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HOW TO GET RID OF GREASY HAIR

There is nothing better than the feeling of having freshly washed hair. But realizing that, that feeling lasts less and less and that no matter how much you wash it, your hair gets greasy quickly is especially frustrating. If you are one of those who wear their hair in ponytails more than they would like, […]

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There is nothing better than the feeling of having freshly washed hair. But realizing that, that feeling lasts less and less and that no matter how much you wash it, your hair gets greasy quickly is especially frustrating. If you are one of those who wear their hair in ponytails more than they would like, or if you use too many products and hats to hide excess fat, fear not: we have some practical tips to help you get rid of greasy hair.

1. Bye-bye brush

When you’re trying to detangle your hair or undo a bun, bristle brushes tend to distribute the product and oil along the hair shaft, making it appear oilier. Better use a wide tooth comb. Thanks to the space between tooth and tooth, combs distribute less oil and help improve the appearance of greasy hair.

2. Detox your hair

It is very tempting to fill your hair with waxes, mousses and creams to give your hairstyle volume and shape. However, using these types of products too much and too often can make you look greasy and lackluster. The solution? A detox for your hair. A deep wash system like Zincplex’s Hair Products Purify and Replenish Deep Cleansing Shampoo and Conditioner helps remove residue and restores your hair’s natural vitality.

3. Choose products that are not sticky

Like oily skin, oily hair will not improve if you hydrate it too much. The problem with excess oil is not a lack of hydration, so stay away from super-moisturizing products or those that promise to reactivate shine. Instead, look for lightweight styling products and solutions that ensure a non-sticky look, as these can help you control your hair without weighing it down from residue.

4. The emergency solution

Imagine the following: you have a date night and you will be at work all day, which means you will not have a chance to wash your greasy hair before going out. What a nightmare! But fear not, we have the perfect solution for when time is not on your side. Dry shampoos, like Zincplex’s Hair Products Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, absorb excess oil and eliminate bad odors, leaving your hair fresh and revitalized. Use between washes, or in situations when your hair needs an emergency touch-up. It is our favorite product to avoid disasters when dealing with excess fat.

5. Wake up and wash your hair

Your body works even when you rest. While you sleep, the glands that produce oil on your scalp work non-stop making sebaceous secretions (the natural oils in your hair). And yes, you guessed it: this is precisely what covers your hair and makes it look greasy. If your scalp produces more sebaceous secretions than necessary, sometimes you may wake up and immediately notice the greasy appearance of your hair. It may sound obvious, but the best way to combat morning oil is to wash your hair in the morning and not at night. This will help remove waste and fat accumulated overnight and will leave you feeling fresh for longer.

Don’t let greasy hair ruin your look. Now that you know how to get rid of it, get your style back and feel fresh.

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