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Train your hair to be less greasy

Train your hair to be less greasy

No one wants to leave the house when their hair feels and looks greasy, but that doesn’t mean you need to wash your tresses every day. If shampooing your locks isn’t urgent, and you’re brave enough to follow in Kim Kardashian’s footsteps in cleaning them every five days, we have a few suggestions on how you can train your hair to be less oily.

During your last wash, experts suggest picking a clear shampoo rather than a creamy one which will weigh your hair down more. We propose Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo or TRESemmé Moisture Rich Luxurious Moisture Shampoo, and don’t apply too much; just enough to get a good lather all over.

Hair that goes greasy super quick should jump on the dry shampoo bandwagon straight after your newly-washed tresses have dried, spritzing it on your roots.

For those who haven’t applied dry shampoo after your wash, day two is your turn to get stuck in, spraying an even, light coverage along your hairline and a little throughout the thicker areas to give it life.

By the time you wake up in the morning on day three you’ll probably feel desperate for a wash. But hold off and don’t give up that quick! Those with medium to long hair can reach for a band and tie it back, in a loose, messy bun or mid-height ponytail. With your hair pulled back you’ll be less likely to touch it, so make sure any loose strands are tended to too. For shorter styles, get some butterfly clips and pull the sides out of your face, creating a cute and casual finish.

It’s best to time this run-up towards the end of the week, so by the fourth day you can chill at home and not worry about how grubby you feel. Now, if you’re willing to wait a little longer, hair experts have recommended the cider vinegar rinse; dampen your hair with warm water and pour a spoonful or two of an apple cider vinegar into your hair. Work it through, which will remove any excess skin/build up on your scalp without damaging it, then rinse out with warm water.

When the wash finally arrives, follow the first set of rules (small amount of clear shampoo!) and a small amount of conditioner, from below the roots to your ends. Try not to manhandle it too much once you’re out the shower as this will cause grease, and if you use products apply sparingly and pick just one.

Then, repeat!

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