Thursday | October 22, 2020
Mane Management: Fend Off Oily Hair
Let’s face it–there are only so many hours in a day, and the majority are spent sleeping, working, or whipping up meals (ok, and watching hours of Netflix). Sometimes, washing our hair is the last thing on an always lengthy to-do list, and can feel like a bit of a chore. Here are a few tips to make your locks last in between washes and prevent oil build-up!
Say “No Thank You” to Towels
We all do it –get our hair twisted in a towel as soon as we step out of the shower. But it may not be the best trick for your tresses. Keeping it all under wraps will make your roots oily and ends dry, which is not ideal. This also creates frizz, so it’s especially bad for those with curly locks. Instead, quickly pat your hair with a towel to remove excess water, and let it air-dry a bit before you brush/blow-dry. If you have curly hair, cut out the towel altogether and make a cotton tee your BFFL. Use it to gently wring your hair and then wrap it up just as you would with a towel –its less-rough texture will help reduce frizz. Try this Moroccanoil Smoothing Mask to keep locks smooth.
Give it the Cold Shoulder
That’s right, your hair’s had it with the heat! Rinse it with cold water for extra shine, and to help close the glands that produce sebum and are to blame for oily locks.
Look, but Don’t Touch
Tucking behind your ears? Getting those bangs away from your face? Constantly touching your tresses will leave them looking oily and flat. So keep them back with bobby pins or hair ties or headbands. These great headbands come in tons of in fun colours and designs!
Avoid Post-Workout Washes
Breaking a sweat is great, except for your hair. As tempted as we may be to wash it right away, it’s not a good idea –especially if workouts are a daily occurrence. Instead, brush it out, use a spray bottle with water, and blow-dry on low heat to freshen up. Or for a quicker fix, spray on some dry shampoo and massage into your scalp. Moroccan Oil carries great options, that are tailored to your hair colour (light and dark tones –so you don’t end up with contrasting residue). We carry the full line of Moroccan Oil products in our online retail boutique.
What’s your tried and trusted way to fend off oily hair? Share your tips and tricks with us on Instagram. Check out our favourite grease-fighting hair products available on The Elmwood Shop!