Oily hair can be annoying enough, but what if you have oily roots and dry ends? This is what you do if you have this combination hair type:
1. Shampoo the scalp, condition the ends
When you are washing your hair, shampoo the scalp and not all of your hair. When rinsing, the shampoo will run down your hair anyway. Shampoo dries out the hair and the ends don’t really need it anyway.
And when conditioning, don’t skip it, just avoid the scalp and keep it below the ears.
Washing like this will help those dry ends without leaving your hair greasy.
2. Try a natural boar bristle brush
A bristle brush distributes the oils from your roots down to your ends, moisturizing them and leaving your roots less greasy.
3. Touching your hair often makes it oilier faster
You might not notice it, but during the day you touch your hair a lot. The oils from your fingers transfer on to your hair. Which makes it greasier, faster. Try not to touch your hair during the day.
4. If you wash your hair in super hot water, stop.
Do you use super hot water when washing your hair? Hot water stimulates the sebaceous gland, so when washing, turn down the temp. It can also dry out the hair. Wash with warm/lukewarm water instead.
5. Dry shampoo… on clean hair!
One way to deal with this hair combo is dry shampoo in between washes. One great dry shampoo hack is to apply it on clean hair, before it gets a chance to get dirty. This keeps hair from getting oilier longer.
6. Keep your hair brush clean
Your brush has oils, product buildup, dirt. Keep it clean to avoid transferring all that on to clean hair and making it greasy.
7. Moisturize those ends
To help the dryness, deep condition and apply masks often on the ends. Apply oils, they get rid of dryness too. You can use oils like avocado, almond, olive and coconut. One AMAZING mask for dry hair is a honey and coconut oil mask. Give it a try. It leaves your hair very soft!
8. Try an ACV rinse for the oiliness
Rinsing the hair with apple cider vinegar is a natural remedy that helps the oily scalp. Give it a try.
9. Go heat less! Or at least limit heat
Heat is the reason why your hair is dry.
If you really want to get rid of of those dry ends, use less heat. Limit the amount of times you heat style your hair, always use heat protection and turn down the temp!
There are also so many heat less ways to style your hair! You can straighten it, get waves and curls all without damage. Give it a try!
10. Get the right shampoo and conditioner:
You don’t actually need a shampoo and conditioner that are partners.
Get a light/clear/ shampoo. Because heavy, creamy, moisturizing ones are not what you want for oily, greasy hair.
But it is what you want for conditioner, one for dry hair. Just remember to avoid the scalp when washing.
Also for shampoo, a gentle, mild one would also be great for both oily and dry hair. Why? Because harsh shampoos can dry out your hair and can also make oiliness worse because they strip your scalp’s natural oils. Which makes your scalp produce more. A sulfate free one would be great.
11. Try to train and not wash your hair everyday
Do you wash your hair everyday? Over washing dries out your hair.
Also, a lot of people found that ”training” their hair and washing it less can make it less oily over time. This doesn’t work for everyone but it’s worth giving a try.
Oily roots and dry ends are a difficult hair combination, but with these tips your hair should improve and be more balanced soon!