How To Make Your Hair Less Greasy

If you have thin hair and shampoo everyday, you likely may be asking yourself how to make your hair less greasy. Understandably shampooing everyday is tempting, however, any hair expert will advise against this. Shampooing on a daily basis is a huge factor in why your hair is greasy. Shampoo dries out the scalp, so in response, your scalp produces sebum to replace the moisture lost during your shower.

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What Is Sebum?

Sebum is a mixture of fatty acids, waxes, and other natural chemicals that protect the skin’s moisture barrier. Sebum not only keeps your scalp moisturized, but it also keeps your hair moisturized too.

You may be asking, “is sebum the same thing as oil?” No, sebum is just one of the many components of oil which also includes sweat, dead skin cells, and tiny particles from the dust floating around you.”

Why It Is Important To Stop Shampooing Everyday

There are many benefits to not washing your hair everyday. Not shampooing everyday helps your hair to maintain natural oils and leads to shinier, healthier hair. It also results in less breakage, less build up, a moisturized scalp, easier styling, and most importantly… less greasy hair!

How To Stop Shampooing Everyday

After reading several articles about the best way to do this I have decided to gradually build up the number of days between washes. The first week, I transitioned to washing my hair every other day. This was a relatively easy transition. My hair was definitely greasy on the second day but it was bearable. No additional products or special care was needed.

Note: Make sure you are using sulphate-free shampoo when you are washing your hair. This will make a massive difference. It is also advised to use shampoo with a pH that is lower than 5.5 for the same purposes.

During the second week I began the transition to two days between washes. On the third day, my scalp was itchy and my hair was greasy from my scalp to halfway down. This called for adding in a clarifying shampoo and scalp scrub to cleanse my scalp. Scalp care is incredibly important to this process and gives you something refreshing to look forward to at the end of day 3. NatureLab. Tokyo’s Clarifying Scrub below was the perfect remedy.

I have just finished the second week and am waiting to transition to 3 days between scrubs. I will update the post later to let you know how that goes! Experts suggest that 2-3 days is a common max number of days for very fine hair so I will experiment and see what works best for my hair type. For other textures, it is possible to extend to 4-7 days. Comment below if you have any suggestions!

NatureLab. Tokyo Perfect Shine Clarifying Scrub

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Coconut Oil Hair Mask To Brighten Dull Hair

Looking to add shine back to your hair? And moisturize at the same time? A coconut oil hair mask could be a great option for you!

After months of cold winter weather, many of us are looking forward to Spring, warm weather, and sunshine. Staying inside during the winter often causes our hair to become dull due to a lack of sunlight. While too much sunlight can damage your hair, a small dose each day adds the perfect amount of gleam.

Other causes of dull hair could include using the wrong products for your hair type, overusing chemicals in your hair, and not getting enough nutrients in your diet. Lucky for us all, there are countless ways to get your hair back to its natural shine and glow.

Our hair mask today combines two all-purpose beauty ingredients: coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Hair

Using coconut oil as a hair mask can help moisturize and seal your hair. Research shows that more than any other natural oil, coconut helps to prevent protein loss. Additionally, applying oil to your hair before and after showering protects it from damage when it is wet (this is when your hair is most vulnerable to damage). Coconut oil can also help prevent sun damage, reduce hair loss, and treat dandruff.

With so many benefits, it makes sense to add coconut oil to your hair care routine.

Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair

Apple cider vinegar benefits the hair and scalp in a whole host of ways. First and foremost, it balances the pH levels of your hair and scalp which in turn closes the hair cuticle and makes your hair smoother, easier to detangle, shinier, and protects it from damage.

On top of this, apple cider vinegar cleanses the scalp by removing product build-up, reducing color-fading, and promotes a healthy scalp with its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

The Hair Mask Recipe

This is an incredibly simple recipe that will moisturize and deep cleanse your hair.

  • 2 Tbs of coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar

Make sure the coconut oil is in liquid form (heat if necessary) and then combine it in a bowl with the apple cider vinegar. Mix the oil and vinegar together well. You will see beautiful golden bubbles!

When the mixture is cool, apply the mask to dry or damp sections of your hair in sections. Cover your hair with the mixture from root to tip.

Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then follow up with a shower and your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.

Hair Mask Results

I was so pleasantly surprised by the immediate results of this hair mask. While brushing my wet hair and looking in the mirror, my hair was visibly brighter and shinier on a whole new level. My hair was easily detangled and only needed a few strokes of the hairbrush. It was incredibly soft and smooth. Softer and smoother than it has been in months. I highly recommend trying out this hair mask. The 10 minutes is highly worth it.