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How To Manage Greasy Curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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How To Manage Greasy Curls


Have you ever felt as though your curls are greasy, no matter what you do? Oily hair can be a nuisance. However, it doesn't have to be. Here's how to manage greasy curls.

How To Manage Greasy Curls

Hands off:

Keep your hands out of your hair. The oils on your fingers can transfer to your hair if you touch it too often. If you have a tendency to touch your curls often, try some light protective styles to keep your hair back.

Detangle correctly:

Still using a brush to detangle your curls? If so, ditch it immediately. While a scalp massage can help increase blood flow and circulation, which is good for your hair, raking your scalp with a brush is not. This will distribute oils throughout your hair and disrupt your natural curl patterns.

Check product ingredients:

Does your hair feel greasy and oily almost immaculately after shampooing? If so, it might be time to check out the ingredients in your shampoo and other products. If they feature harsh chemicals, you could be contributing to your scalp becoming overly dry. When this happens, your body will make more oil to compensate, which leads to greasy hair. Try to focus on gentle cleanser and products that hydrate.

Don't abuse your scalp:

When it comes to avoiding greasy hair, it's important not to over abuse your scalp. This means avoiding deep scrubs and overly aggressive massages when shampooing. While rubbing your scalp with your finger tips is important to help break up build up, overly manipulating your scalp can actually cause an overproduction in oil. Additionally, when you're washing your hair try to avoid using extremely hot water, as this can aggravate your skin.

Use dry shampoo:

Dry shampoo is your friend! It works by absorbing oil and helping to lift it away from your scalp. This will buy you a few days between washes and keeps your hair from looking overly oil. Additionally, it can provide a bit of texture for those curlies with finer hair.

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