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How to Wash Your Hair Less Often

Greasy hair can be an annoying problem. You might consider washing it more often to make it look clean. However, overwashing can provoke even more oil production.

5-Minute Crafts will help you to train your hair to be less greasy.

1. Use sulfate and silicon-free shampoo.

If a shampoo contains sulfates, it can dry out your scalp. For this reason, try to clean your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. It helps to gently purify your hair without removing the necessary oils for it. Silicones make locks look dirty, oily, and weighed down. You’ll most likely find the following silicones in hair products:

  • Dimethicone
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Amodimethicone

Try not to buy products with ingredients ending in “-cone.”

2. Air-dry your hair.

It can be surprising, but using blow dryers and strengtheners can trigger your sweat glands. Lay off them to reduce oil production in the hair. Choose to air-dry your locks instead. It will help to stretch out your time between washes and avoid heat damage. To prevent frizzy hair, apply moisturizing shampoo and conditioner while washing — this applies to all hair types.

3. Apply apple cider vinegar.

Try to incorporate a rinse of apple cider vinegar (ACV) into your hair care routine several times a week. It’s good for removing product buildup, balancing the scalp’s pH, and reducing frizz.

How to use ACV for hair:

  1. Add 2-4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water.
  2. Wash your hair using shampoo and conditioner.
  3. Apply the mixture to your hair evenly, rubbing your scalp.
  4. Wait a couple of minutes and rinse it out.

4. Use a hair scrub.

Hair scrubs are good for oily, irritated scalps. It also helps hair to look healthy and fresh. Apply it once every 7-10 shampoos.

Here are some recommendations to help you exfoliate your scalp correctly:

  • Put the product directly on the head. Try not to apply it to the hair shaft.
  • Rub it in with circular motions. It will lift the dead skin cells off the scalp.
  • Gently rinse it out.

Remember, scrubs are not recommended if you have acne, eczema, or psoriasis (a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches) on the scalp. Also, if your scalp is sensitive, consult your doctor.

5. Clean your brush.

Oils, styling products, and general gunk on your brush can make your hair look greasy right after washing.

Clean your brushes and combs using a bit of shampoo or soft soap. It will remove the buildup. After every brush, dig out the hair from the styling tools to keep them clean.

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