Here are seven other culprits to blame.
1. Not stimulating your scalp.
Ever wondered why you get such a good head massage during your shampoo at the salon? No, it’s not just to encourage you to tip (although it definitely works for us), but rather to stimulate the oil glands in your scalp to prevent greasy hair.
You can do the same at home with your hairbrush.
“The best way to avoid that greasy feeling is for you to vigorously brush your scalp for about 50 to 100 strokes at night before you go to bed to stimulate the oil glands in your scalp, which will then bring all the excess oil out,” says Mary Dixon from Brisbane’s Plum Hair Body Beauty.
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It’s a vicious cycle. Too frequent washing actually strips the hair of natural oils which then stimulates the sebum glands to produce even more oil in the hair.
Limiting your hair washes to at least every other day will help prevent this, and ensuring you’re washing your hair properly can reduce the greasiness even further.
3. Product build-up.
Take the time to thoroughly wash out product to avoid a build-up that will just make you hair look limp and greasy.
This is a relatively obvious one, but worth looking at. Sweat from exercise will make your hair look greasy, so if you’re working out daily try using dry shampoo to disguise your oily hair rather than washing after every session.