We all struggle with the daily thought of when to wash our hair. Trying to maintain a balance between clean hair and greasy hair can be a total struggle! I mean who wants to walk around with shiny roots, right?! Greasy hair is the result of the sebaceous glands on your scalp producing oil. This oil can be absorbed by your hair which creates the shiny, greasy appearance that we all try to avoid. People with more coarse hair will normally be able to push off shampooing their hair longer than those with finer hair. No matter your hair type, we all find ourselves trying to fight off the grease at some point. We’ve compiled a list of some of our best tips to train your hair to be less oily. These tricks can help your hair follicles produce less oil which will prevent your hair from feeling so icky shortly after you wash it.

1. Shampoo 1-2 times a week. Sounds crazy right?!

It’s a fact that the more you wash your hair, the more greasy it will become. It sounds odd that washing your hair more could make it more greasy but shampoo can actually strip your hair of its natural oils, causing it to overproduce oil. It’s going to be hard at first but once you can resist the urge to constantly wash your hair, you’ll see results! We recommend shampooing every two to three days to train your hair to become less oily. Our Garbo’s Apple Cider and Pectin Shampoo is made for boosting volume while removing unwanted residue. We also love our Marula and Grapeseed shampoo that is made with organic oils that you will actually want in your hair.

2. Use a Clarifying Shampoo

Adding a clarifying shampoo into your shower routine can help give your hair a deep wash after you have let it do its thing for a few days! Clarifying shampoos are deep cleansers that aim to remove residue and buildup. They are very strong so remember a little bit goes a long way! You’ll only need to add this step in once or twice a week. Dry shampoo is also a great way to push off washing your hair and will make your roots feel less greasy! Try out our Garbo’s Clarifying Shampoo and Garbo’s Freshen Up Dry Shampoo! These products are a fabulous addition to your hair care collection!

3. Conditioning is Key

It may sound like conditioning could increase the greasiness of your hair but it actually helps slow down oil production. Conditioning your hair from the middle section to the ends of your hair will send a signal to your scalp that it has enough moisture. Remember- don’t put conditioner directly on your scalp! Our Marula And Grapeseed conditioner pairs great with the Marula And Grapeseed shampoo. We also love our Keratin Therapy Conditioner which is great for maintaining Keratin and other color treatments.

4. Warm to Cold

Hot water temperatures can dry out your hair and scalp, leaving your hair to produce more oil. When you start your shower with warm water it will open your hair cuticles before you start the shampooing process. Once you are finishing up your shower routine, change that water to a cooler temperature! This will close up your cuticles.

5. Hair Treatment

There are so many treatments that you can try out on your hair to show it the extra love it’s been needing! Whether that be an apple cider vinegar treatment or a mask, find a way to block out time in your schedule to ensure your hair gets the love it deserves. One of our popular hair treatments is our Garbo’s Indulge Mask. This mask uses noni berry and avocado to ensure a deep moisturizing treatment for your hair.

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