I’ve been blessed with oily hair and dry skin. Lucky me, right?
I was one of those people who had to wash their hair every single day. And before you say “you need to teach your hair to not get oily!”… trust me, I’ve tried. I’ve also tried so many products that claim to help make your hair less oily, and while many were complete busts, I have learned some tricks along the way. So if you suffer like I do and want perfect second day hair (yes, the photo below was actually second day hair for me), you’ll want to try a few things.
1. Shampoo your hair twice: When I heard to try this, my eyes widened like I learned the meaning of life. Every time I wash my hair I shampoo twice, once for an initial clean, and a second time for a deep clean.
2. Never put conditioner on your scalp: This may seem like a no-brainer, but I didn’t even think of not putting conditioner all over my hair. I’ve learned that conditioning my hair starting at the ends and spreading it to about 4-inches away from my scalp helps keep my hair from being too oily.
3. Let your dry shampoo sit overnight in your hair: This is probably one of my favorite beauty tips. I learned it from Jess at Bows and Sequins on her blog. Usually I wash my hair at night, and for the second night, I put in a powdered dry shampoo generously at my roots. At first I look like I’m seriously going grey, but by the time I wake up, the powder has soaked up all of the oil. It’s seriously magic. One of my favorite dry shampoos is Verb’s product, which is very reasonably priced and lasts a long time (and I use it every other day). It also has minimal smell and never makes me feel like I have dry shampoo in. And you can shop it at Sephora!
4. Try apple cider vinegar: Seriously. Apple cider vinegar works as a rinse to get all of the junk off your scalp. Add a few tablespoons to a cup of water and pour on your hair, letting it soak for a few minutes. Rinse with cold water, and you’re done!
5. Rinse your hair in cold water: I’m not too sure if this helps with oily hair, but I notice a significant difference when I rinse my hair with ice cold water. Usually I do this after I’m out of the shower after my usual routine, and rinse my hair in the tub. The results? Ultra shiny hair. So worth the few seconds of coldness.