10 Ways to Fix Greasy Roots
Use any type of loose powder (baby powder with lavender or corn starch work great) and apply it with a brush or make up sponge or puff for extra control. Work the powder through your hair, at the roots and style as usual.
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2. Fruity Fix
Try an apple and citrus fix as a gentle acidic rinse. Mix apple cider vinegar or lemon juice with warm water and use it as a rinse in the shower. The acidic properties of these will help remove the oil and clean hair and roots thoroughly, without damaging the hair.
DIYAfter shampooing, try mixing the juice of one fresh orange, water, a tablespoon of honey, and a tablespoon of sandalwood oil together and let it coat your scalp for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse out thoroughly and watch how shiny your curls will look (not to mention how great it will smell).
If you'd rather buy that do it yourself, try these tangy cleansers:
3. Wash Less
Washing your hair every day can break down the natural oils in your hair. When you wash too often the glands reproduce what they need, or what was washed away. If your hair is super oily, try shampooing every other day, if possible (or once a week if you can!). Use a good conditioner or conditioning treatment to keep hair soft and well nourished.
Some good clarifying shampoos targeted toward oily scalps are:
Stay away from products that contain too many harsh chemicals, these can cause build up and oily spots. Try out DIY products or simpler products that contain fewer, basic ingredients. Look for the words 'lightweight' in the titles.
Here are some second-day refreshers & detanglers that won't leave oily residue:
5. Absorb the Oil
We love it for breakfast (heck, even for dinner!) and it’s pretty good for our bodies, so, yes, it’s great for hair too! Oatmeal makes a great absorber. Try preparing plain oatmeal and using it as a masque for your hair.You can mix in a bit of your favorite conditioner (just a little) and let it sit on your hair for 15-20 mins. The rinse out will take a while (also, be prepared to clean out your drain) but it will leave your hair clean, sans the oil, and healthy.
6. Dry Shampoo
There are a number of dry shampoos on the market these days, try one that works for your hair type and use a small amount, applied directly to your oily root area. You can find travel versions to take with you to work, the gym or keep in your car for super fast fixes too!
Here are some of our fave dry shampoos:
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7. Cover Up
If you have been looking to try out a new headband or wrap a scarf around your locks - this is a great time to try it out.It's spring, so take advantage of beautiful floral crowns! Or use a wider head band or scarf to cover your roots, push hair from your faces and flaunt your facial features.
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8. Soothe Your Scalp
Oftentimes our hair shafts and follices don’t get too much attention--or motion.
A gentle massage may not only help you relax, but it may also help lower the amount of oily spots. Try giving your head a gentle massage in the shower or at night before bed. Without rubbing your actual hair, feel your scalp and gently use the pads of your fingers to work around your head and neck.
MORE: How to Give a Scalp Massage
9. Time to Trim
If hair is kept at it’s best, healthy, there will be less chance for oily spots to return. Browse through our Salon Finder in search of a local curly stylist near you to ensure you're getting the right amount of hair trimmed.
10. Make the Most of It
Make the oily spots work for you! Hair can be a bit more flexible and manageable with the extra oils, so try out a cool new bun or updo- it will be easier to do and may just give you a new look for a day! Check out Evelyn's chic retro updo tutorial for a little inspiration.