasy-looking roots

5 easy tricks for combating an oily scalp and greasy-looking roots

You may have been hearing about the benefits of the no-poo method, or shampooing less frequently, for a long time now. Everyone, from your favorite social media personalities to your hairstylist, is telling you to shampoo less, if at all. 

While you want your hair to look awesome and to be healthy, it’s hard to get over the greasy roots. In fact, you don’t want to get over them, you don’t want them at all. That’s perfect because we have a remedy that will help you look great without the oily sheen.

Routine to balance an oily scalp 

The trick is creating a routine that uses only the best products to nourish and support your hair from follicle to tip. When you have a customized routine that addresses your hair concerns, your hair is able to thrive, and it won’t over or under produce sebum. This means longer times between shampoos for healthier hair and better-looking hair with that second-day body.

1. Nourishing, moisturizing shampoo

The first step in your new routine is to find a great shampoo that doesn’t have any harsh chemicals but instead works to nourish and moisturize your hair with all-natural ingredients. This is essential because it’s believed that the stripping of natural oils from chemicals is what prompts the overproduction of sebum in the first place. 

By using a gentle product without chemicals, you can end the viscous oil cycle. Ease into shampooing less, start with a daily wash, and then try every other day, and finally, aim for every third day–or longer!

2. Renewing Growth Treatment

Hair La Vie’s Renewing Growth Treatment has a key ingredient that’s exactly what your hair needs–red clover. Red clover extract, or capixyl, is proven to help remedy hair loss. It works on every aspect of your hair from the scalp, to the roots, to the strands. It promotes the growth phase of your hair and delays the shedding phase, so you have more hair, and it’s thicker. The thickness will help your hair appear less oily, too.

3. Natural oil absorbers

You want to find natural products to use as styling aids or in a dry shampoo, as these can help manage any oils you have. The ingredients you want to focus on are cornstarch and black clay. 

♦ Cornstarch soaks up excess oil and turns translucent when it does, so you can’t see it. It also creates a wonderfully silky finish.

♦ Black clay is also known for its ability to soak up oils without causing damage from over-drying the scalp and your hair strands.

4. Volumizing spray

Straight styles tend to high light oily hair. When you’re styling, try to work to create the appearance of depth. A volumizing spray used from the root outward can help you create that appearance of a lift, and this style will hide any excess sebum. 

The plus here is that your second-day hair will already have some texture that lends itself well to full-looking styles, and adding a volumizing spray will amplify that look.

5. Weekly scalp scrub

Finally, you’ll want to do a weekly scalp scrub to reduce buildup, by gently (and we really mean gently) scrubbing your scalp. Never use a scalp scrub that has microbeads. In fact, the following recipe is an easy DIY that does the job perfectly. 

♦ 2 tablespoons sea salt

♦ 2 tablespoons lemon juice

♦ 2 tablespoons olive oil

♦ 4 spritzes of Hair La Vie Leave-In Conditioner

Apply this mixture to your scalp and gently rub and massage with your fingertips. After five to 10 minutes, rinse clean or use your gentle shampoo to remove the scrub.

Lifestyle changes to prevent oily hair

You know that eating a ton of greasy fries with a hamburger followed by a shake isn’t a great idea for your hair or body. What other lifestyle changes can you make to help your hair look its best?

Change your brush. A wide-toothed comb and a natural boar’s hair bristle brush are great to help hide oily hair. The comb will prevent oil from spreading as it would with its more-narrow toothed cousin. The boar’s hair brush absorbs oil, so there’s actually less of it.

Condition your hair. Conditioner doesn’t cause oily hair, it actually supplies needed moisture to the strands and scalp, so your head doesn’t have to produce as much sebum. Always condition your hair after washing it. 

Don’t touch. Try to avoid touching your hair and head as much as possible. Regularly touching your hair deposits oils from the skin on your fingers onto your hair. This can also irritate your scalp and can prompt it to produce more oil.

Change your style. A hairstyle change can do wonders for hiding your oily roots. Try the following:

♦ Add height to your crown

♦ Try a half-up bun

♦ Or a very-loose, messy bun

♦ Go for a beachy wave 

♦ Change your part

Hair La Vie Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is vital to extending the time between your washes and having hair that looks fantastic. The problem is too many dry shampoos leave you unsatisfied. 

Hair La Vie’s solution is a Dry Shampoo that takes the best nature has to offer to create revitalized hair that’s cleaner, less oily, and beautifully balanced. In addition, the antioxidants and essentials oils in the ingredients protect your scalp while adding important nutrition to boosts your hair’s health.

It’s really the perfect blend of a dry shampoo that will clean and refresh your hair for great styles in-between washes and a product that supports hair health. It’s the best product on the market, infusing all-natural ingredients in a way that out-performs the competition.

Final thoughts

Skipping shampoos and letting your hair go longer between can be great for the health of your hair, and it can help it grow longer, but it will come with some oily repercussions. 

If you want to combat oil and boost the health of your hair, it takes a whole regimen geared toward balancing your scalp. To do this, focus on a nourishing shampoo, using red clover extract, a natural oil absorber, volumizing spray, and weekly scalp scrubs.

Add a few lifestyle and hairstyle changes to your repertoire and make Hair La Vie’s dry shampoo a regular part of your haircare regimen, and you’ve got all you need to control oily hair and boost your hair health. It’s just one more step toward expressing your natural self and becoming the best you possible.

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