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5 Easy summer hairstyles and tips to gain control of your oily hair

5 Easy summer hairstyles and tips to gain control of your oily hair

Do you wage an oil war on a daily basis? You’re not alone. Oily hair is one of the biggest complaints people have. So how can you win this war or, at the very least, arm yourself with powerful weapons?

The good news is that we have some answers for you, and with a little trial and error, you’ll find your secret weapon in the battle against oily hair. The answer lies mainly in how you style your tresses. 

Hairstyles that hide oily hair

New part. Switch your part from one day to the next. Switching the part works against the grain of your hair and gives a little volume. It prevents the oil that sits on your regular part from weighing your hair down and being too visible.

Use accessories. Using clips, bobby pins, a flower, a fascinator, or whatever accessories you have handy, draws attention away from your hair and puts it on the fun little extras.

Make buns. Low chignon buns or high top-knot buns are a hot trend, and they hide oily hair perfectly. Pull out a few strands for a dry, loose look, and you’re good to go.

Textured ponytail. The undone look takes a little more time than anything “undone” should, but it’s faster than washing, conditioning, drying, and styling. Make sure you have a great texturizing spray that adds definition and volume, and you’ve got the look.

Dutch braids. Dutch braids are all the rage right now, and if you’ve mastered a French braid, then you simply flip it inside out to go Dutch. While strands go over in a French braid, they go under in a Dutch braid, leaving the oiliest parts against your crown and the drier bits on display.

More tips for fighting oily hair

While adopting a new hairstyle is a great way to combat the look of oily hair, there are some other tips you can take advantage of that will make that new hairstyle look even more outstanding. 

Highlights. If your hair is all one color, especially if it’s dark, it’s a lot easier to see the oil and greasy build-up. Getting some highlights, low lights, or any sort of color dimension goes a long way toward hiding imperfections.

Skip the shampoo. This may seem counterintuitive, but the more you shampoo your hair, the more oil it creates to bring back moisture to the scalp and roots. Going the co-wash or the no-poo route takes a bit of getting used to, but once your head acclimates, you’ll be surprised at how little grease and oil you have to deal with on a regular basis.

Dry shampoo. One way to instantly make your hair look less oily without washing is with dry shampoo. Hair La Vie’s Dry Shampoo is a perfect blend of naturally-derived ingredients without harmful chemicals. 

Dry shampoo will help you stretch the time between shampoos, so your hair can achieve its natural balance with healthy oils and nutrients. It also gives you a wonderful way to style your hair with built-in texture, a fresh scent, and oil-absorbing ingredients that help to combat that pesky problem you’re trying to solve. 

Because Hair La Vie’s dry shampoo comes in powder form, it’s easier to control where it lands and how much you use. It also helps you disperse it throughout the hair for optimal performance. 

Don’t touch. Your hands create a lot of oils, and if you’re someone who is constantly touching your hair and primping, you might actually be making it worse by transferring excess oil to your hair. 

Proper nutrition. One reason your hair might be creating too much oil is that it’s not getting enough nutrients. Fueling your body with healthy minerals, vitamins, and protein is key to a healthy body and hair. 

If you’re not eating a well-balanced meal each and every day, you might need a little help. Adding Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins to your daily beauty regimen will give your hair and body targeted nutrition to support healthy growth, which could be the answer to your oily woes.

Final thoughts

Oily hair is a nasty foe, it creeps up on you, and drags you down. Whether you continuously fight this battle or you’re working through a transition period, it’s a war you can win. 

Sometimes, all you have to do to keep your look fresh is a little change to your hairstyle to hide the oil, and focus on the drier ends of your hair. Practice a few different hairstyles to find one you can quickly master and that hides your oily concerns.

If you want to do an even better job of hiding the grease, fuel your body and hair with proper nutrition, keep your hands off your hair, and skip the daily shampoos. It’s easier to skip a shampoo when you have a Hair La Vie’s Dry Shampoo at hand, This means you’re back in charge and control.

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