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5 things that could be making your hair greasy

Suffer with greasy hair? You’re not alone!

Although we can’t vanish grease for good, we can prevent it from building up. All you need to do is familiarize yourself with the main culprits and you’ll be well on your way to luscious locks…

1) Fiddling

Whether you fiddle with your hair cos you’re bored or cos you’re trying to flirt, it’s time to stop! Why? Cos the more you touch your locks, the more dirt and oil you’ll be transferring from your fingertips.

2. Over-shampooing

Too much of a good thing can be bad, and that’s deffo the case with shampoo! Unbeknown to many of us, shampooing your hair on the daily will strip your scalp of its natural oils, which sends your locks into overdrive as they try to replace them. The solution? Try washing your hair every 2-3 days.  

3. Over-conditioning

Although we all LOVE the feeling of super-sleek locks, too much conditioner may be weighing you down and causing greasy roots. The solution? Avoid conditioning your whole hair, and instead just focus on the tips and mid-length.

4. Over-brushing

No one likes tangled tresses, but over-brushing them can encourage excessive oil production. To avoid this, focus your brush on the lengths and tips, avoiding the roots at all costs.

5. using an old brush

It’s bad news for those of you that’ve had the same hairbrush for years on end! Why? Cos a dirty brush can transform your fresh af locks into a greasy af mess.

Thanks to all that matted hair and old product residue, there will be a lot of bacteria, dust and yeast lurking in the bristles. The solution? Keep your brush squeaky clean and replace it every 6 (or so) months.

So, there you have it! 5 causes of grease! Now you’re aware of the main culprits, you can change your habits & embrace your luscious locks.

Posted on 9th August 2018

By Holly D

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