Not cleaning your brush
Your hairbrush can be a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria, particularly if you utilise styling products on a regular basis. The build-up of dust and stale product remnants will make for one clogged instrument that will transfer itself into your clean locks. According to hair stylist, Steve Lococo, “It may seem like common sense, but people often brush their hair with a dirty brush. The build-up of oil and dirt will cause even freshly washed hair to appear greasy.” Make sure to clean out the bushel of hair on your brush at least once every few days and sanitise the bristles with a mild cleanser.
Wearing your hair up at night
If you’re prone to tying your hair up at night to avoid tangles, you might want to reconsider. “When you tie your hair up at night, all of your natural oils become concentrated at the scalp,” shares hair stylist, CJ Dougherty. “This prevents the oils from working their way down the whole hair strand leaving hair looking greasy near the root area.” Try showering in the morning instead or investing in a great hairbrush.
If you are stuck in a geographical area known for high humidity, there’s unfortunately not much you can do to control Mother Nature’s stubborn ways. Environmental factors can cause physical appearances like skin and hair to take a toll, but there are ways you can improve the look of oily hair. According to salon director, Amy Kimball, “When it’s hot, humid, and we’re sweating all the time, it can cause oil to build up faster on the hair than in cooler climates.” In this case, try purifying scalp cleansers to help counteract and balance sebum levels.