It’s hot. It’s humid. You’re sweating. To make it worse, your water-soluble hair product washes off every time you sweat, causing your hairstyle to fall flat too. As a result? You get soppy, greasy hair. Eeek! That is never good news but it is inevitable with the weather conditions during summer. So, how do you deal?
In this installment of summer hair care series, I am going to share tips to make this problem easier to manage. Say goodbye to greasy hair and better summer hair with these tips:
- Use hair powder and sprinkle it to your scalp. The powder will absorb any excess oil from your scalp. Use a small amount and make sure that it hits your roots. Use a comb and distribute it throughout your scalp and hair. When you’re done, finish off with hairspray so you can achieve that glossy finish without adding more oil to your hair.
- Put your hair up. There are two distinct advantages to choosing an updo hairstyle during summer: 1) it makes you feel fresher and 2) your hair does not get into contact with sweat as much as it does when you leave it down. Sweat is one of the biggest contributors to making your hair feel and look greasy.
- Stop using too much product. Hair products can leave residues behind that will contribute to making your hair greasy. When your hair starts to become oily, the natural inclination is to add in more products in an effort to combat the greasiness. However, you are actually contributing more to the problem than solving it. It becomes doubly worse during summer as your hair produces more oil when your body is feeling hot and dry. To combat such problem, you need to clarify regularly in the summer.
- Putting sunglasses on your head is a bad idea. It is an innocent mistake – but the sunscreen, facial moisturisers, and lotions from your face is bringing in oil to your hair. An easy solution for this is to carry a facial cleansing wipe so you can clean out your sunglasses before putting it over your head. That way, you are not adding more oil to your already greasy hair.
Dealing with greasy hair is no rocket science. However, it is important to become aware of common styling mistakes that might further aggravate the problem.